Common Web Design Myths
By: Neeraj Arora
The power of the World Wide Web to liberate people, by providing information and services in a way best suited to them, is immense. The Web can make activities like shopping, finding out the latest news, education and communication, much easier for all of us. However, there are many myths surrounding accessible and credible web design – following points aim to dispel some of them.
(1) Use of maximum colors will help in making the site beautiful
Pleasing website design is important to attract a web visitor, but a website design need not be a rainbow. Research proves that myriad of colors may spoil the outlook of website. Also there are chances of these web visitors getting irritated with the use of too many colors. So the website designer should always use the colors that go well with the theme and purpose of the website.
(2) Adding too much graphics is helpful
It is true that graphics will make communication easier, but over use of graphics may make it difficult. The page carrying heavy graphics takes lot of time to load. Web design which is spun around simple and easily loading graphics is always loved by the visitor.
(3) Flash is necessary to add attractiveness to the website
Flash is extensively used to create advertisement banners and animations during website design. Flash banners can serve their desired purpose only if they are used efficiently and frugally. As these flash banners may add believability to particular web design, but they have many disadvantages as well. Flash banners can be easily downloaded only if you are connected to high speed connection. Web designer should remember that not all people have flash plugins installed in their computer so people may lose their patience if they are asked to download plugins first to view your site. So web developer should provide the option of non-flash version along with the flash version, which allows the web visitor to browse through the information.
(4) Website will look same in all browsers
Even after designing some successful websites many web developers love to believe that the website will look same everywhere as it appears on their PC. However in reality, different website browsers perceive HTML pages in different manner. So website developer should always make sure that the website is optimized with web standards adopted by different browsers.
Also the web resolution varies from PC to PC. Some may prefer to view the website in 1024 X 768 resolutions whereas some may view the website in 800 X 600 resolutions. Most of the web visitors love to view the website in 800 X 600 resolutions, so the web designer should ensure that the website looks good even in that resolution.
So, breaking a few myths, it’s time to enter the real and fascinating world of Website Designing.
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