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Web Site Evaluation

There are five main areas to keep in mind when designing a web site.

Text
Navigation
Links
Graphics
General Design

Within each of these areas there are many things to consider to keep your web site looking professional and attractive. It is important to remember that there are all kinds of people from all corners of the world looking at your web pages. Consistency, ease of navigation, and appearance, are probably the most important pieces of designing web pages. You want all of the pages within your site to have a consistent appearance. When your visitor clicks to another page within your site, she/he wants to know that she/he is in the same site. It is important to set up your pages so that your visitor always knows where they are within the site. Consistent background, colors, buttons, and style can help with this important aspect of building a web site.

Text

There are several important things to remember about the style of text that you choose for your website. Text size should enhance readibility without being too large. The background and the text should not be in competition. They should complement each other, as should all of the colors you choose for your site. You should be sure that the focus of your site is clear and not overshadowed by graphics, animations, or other unnecessary bits of web design. Finally, you should be sure to include enough white space in your design to help with the readability of the site.



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