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    Prepared by: RONALD C. LUSTE

    100 Do's andDon'ts

    in Web Design

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    Do know your

    audience

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    Do write about

    the subject

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    Do use short

    sentences

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    Do use correct

    spelling

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    Don't usemeaningless

    words

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    Don't use jargon

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    Don't write

    technical

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    Do use the first

    screen

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    Do present the

    issues right away

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    Do use a

    descriptive title

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    Do use small

    pages

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    Don't split topics

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    Do use implicittext for your

    links

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    Do comment on

    your links

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    Do update your

    pages

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    Do show date of

    update

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    Do ask for

    feedback

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    Content

    Don't show anypage under

    construction

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    Navigation

    Do use explicit

    addressing

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    Navigation

    Do check your

    links

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    Navigation

    Dont change links

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    Navigation

    Do always supply

    textual links

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    Navigation

    Do supply a link

    to home

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    NavigationDo use

    navigational aids

    at the top andthe bottom

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    Navigation

    Do use a table of

    contents

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    Navigation

    Do create awhat's new page

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    Navigation

    Do use short

    routes

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    Navigation

    Do keep menu

    item related

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    Navigation

    Dont link to

    irrelevant pages

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    Navigation

    Dont repeat links

    too often

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    Navigation

    Don't useambivalent

    navigation

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    Navigation

    Dont create dead

    end pages

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    Navigation

    Dont make

    prisoners

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    Navigation

    Dont frame other

    sites

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    Design

    Do use consistent

    look and feel

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    Design

    Do use recurring

    visual elements

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    Design

    Dont use dark

    backgrounds

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    Design

    Dont cram your

    pages

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    Design

    Dont push yourtable out of the

    screen

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    Design

    Dont over use

    frames

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    Design

    Do vertical alignthe content of

    table cells

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    DesignDon't mixhorizontal

    aligning

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    Bandwidth

    Do use few colors

    in your GIF's

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    Bandwidth

    Do use highcompression in

    JPEG

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    Bandwidth

    Do reserve space

    for images

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    Bandwidth

    Do providethumbnails for

    large images

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    Bandwidth

    Do reuse images

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    Bandwidth

    Don't referenceimages from

    other sites

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    Bandwidth

    Don't use large

    textual images

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    Bandwidth

    Don't use

    wordprocessors

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    Presenting Text

    Don't use blink

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    Presenting Text

    Don't use columns

    for text

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    Presenting Text

    Don't use small

    serif letters

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    Presenting Text

    Don't use all

    capitals

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    Presenting Text

    Don't overuse

    bold text

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    Presenting Text

    Don't overuse

    italics

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    Presenting Text

    Don't use small

    fonts

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    Presenting Text

    Don't use too

    many fonts

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    Presenting Text

    Do use

    panctuations

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    Presenting Text

    Dont hide your

    links

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    Presenting Text

    Do use alllowercase or all

    uppercase links

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    Presenting Text

    Do separateadjacent textual

    links

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    Presenting Text

    Do limit the size ofpredefined text