Less is more...

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This is just in general....

There are so many cool, fun and creative things to add to your site through Yola I know it is easy to get carried away. When designing my site I wanted to try out the functionality of all the different links, widgets, blogs, chat spaces, codes, etc... After playing around for a while I realized that less definitely is more. I am a business owner and I am also a consumer with a very busy schedule just like everyone else. The last thing I want to do is get on a web-site that has too many options, too many things going on and too many places to go. I think sites that are user friendly, straight forward and to the point are the best!

That is only my opinion. The idea I have that worked for me was very simple... I created another site through Yola with the same template, look and feel to my real site. I used to that site to play and test. It was a lot easier and less time consuming to test things there vs. save, preview, edit, save, preview edit on the real site.

Thanks,
Paula
http://www.newenglandevents.org
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Paula

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Great advice, Paula!

Clean, simple websites with clear navigation are the best. I am glad that you discovered this design principle and implemented it on your site.

I hope we will do a webcast soon incorporating some best practices in web design and this will certainly be one of the points we will emphasize.
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Paula

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Thanks Monique!
A webcast sounds very exciting, looking forward to it.
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UK Duke, Champion

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Good advice Paula,

You can never have enough quality content but to many widgets and things that divert attention from the point are for sure not a good thing.

I know how i use the internet and i dont like to be bothered by pointlessness.

For my sites i like to think i also use the 'clean style' and 'straight to the point' attitude you mention above.

Thanks for posting im sure budding site builders will appreciate the advice.

If you want to check my main (unfinished) site http://www.hexham.info , tell me if you think it passes the clean, straight foward test :)

Lee.
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Paula

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I am no expert but it looks good to me Lee!
You should call your site: "What the Hex"