By Andrew Angus on February 23, 2009

Here are ten rules to live by when it comes to creating efficient and top-notch webdesign. These come from a great article by Matt Vella in BusinessWeekOnline. Which goes into much more indepth and we could not agree more, as this is the way we do business. So here, in summary are the top ten commandments of webdesign.

  1. Thou shalt not abuse Flash.
  2. Thou shalt not hide content. (Don’t ad them to death!)
  3. Thou shalt not clutter. (Stay organized, or suffer for it)
  4. Thou shalt not overuse glassy reflections.
  5. Thou shalt not name your Web 2.0 company with an unnecessary surplus or dearth of vowels.
  6. Thou shalt worship at the altar of typography. (The plainer the better!)
  7. Thou shalt create immersive experiences.
  8. Thou shalt be social. (Make sure your readers can find, return, and bookmark you)
  9. Thou shalt embrace proven technologies. (Be functional)
  10. Thou shalt make content king. (Have something worthwhile to say!)

These concept shave withstood the test of time and new technologies to emerge as standards of web design. Culled from a bevy of web design experts, these tips represent the best we can do to make our web properties both utilitarian and efficient. Break these and you may well find visitors departing early, if they come at all. There may well be new ideas come down the pike, but these principles seem to be around for the long haul.

 

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