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Essentials of Good Web Design

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Essentials of Good Web Design

  1. 1. Essentials of Website Design Michael Carnell - Director The Palmetto Technology Hub On Twitter At @carnellm and @scpath
  2. 2. The Essential Elements 1. Immediate Impact 2. Simplicity 3. The Z Pattern 4. Clear font and color choices 5. Answer the Question - What are you looking for?
  3. 3. Immediate Impact
  4. 4. Simplicity
  5. 5. The Z Pattern
  6. 6. Clear Font Choices
  7. 7. Answer The Question!
  8. 8. Not So Good....
  9. 9. Why?
  10. 10. It Hurts!
  11. 11. Colors? Motion?
  12. 12. You Can Break Rules
  13. 13. But Not Too Many
  14. 14. But Be Careful ....
  15. 15. Let’s Help Them!
  16. 16. Rules for the New Age
  17. 17. The Rest of the Top 10 Consider your visitor’s browser No Flash or other restrictive plugins Clear, easy-to-find contact information Proofread, proofread, proofread Pay attention to speed
  18. 18. Consider The Browser Resolution Capabilities Platform
  19. 19. No Flash! Please ... Is usually mis-used (PSU) Does not display on iPads and many other devices Can be done with HTML Has actually been discontinued for all mobile platforms!
  20. 20. Contact Information Easy to find Multiple methods of contact If we had a physical location we would have a map too.
  21. 21. Proofread and Again Have someone else check your spelling and grammar Especially check your contact information Professionals look professional Check all your links too
  22. 22. Pay Attention To Speed Images add interest, but too many or too big will slow down a page (January PATH training!) Tools to let you see what is slowing down your page http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ Think about yourself - do you stay on a site that is too slow
  23. 23. Thanks For Coming!
  24. 24. Michael Carnell Michael@MichaelCarnell.com Twitter @carnellm www.DesignTechWeb.com
  25. 25. Palmetto Technology Hub www.PalmettoTechnologyHub.org Please sign up for our monthly newsletter Put in helpdesk tickets for your needs Free training EVERY month! April 10 is on Email Newsletters by Holly Fisher Please register soon!

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