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Dave's Web Site Design Tutorial

Chapter 7 . . .
. . . Major Turnoffs in Web Design


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Below is a short list of some of the things many people find annoying when surfing...

  • Excessively large graphics.
  • Excessively tiny graphics.
  • Too many animations.
  • The Blink Tag.
  • Requiring the use of plugins.
  • Under Construction Signs.
  • Bad Color Choice.
  • Grammatical and Spelling Errors.
  • Text that is too small.
  • Text that is too large.
  • Having a horizontal scrollbar in 640 x 480.
  • Sounds that play automatically.
  • Broken images.
  • Broken links.
  • Too much blank space between sections.
  • Too little blank space between sections.
  • Using abbreviations in sentences such as u for you.
  • Frames that cut off part of a page horizontally.
  • The whole page is written in capital letters.
  • No paragraph breaks on long pages.
  • Too many advertising banners.
  • Slow server or too lengthy page.

The list could go on and on. And everyone has a different opinion. So try not to limit yourself with rules, just try to keep from being annoying! GOOD LUCK!

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