Topic: Website design tips

If you have some of the following as a part of your website design, you can be sure that visitors to your site find it annoying.


1. Background music - it is only for an internet radio or a site that sells CDs.
2. Huge font size - the kind that shouts at you. Keep in mind that no one likes being shouted at.
3. Small font size - the exact opposite of being shouted at i.e. huge font size. If, you wish to be heard, a normal tone at a reasonable volume is required.
4. Layers that overlap are 'too much in your face' message screaming. Subtle persuasion is far better than employing sheer 'brute force'.
5. Popup windows - even while these are blocked by add on tools, certain website designs continue to employ them. Why not place your important messages in a central part of your web design rather than trying to get them across with the help of irritating pop-ups.

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6. Font color vs background color. Do not ever use something like black background with yellow or red text. In fact, never use black as a background color at all. People like me just can't deal with that. Most sites are white or gray or something soothing and pleasing to look at. (in fact this site is as dark as I can stand, and the colors compliment each other) If I can't read what they're saying, or if I get a headache just looking at it, I'm not going back. Testing this sort of thing on old people works really well as their eyes aren't as good as yours are. So get your mom or grandma or someone to read your site is a good idea. If they can't do so, change it till they can.

7. Flashing text is also out as it's hard to read.

btw, welcome to the board. This belongs in fans, and I'm sure a mod will be along to move it for us.

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lol, an interesting first post

"Those with the ability to lead, have the responsibility to do so." - Lucas McCoy

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I'd say they just critized the site, but none of those things listed are an issue here. So that just makes it really confusing.

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Maybe they were just really irritated at some clueless newbie's site and went to every board they knew and posted a post about what annoyed them so as to help others so they don't have to deal with that kind of site again?

Reality doesn't care if you believe in it.
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Good guesses. I thought the same for a second, Cecilia, but to each their own. Great example of all the variety that this community is here for.

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