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visible soulweb design

serving corpus christi & the world since 2003


good web design

Clear, intuitive navigation and content are the most important qualities for any website.

design principles - what to look for in a website

  • Attractive & Intuitive Layout: Clear, intuitive navigation and content is the most important quality for a website. Your visitors should be able to readily locate information or products on your site. Clean, artistically pleasing, content appropriate design is also important for an enjoyable and successful website. I work closely with my clients to assess their needs, to help crystallize their vision for a new website, and to make that vision a reality on the world wide web.
  • Cross-browser friendly: Valid html or xhtml ensures that your site will display properly in a wide cross-section of browsers. I validate my html pages and CSS stylesheets using the W3C html validator.
  • Optimized for loading speed: Most websurfers will not wait more than 30 seconds for a page to load before they hit the back button. Pages optimized with smaller file sizes keep your potential viewers from surfing on to your competitors before they even see your site.
  • Optimized for search engines: The reality is that most people will probably find your site using one of the many search engines. Each web page should be search engine friendly to help assure that your site is indexed by as many search engines as possible. There are several factors involved including meta tags, page titles, optimized content, and relevant alt text. There are other factors involved in achieving ranking in the search engines (e.g. links from other websites, domain name) but good optimization of your web pages is crucial to a website's success.
  • Secure sites: Pages that display or send personal information should be secured with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
  • Accessibility: In order to make your site accessible to people with a variety of disabilities there are a few design principles that should be given special consideration. I will work with you to ensure that your site is accessible to as wide an audience as possible.