New Tutorial - Dos & Don'ts of Website Building

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Hey everyone!

We've put together a list of some dos and don'ts of website building that we hope you will find helpful. If anyone has any ideas about things we may have forgotten, we would love to hear them!

Here is a link: Dos & Don'ts of Website Building.

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Thanks Emmy

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Very good Emmy...I hope everyone just starting out reads this.
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Very good. I think you should add something about checking spelling and grammar. Nothing turns me off faster than lots of typos and poor sentence structure.
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KanThaiDecor

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Diane...You know what helps me with that problem? Going to bed and sleeping instead of working on my site at 2 AM
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my FireFox browser underlines mis-spelled words. This can help if you use firefox. Also, consider pasting into word do not copy from word to the site this is simply to identify which words are mis-spelled and which grammar should be checked, Word is also very good with providing spelling and grammar changes. This is just until Yola comes out with the spelling and grammar feature. Also, you might want to look for text editors where you can edit your text and paste the text into yola. Some of these editors will correct or suggest spelling and grammar changes.
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LOL! I didn't say I had typos. Actually, at 2:00 a.m. everything looks okay! :)
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Everything "looks" ok at 2 am... so when you wake up in the morning you wonder... what's this? FKSIONF! Did I write that? lol
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@ diane...I know just saying, we have all done it!
On the serious side though I agree, it is one of the quickest ways to get rid of a visitor...Another thing we need to consider (myself included) is how quickly our pages load....I have read Google is going to start considering that as part of their PR for 2010
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The example provided, "Be Careful when you justify" was actually fixed/staged". The browser displaying the justification that way has nothing to do with justifying, it has to do with margins. The margins were changed and they were not changed because of the justifying. If the margins were not modified from one example to the other, both examples would look the same.
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Donald

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and why is someone writing an article "Be Careful when you justify" if that person is going to justify as well? Does that make sense to you?
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and Yola is contradicting themselves. It says, "don't use link borders around images" but that's default with yola. If you add a link to an image, by default it adds a border around the image. I don't even know how to remove this border.
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Also, I disagree with different colors cluttering and confusing text... in my website, I use a different color based on which heading it is so you know what is part of what. H1 = color 1, H2 = color 2, H3 = color 3, H4 = color 4, etc. Although I very rarely get to H4. If you use sizes to indicate this, you'll be squinting. Large and Medium aren't that big of a difference, so If you use Large for H2 and Medium for H3, a visitor won't know which is H2 and H3.
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Some very good info here. A great resource for new builders.

I however dont agree with the dont add dashes to your url - the dashes are search engine friendly and get ranked very high.
They also open up another whole world of URL possiblities.
For example...
meetfriends.com
and meet-friends.com
are both as (in my opinion) valid as each other.

Sometimes it actually looks better to split the words up. But yes perhaps not as easy for direct traffic and branding.

Apart from that i agree with all your points. Very handy tips.

Lee.
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I see what you are saying Lee. We could be more clear on that point I believe in the tutorial. I think using a dash, such as meet-friends.com is definitely doable, but sometimes people get into the meet-friends-online-today-chicago.com and it can get really messy for them. Thanks for the suggestion!

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How cool is istockphoto any good ??!!