Tricks and Words of Advice
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Tricks and words of advice...
- Most people skim and scan websites. They don't read everything. Use bullets, bold text, and other design methods to make important information stand out.
- Don't use underlining for emphasis since it indicates a hyperlink.
- Keep your website simple, yet elegant.
- Don't add a lot of decorative, flashing, or generally distracting elements to your page.
- Avoid repetive sounds.
- Avoid large images that may take a long time to download
- Start small. Don't make your website so complex you can't figure it out.
- Don't put large blocks of text in a decorative font.
- Don't put text in all capitals.
- Bigger is not better. Put essential but boring information (like the school address) in small text. If someone is really interested, they'll find it.
- Large text is not necessarily easier to read and is a sign of amateurism. Use a 10-12 point font face for body (informative) text.
- Remember you are "publishing" this project for the world, your students, their parents, and your peers to read so run the spell checker, proofread, and practice all those pesky writing conventions we teach.
Karen Angiolet • Joseph Lane Middle School • 2153 N.E. Vine Street • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • 541 440-4104
Last updated: August 15, 2007