Glen Christopher's Do's And Don'ts of Web Page Design

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* Use graphics to show real content, not to decorate your page.

* Lable grahics and photos if their meaning is not clear from the surrounding text.

* Edit photos and diagrams for size.

* Avoid watermarks.

* Limit the use of animation, and never animate the logo, tagline or main headline.

* Let users choose whether they want to see an animation

* Limit font size and colors.

* Use high-contrasts between text and backgrounds.

* Avoid horizontal scrolling at 800 x 600.

"If it's critical, don't require people to scroll up to find it," he advised. "Critical page elements should be visible above the first screen scroll."

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