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    At the time you design a website, there are many things to consider related to the SEO. Would you like to make it easier for Search Engine Spiders to crawls all your web pages? Or, are you more focused on the beauty of the web interface with several effects such as insert images, animation, multimedia to scrolling texts?

    Below are some tips to build a friendly web, to visitors and also Search engine;

    1. Provide Compelling content / something of value. Though this does not really relate to design, it’s actually more necessary than design, which is why it’s the very first tip. Realize that fundamentally a web page exists to provide something that’s useful or interesting to visitors. If your page does not have it, then you must fix the problem before you worry about how to presents. What are you offering to your visitors? Why is it worth their time to visit your site?

    2. Do not distract your visitors with time wasting of loading item (s). How can anyone concentrate on reading what’s on your site when there are something flying around the page? It’s like watching a movie in cinema but somebody oftenly pass through in front of you. Visitors who have slow connections may Resent that you wasted their time by forcing them to load animations and sound files against their needs.

    3. Do not annoy your visitors with pop-up windows. Nobody likes popups. Here again, the only reason a site would have popups is because the site owner is thinking of his / her own interests rather than the readers. We all know that when we’re browsing we hate popups, but suddenly when we switch hats and become the site owner, we lose our ability to see through the users’ eyes. So let’s remember to put ourselves on their chair.

    4. Make it Easy to Find Stuff Put some thought into organization. This is at least as important as what your pages look like, so actually spend some time on it. You do your readers a disservice if they can not easily find what they’re looking for.

    5. Compress your image files. Nothing is more annoying to readers than waiting for a 200k graphics to load when it should be only 20k instead. Graphics can be compress so they take up less room on your disk, and therefore take less time to load into your visitors’ browsers. Get some graphics software and shrink those file sizes!

    6. Readable interface. The reason why newspapers and magazines are printed in columns is to make the lines short, so after you read for a column line, it’s easy to find the start of next one. The page you’re reading now shows one approach to making line length manageable: put the text in a fixed-width table in the center of the page.

    7. Do not make your page too wide. Most users have 1024×768 monitors, so your web pages should be completely visible at 1000 pixels wide without horizontal scrolling. As of 2009, about 10% of users still have 800×600 pixels screen or less, so many designers make their pages work at sizes as small as 770 pixels wide. The tradeoff is that if you design for 770 pixels, you’re wasting the space available to the other 90% of your visitors. You could use a “fluid” design that’s wide as the user’s window, whatever that may be, but it’s hard to make fluid designs that look good at any resolution. What size to format your pages for a tough decision is full of trade-offs and beyond the scope of this article, but you can still take one important point from this paragraph: If your page does not work at 1000 pixels, it’s too wide.

    8. Set your color contrasts to make your text easy to read. It’s hard to read light text on a light background, or dark text on a dark background. There are also some color combinations that do not work. And if this tip doesn’t so obvious, you should be read this text easily.

    9. Make the text large enough to read

    10. Do not type more than a few words in ALL CAPS

    11. Do not make internal links opens in a new window. The owner of a site I just ran across thinks it’s a good idea to pop up a brand new window when a visitor clicks a link within his site, but that only annoys users when they suddenly have many windows open on their screen. Opening new windows for external links to other sites is fine, but links within a site should always open in the same window. Visitors can still get around your site just fine when links open in the same window, because you did include a good navigation menu at the top or the left of the page as in 3rd tip above, right?

    12. Check for dead links periodically. If you link to any external sites, some of those links will almost certainly stop working at some point as the sites move or become extinct. Do not waste your readers’ time by forcing them to follow broken links. Check your links at least once every few months. You can use the software to automatically check your links to external sites to see if any of them have gone dead.

    So, by those few tips- I hope you can imagine what kind of your web design. Can’t wait to visit yours… Or, do you have more tips to share?

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