There are a few design principles and points that are these days agreed upon by the web /web 2 developers and designing communities irrespective of the type of website business or niche marketing. There are certain designs characteristics that every body knows is not good practice for web designing and must be avoided for comfortable web browsing. Find below a few basic rules of the game that must be followed by all.
- Do not use strong colors
- Sparing use of icons
- Have plenty of white space
- Have nice big text that is easy to read
- Orientation of matter in webpage must be centralised
- Design the content not the page
- The page layout must be simple
- Back ground should be only light neutral colors
- Minimal use of 3D effects
Lay out of pages used to be left oriented or were very wide in the early days but not any more, as scrolling has been accepted as a part of the browsing process and centralized orientation is more balanced. The designer’s focus must be on making the subject interesting and not on impressing ones designing skills. One must remember the principle that designing is for communication and not decoration.
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