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Have you found yourself on a site before wondering how they pulled off that kind of site design? Many elements are important to the overall look of your site. You can read expert tips in this article. Read on to find secrets you can only learn here!

Look at the site you are designing in many different browsers. What you get on your browser isn’t always what your visitors see on their browser. Research every popular browser that people use, and adjust your design accordingly. Also, have others check your site.

Good websites must function with all browsers, and therefore you need to test each page so you know they work correctly under all circumstances. The most popular browsers are Internet Explorer, Firfox, Safari and Google Chrome and what works with one might not work with the others. Test every page in each browser before you let your site go live.

Go easy on the graphics in your web design. Graphics are important, but too many can yuck things up. Graphics are not for decoration or ornamentation. Instead, they are to help you improve the overall appeal and usability of your site. Using an adequate amount of graphics keeps clutter away and helps you focus on site usability.

Preserve the personal information users submit on your site safely. For instance, people may already register with your site, and you should have it set up to preserve their information if they choose so they don’t have to register again. If you use this data to your advantage, users will be able to save time as they navigate your site.

Do not work with pop-ups. There is nothing worse than confronting a cascade of pop-up ads when visiting a website. Many people will close a website that brings pop-ups as soon as they can, no matter what size the site is. So make sure you have happy customers, by not including these aggravating pop-ups ads. As well, if your web host makes it mandatory that you have pop-up advertising, look into a new host asap. It’s not worth the annoyance level they create.

Your content should be useful and interesting. If it grabs your visitors attention, they will stick around and return for more. Useful, informative content which matches what visitors are looking for will ensure your visitor numbers continue to increase.

Do not add pop-up windows to your site. Most people will be turned off by a site that pop’s windows up in their face. When the windows pop up, many people become frustrated and decide to leave the site rather than see what information is available.

Optimize your site for older versions of Internet Explorer (IE7 and IE8). Although many people loathe Internet Explorer, many people surfing the Internet do it on older versions of this web browser. They don’t render many elements in compliance with web standards, so workarounds are required. In particular, learn about the famous “box model bug”, an old thorn in IE.

Now you know what it takes to design your website. Take some time to actually write down elements from other sites you’ve found interesting so that you can keep track and get them right for your own site. The sky is the limit, so enjoy yourself!

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