Some Rules to Remember
Not all computers are going to see the font you are using unless
that font is installed into their computer. For this reason it is best
to stick to default fonts like Arial & Times New Roman.
Keep the font sizes to a minimum for your page, it is best to keep
to 2 or 3 sizes on your page, no more. A page with many fonts and sizes
is going to chase away visitors rather than keep them.
Use bold text to highlight important items on your page.
Not all computers are hooked up to high speed internet, it is always
good to remember the users who are stuck with dial up when you are
creating your page. Therefore you want to make your graphics and pages
dial up friendly (keep them compact).
Remember that not everyone has the same screen resolution as you do.
Someone with a lower screen resolution than you have could experience side
scroll on your web pages. It is good to check your pages in different
resolutions to see how others view your pages.
You might think that music is great on your site, but others may
not. For the most part, you are best not to place music on your site, it
could send people away rather than keep them there.
and it might send people running rather than keeping them at your
site. This also goes for the mouse trail effects. Nothing is more
annoying than mouse trails.
Spelling and Grammar
Do your best to be sure that your spelling and grammar are
correct. Proofread your pages, sometimes a spell checker misses a
word because the word is valid but the way you use it is wrong.
Remember this is classified as shouting when you are on the
web, be careful not to use it.
I am not saying don't use many of these as I have used them in
my own pages, or some of them anyway. Just be very cautious when
using these, you don't want to send your visitors away, you want
to keep them on your site and coming back.
This lesson could be
added to so check back to make sure you have read it all.