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    Web Design Standards ( Add to this list)

    Hi Sitepointer,

    Here are the main areas I found, to be considered for web designing.

    1. Resolution - Check the image safe area

    2. Consistency - Theme,Fonts,Color Scheme,Image sizes,Table design

    3. Navigation - User-friendly navigation, button placement

    4. Performance – Optimisation, Loading Time

    5. Color scheme – Depends upon the theme

    I request you all to add to this list, and it will help every designer.

    Thanks and regards
    Nitin Kulkarni, Pune, India

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    Just 2 for now

    - Browser compatibility (IE, NN and others)
    - Graphics (how appealing are your sites graphics)
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    Accessibility - is your site accessible to alternative devices and people with disabilities?

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    This is on a slight tangent but; Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) is worth considering.

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    Shouldnt Proper Content Placement Be included too ?

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    Yes, I think there is quite an art to typography... i'd love to see some articles on it actually!

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    When designing, one of the things I try and find out from the client and the audience of the site is (in addition to what has already been mentioned in this discussion):

    - plug-ins, mainly in my case, Flash

    Because the way I display the content of a site really drives my designs, I need to know from the outset whether the users have access to a proper Flash plugin. Normally, we get around this by running a small Flash-check which either forwards the user into the site, or forwards them to a plug-in download page. Sometimes, however, we have to forego Flash alltogether because of bandwidth issues...and this alters our design course.

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    The art of typography

    Platinum - I, too, am fascinated with the art of typography...i've been looking for some great online resources (or musings) about such things...

    ...sadly, Lines&Splines is no longer, but I recently found Typographica, a really slick blog dedicated to the art of the word

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    Are we going away from the subject..!

    Thanks for inputs from you all, but I think we are going away from the subject..!

    regards
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    The doctor is in... silver trophy MarcusJT's Avatar
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    Add P3P to the list too - although I doubt anyone bothers to implement it yet.....!
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    I will add, please use correct spelling!

    More and more, I see misspellings everywhere and there is NO EXCUSE.

    And it looks dumb!

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    Yes, baad grammer and speling makes sites lok terrrible. Verri unproffesionall!
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    [semi serious rant]i found that it's usually graphic designers who can't spell even if their life depended on it...my pet hate: when to use 's or just s...designers republic ? no, it should really be designer's republic if it's a single designer and designers' republic if it's many.[/semi serious rant]
    ok, i'll go duck now...

    Edit:

    just to clarify, i'm a graphic designer myself, so this was partly self-criticism
    re·dux (adj.): brought back; returned. used postpositively
    [latin : re-, re- + dux, leader; see duke.]
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    Originally posted by Clampants
    Normally, we get around this by running a small Flash-check which either forwards the user into the site, or forwards them to a plug-in download page.
    Noooooooo! What if I'm using Lynx, or plain don't want to have Flash installed? how about visually impaired users who use a text-to-speech browser? Are you saying your sites end up completely inaccessible to people who do not have the Flash plugin?

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    How about people who just want the information and don't want to take the time at that moment to upgrade their version of Flash? Flash would only be about half as bad as it is now if new versions didn't come out so often. Today I had a script tell me I needed Flash 5 (I have it and the script was wrong, but that's another rant.) and couldn't look at a site without it. So, I didn't.

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    The doctor is in... silver trophy MarcusJT's Avatar
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    Excellent point, psalzer! Requiring visitors to have the latest version of the Flash plugin installed is just shooting yourself in the foot - it should be used to enhance a site, not form the core (and be a requirement) of it!
    Last edited by M@rco; Jul 17, 2002 at 13:44.
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