There are a few mistakes that people always include in their website that are unnecessary. Follow my tips down below on Do’s and Don’ts in your web pages to make sure your website look good and great.
- No page counters: Page counters do nothing except make you look like an amateur, mess with your design, and tell people information about your site you probably don’t want them to know! If you want to know how many people are hitting your site, just ask your host for server stats. Any host worth it’s salt should be able to provide you with detailed stats that make page counters look stupid.
- Forget blinking or flashing text: The only place you see blinking and or flashing text is on the neon signs of naked bars or web sites made in the mid 90’s! People don’t like them and expect to see naked people inside sites or buildings that have them … enough said.
- Make your titles on your web page make sense: One of the core attributes of a web page is its title. In between the <title> </title> tags you can specify the page’s title as it appears in the browsers top title bar and in the search engine results.
- People pay attention to page titles, so you should make sure that they are clear. If you have a page on how to take care of dogs and you happen to have a dog named ‘Jimmy’ don’t title your page: ‘How to look after Jimmy and his furry friends.’ You should title you page something like: ‘How to take care of dogs.’
- Don’t force people to download a new browser of special plug-in to see your site: Unless you have a site that people are dying to see, why limit your audience because you want to use some special features in a browser or a plug-in like Flash. Today, with proper use of CSS and HTML, you can present fantastic looking pages without having to jump through the hoops old timers like me had to when garbage browsers like Netscape 4 were being used in great numbers.