Monday, October 26, 2009

Web Design Tips

Flash technology has been out for some time, and since it appears cool according to many people, it has led to many Flash websites. Such sites require a flash player plug-in to be viewed, and generally take a long time to load. One might ask, why are so many people designing sites using Flash? Like I said, it looks cool, and it sounds very attractive to have such visually rich site. But there are some problems besides long loading time. I am talking about problems indexing Flash-based websites. The search engines are going to have a hard time recognizing a Flash-based website, and even though there has been some progress in this matter, it is still not completely solved.

Another aspect that webmasters should focus on is the choosing the right fonts size. Did you ever stumble on a website that had too small fonts size, and because of that the text was difficult to read? It happens from time to time, however, it is also true that some sites have too large font size. In such cases you may wish that the webmaster have chosen different size of font. I know that a lot of sites lose readers because of it, but there is a solution to this problem. Many browsers offer the possibility of zooming in or out, so depending on the situation the letters will become larger or smaller. It is also very easy to do and in case of Firefox, this can be done simply by pressing Ctrl along with “+” or Ctrl along with “-“. You can restore the original size by pressing Ctrl+0. However, since most visitors may not bother using these features, the best idea is to simply use the right font size in the first place.

1 comment:

shahid said...

This is a great post Dmitry. I just had one of the ‘Doh!’ moments and ran back to correct my own site before publishing my comment. You see my own comment form did not match what I’m about to advise. I get less comments than you, so never noticed any problem. I’ve changed it now anyway so here goes.



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