No Two Web Pages Are Alike.
NO TWO WEB PAGES ARE ALIKE
But if you've done any browsing in the web lately, you'll be certain to agree - some web pages are just ANNOYING !
If we make annoying web pages, people won't want to return. Why make a web page that no one wants to come back to? If the goal of the internet is to reach thousands of people, then why would one want to run thousands of people off? Actually, webmasters don't TRY to run people off, they simply don't know how to make a web page that isn't annoying.
So the question is - what makes a web page annoying, and how do we avoid it?
I think I speak with SOME authority here. You are on section 21 of my course for a reason - you kept coming back. This means that I have learned what it takes to get someone to keep returning to a web site. This is only because I have observed and learned what makes ME leave someone elses web site.
Here are my top ten turn offs.
There are 2 leading causes for this problem:
Butt Ugly Pages.
Keep It Simple Stupid!
I'm not saying that it has to be "plain". You web site can have all the style and flair you want it to. But don't use extremely busy backgrounds and animated gifs that take AWAY from the meaning and readability of the site.
Try to keep a contrast between the background and text colors, without being such a contrast that it hurts the viewer's eyes. If you must have extravagant pictures - DON'T make them the background of the page. This almost always makes the page completely unviewable. And when choosing fonts, try to choose true type fonts that you think the viewers would already have in their arsenal. This keeps the viewer from having to download a specific font to see your page.
Pages that don't load well. It is most annoying when you download a page, and go to read it, and the writing takes you off the screen so that you have to keep moving the scrollbar at the bottom of the page from the left to the right in order to read the entire page. It is quite disturbing and I know very few people who like to do it. It can altogether be avoided, and I intend to show you how.
By doing this simple trick, it makes it so that folks with even the most basic computers by today's standards, can view your page in 800x600 mode ( the windows safe mode standard ), without having to scroll back and forth. Here's the code to fix it:
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Pages that are poorly organized.
Relatively useless pages
Too Many Ads
Non - Existant Sites.
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