When creating any document it is always a good idea to keep in
mind who the target audience is. The same holds true for web
development and below are a couple of useful tips on making your
webpage more user friendly.
- Avoid using underline in your document because in most cases
links are reflected as underlined text and users may think a
heading or text that is underlined is a link.
- Fonts, Size and Formatting. For body content, try to use
fonts that are easily read, such as arial or verdana. Keep in
mind the target audience and also that the website will be viewed
by different people with different levels of sight ability
- It is also a good idea to have color contrast on your site,
i.e. Yellow on a white background creates too little contrast and
makes the content difficult to read. For best results we
recommend Black or a Dark Gray for body text. Avoid using colors
of blue for regular text because they are often associated with
links. The easier the text is to read the longer the users will
spend viewing your website.
- To test whether the font and formatting of your site is
appropriate, have a few people view the website and ask them to
share their opinion of the readability of the content. This is
also a good way to check editing issues.
- Additionally, it is wise to view your site on monitors with
different screen resolutions. If you add content while working on
a higher resolution monitor it may seem small, and tempt you to
use larger font or image sizes. However, this same content on a
lower resolution monitor will be much larger and could actually
hurt the effectiveness of your site.
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