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Tag Archives: Good Design

Bad Cursors

I’ve been to some sites lately which have some pretty fantastic cursors. You probably know what I’m talking about – cursors that have little balls dangling from them, look like a heart or consist of a string of letters waving ...

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Bad Long Pages

One of the sins committed by many inexperienced webmasters is the creation of very long pages. I’ve seen this most often on sites created at universities, although it can happen anywhere. It’s very annoying to run into these amateur sites ...

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Bad Organization

I’m sure you’ve visited web sites which seem to have been organized by a monkey or chimpanzee. Well, I’ve been to sites where a money could have done a better job. Lousy menu systems (if there are any menus at ...

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Bad ActiveX

ActiveX uses an interesting method for enforcing security … it doesn’t. Well, that’s not exactly true. What happens is when a web page requests an ActiveX control the browser determines if that control is already loaded onto your system. If ...

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Bad Animations

Animation can turn a blah, boring website into a work of art which draws visitors back again and again. That’s rare because animation is generally not used very well. Most webmasters go through several phases with animation. Their site contains ...

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Bad Graphics

I know you like to put graphics on your page. There is little better than a site which has been done by a professional graphics designer. The perfect balance between graphics, color, fonts, photos and layout is rare and a ...

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Bad Text

Even in today’s world of Flash animation, animated GIFs, sound files, VRML and other dazzling special effects, the basic reason why people surf the web is to read. Yes, the pictures are great, and yes the animations are wonderful, but ...

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Link Rot

Something which constantly amazes me is how quickly the links on a web site go out of date. This is especially true of external links, but can also occur with internal links and graphics. External Links It’s easy enough to ...

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What’s New

In order to keep your visitors coming back for more, it is generally a good idea to be constantly making changes to your web site. For example, on this site there are anywhere from half a dozen to two dozen ...

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Site Types

There are many different types of web sites. A short list of some of the different categories are listed below. Of course, your own site can be any one of the types below, and actually may include elements from some ...

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