Some tips to keep in mind while making your website!

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Here are some tips to keep in mind while working on your site.

Background


1. Make sure that your background is something soft to the eye. A color like beige is great, but bright yellow is not.
2. Try not to make an animated background, because it could distract your user from your content.
3. Make the background appropriate, for example, don’t put a black background on a site that is called “The Bright Sun".


Page Media


1. Your page should not have background music if possible, because it will likely distract or chase your user away rather than impress them.
2. Try to not have too much multimedia or images on it, because it will lag the page, which is a big issue with slow internet connections.


Text


1. Make your text stand out, for example, grey text with a grey background is not good, you won’t be able to read it.
2. Give the text a good size, too small and the users have trouble reading it, too big and everything is jumbled up.
3. Make it clear by choosing a good font.


Scrolling


1. Try to avoid horizontal scroll bars as much as possible, simply because they are inconvenient to use.
2. Long scroll bars are not an issue, but add some simple navigation links like
Back to top(click it, it actually works!).


Site Review


1. Review your site after you publish it, make sure that everything works properly.
2. Try to look at the site from a user’s point of view, that way you can know how a user will feel when they go on your site.
3. If possible, ask a friend to look at it, and ask him/her if they have any suggestions. The more people who look at it the better. They might spot things you haven’t.


Well, that’s all. If you keep in mind these tips while you design and make your site, I’m sure it will be a great success!

Sincerely,
Kevin
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Posted 8 years ago

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Nazlie

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Hi Kevin

Thanks for this awesome post! Definitely some important things to keep in mind when building your site.

Nazlie
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Kevin

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Your welcome Nazlie!
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Nathan, Champion

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Thanks Kevin! These are some great tips that I'm sure will help out lots of Yola users! Good job :)

Nathan
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Kevin

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Your welcome Nathan! I hope this will help many users as well!