These are some of the important Website Design Tips:
1. Don't use FRAMES.
2. Keep text minimal and to the point. Your main or primary message should on the first screen. It should not be without scrolling down the page or navigating though you web site.
3. Use "attention getting" headlines.
4. Offer something of value on the web site. Ex. A database, calendar, product FAQ, tech support, news letter subscription, etc.
5. Don't use italicized words.
6. Change font face to Arial, Helvetica for easier reading. Keep the font size large enough for easy reading.
7. Use different colors on headline text for emphasis.
8. Use indented lists where appropriate for easy reading.
9. Place redundant navigational buttons or links at the top and bottom of page for easy navigation.
10. Place your name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail link on every page.
11. Make website designing easy to request additional company/product information.
12. Don't include your own picture regardless how pretty you feel you are.
13. Minimize use of graphic files. Colored tables are an excellent way to add color without graphic file overhead.
14. If it's not important, don't put it on your web page.
15. Don't publish "Under Construction" pages.
16. Change page frequently.
17. Don't use Entrance or Doorway pages to your web site. You have only one opportunity to get your viewers attention. With Entrance pages, you've wasted your first opportunity to get your message across.
Can a website be more than just a pretty page?
Extra, Extra read all about it! While millions of people still rely on the good old black and white every day, it is the perfect example of a static media.
A static web page (sometimes called a flat page) is a web page that is delivered to the user exactly as stored, in contrast to dynamic web pages which are generated by a web application.
Consequently a static web page displays the same information for all users, from all contexts, subject to modern capabilities of a web server to negotiate content-type or language of the document where such versions are available and the server is configured to do so.
Static web pages are often HTML documents stored as files in the file system and made available by the web server over HTTP. However, loose interpretations of the term could include web pages stored in a database, and could even include pages formatted using a template and served through an application server, as long as the page served is unchanging and presented essentially as stored.
Advantages and disadvantages
* No programming skills are required to create a static page.
* Inherently publicly cacheable (ie. a cached copy can be shown to anyone).
* No particular hosting requirements are necessary.
* Can be viewed directly by a web browser without needing a web server or application server, for example directly from a CD-ROM or USB Drive.
* Any personalization or interactivity has to run client-side (ie. in the browser), which is restricting.
* Maintaining large numbers of static pages as files can be impractical without automated tools.