What Makes a Good Website

2946 Words Apr 20th, 2005 12 Pages
What makes a good website?

Introduction

In my opinion what makes a good web page? I have been on the net for the last, can 't really believe it, coming to ten years now. From the conception to now, I have been a regular surfer on the web, visiting thousands of pages a month, mostly in search of some thing or another. Most searches have lead to even more searches but some times I come up tops. Having been used to the all text sites of the beginning, and seeing the first implementations of more graphic based sites, there was a three-year lapse where I rarely got to surfing and missed a whole evolution in web page. When I returned in full to surfing, I discovered the face of the internet have started to change. Buttons with
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Not using clashing colours is important, so, different shades of one colour used makes for a pleasant view, just using different text colours or inlays to spice it up a bit.

Usability:

After the first three seconds is up, and the site still has my attention, usability of the site is the one that will make me stick around.
Usability comes in many forms, and has many ingredients to it. For a start, the layout is the most important. You can have good graphics but bad layout, and your site is ruined. Not thinking further than your own computer screen is a big mistake. If a page does not fit my screen when I open it up it already lost some points, so standardised width is a bonus that all good sites have. Even if you don 't fill up the screen on bigger resolutions, having it usable on all is n good point (like nokia.com or cnn.com). Where you place everything is going to make it a good site or not.

The simple points of usability is certainly obvious for someone who has spent some time on bad sites, not that I think I 'm pro at this, but off course they are catering for me as well when they are building the sites. Basic layout is very important, and by that, I mean, the basics in layout. Having things in places where you think people are going to look is a good start. If you have to look for a link to the main page from the splash page, then forget about getting much traffic. If the main page does

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