So....You Need a Website?

  • Before you start, consider some basics:

    Content
    Keep it short
    Keep it up-to-date
    Personalize it

    Appearance
    Make sure text is easy to read
    Use good-quality, meaningful graphics
    Choose only two or three primary colors
    Keep decoration simple, with enough white space

    Functionality
    Make sure (frequently!) that everything works properly
    Double-check all factual data
    Simple, clean-lined navigation is crucial
    Linked text is descriptive and large enough to be noticeable
    ADA compliant

    Usability
    Simplicity is key
    Fast loading times
    One-screen landing page, if possible
    Compatibility with multiple browsers/platforms
    Consistency of layout/navigation