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260 Quick Web Design Tips

    Multimedia Content

  1. If you create a podcast for your website, a good compression-to-quality ratio is  96kbs MP3 (for voice recordings). Large file sizes are a pain, and at this level, you can save a lot of bandwidth.
  2. MP3 is arguably the most compatible audio format around. If you’re providing alternative formats like OGG or FLAC, then ensure an MP3 version exists for more restrictive audio players.
  3. Embedding Windows Media Player or Apple QuickTime into a page may have problems if people don’t have the players installed. Flash has a higher market penetration than both.
  4. Automatically playing music is a sin — it’s annoying, so don’t do it.
  5. Remember that Flash-dependent components are not reliable: People with vision and hand-mobility impairments limit them in accessing a lot of Flash-based content.
  6. If you are planning to provide content through email, keep subscribers’ email addresses private (don’t use the CC feature when sending out emails en masse).
  7. Don’t spam or send out heavy streams of email – people hate it.
  8. Design Elements

  9. Color is a critically important part of your design as it may invoke or reflect emotion.
  10. One of the most subjective parts of creating a website is its design. Whether you’re looking at accessibility, usability, the user experience, or even something as fundamental as the psychology of color, giving your users the best possible experience with as little effort as possible can prove tricky.
  11. Your web design does not need to be pixel perfect. Every device, platform and browser render things slightly differently but that’s not always a bad thing if your site’s still usable.
  12. If you are requesting users to sign up for a service on your website, always keep the amount of required information to a bare minimum. Keep things simple.
  13. Keeping file sizes as small as possible is important for improved page response times.
  14. Mobile web designs should be simple. If you have less content, no Flash dependence, a single column layout and a liquid design, you should have few problems with visibility.
  15. mobiForge has an excellent mobile web development guide that is full of best practices and some useful guidelines to helping make the mobile experience better for your end-users.
  16. Don’t rely on fixed-width designs. Toolbars, sidebars, add-ins, viewport sizes, window sizes, screen resolutions and many other factors can affect the amount of real estate available to users.
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260 Quick Web Design Tips