Things to Think About

   17 April 2004, lunch time

Making a website can be tricky business. Well, if you want to do it properly, anyway. Some of you may have noticed I waste countless hours mucking around with this page. Incase you are feeling jealous, and would also like to muck around with your website, but don’t know where to start, here are some links for you to check out. Hopefully this will help get you all well on your way to prettier, well structured, web pages.

The first thing you should do is follow proper standards when it comes to making your page. Use CSS for your layout, and well structured markup when making your pages. This article summarizes good practice when it comes to web-standards quite nicely. Another great site for web design information is a list apart.

Everyone benefits if you try and make your page more accessible. Mark Pilgrim’s dive into accessibility is probably the best text on the internet when it comes to accessibility. He talks about why you should try and make accessible web pages, and explains in simple steps how to go about doing so.

I’m a big fan of nice looking URLs. There are lots of great sites that explain how to go about making your URLs easier to read. For all your moveable type users, check out these two articles [1] [2] that explain how to make future-proof user-friendly URLs.

Now go and make nice web pages.

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Comments

  1. you’re a geek. but number on my ladder! ;) he he he…

  2. Nice site, and THANK YOU for spreading the word on standards.

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