Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is Your Website Ugly? The Critics Will Tell you

Looking at bad design can help you create good design. As more printers start getting into website design, the opportunity to either impress prospects or embarrass yourself with your design skills looms large. Since web design is new to most graphic designers, the site http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com can help you learn what to avoid when design your next website.

The website also includes several lists that outline major or fatal flaws to web design. Some of the flaws include too much Flash navigation, a splash page, taking longer than four seconds for the site to load, and hard to find focal points. Give webpagesthatsuck.com a visit before you start designing a web site and see how your design ideas are going to stack up.

There are good websites out there. Time Magazine has listed the 50 best websites for 2010 at http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2012721,00.htm

A printer's experience with good print design will help when it comes to designing a page. You know what looks good and works in print. The same rules apply in design on the web. If you have good designer on staff, let them learn the website creation tools so you can have a new product to sell your customers. Your print customers need websites too.

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