Web Page Design Tips
Overview With the
advent of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editors and other
Web authoring tools, the task of creating a Web page has become quite
simple. However, designing a high quality Web page can be much more
difficult. Luckily, there is no shortage of Web design tips, tutorials, or
advice on the Internet. Web page design resources range from simple tips
and guides, to advanced tutorials and certification programs. Sorting
through all of the information might not be necessary if you understand a
few simple principles of design.
Web Page Design
Resources Web page design and
layout resources are abundant on the Internet. The Web Design Group’s
site www.htmlhelp.com is a
good Web authoring resource. This site serves the purpose of “promoting
the creation of non-browser specific, non-resolution specific, creative
and informative sites”. Many resources including FAQs, tools, design
elements, and HTML help, can be found here. Another site, goodpractices.com,
offers similar design resources as well as information on cascading style
sheets. If you are looking for a portal to Web design
advice, try this Yahoo.com
directory page that includes links to Web page design sites.
Web Page Design
Tutorials and Learning Guides Web page design tutorials offer advice
on such topics as using color, fonts, sounds, graphics, and new Web
technologies. The following list contains links to the best tips and
tutorials available for the beginning Web page designer.
HTML Tags For a comprehensive list of HTML
4.01 tags, refer to www.webreference.com/html/reference/specs/.
Another good list of HTML 4.01 tags including descriptions, can be found
Additional Links Are
you looking for examples of well-designed Web pages? Visit either this
Web page or www.time.com/time/2002/tech/best
to view some of the top-rated Web sites. Take a look at the top 101
Websites from the fall of 2005 at this PCMag
Web page. The ratings are based on design elements and ease of
use. To see examples of sites that are poorly designed, visit www.webpagesthatsuck.com.