- Use tables (& cells) to
keep your text and images aligned.
- Frames are not recommended,
because some browsers do not display frames correctly and
they are hard to get search hits.
- Use fixed width to keep the
exact look you want, or.
- Use percent width to help
fill browser screens.
Sizes (page, images, etc)
You want to keep the page a reasonable
size so all will have the chance to view it. It is recommended
to design the website at a display resolution of 800x600.
Or, keep the width of your viewing area approx 550 pixels
- Try to keep the images no
larger than 50k (sometimes it can't be avoided)
- Use animations sparingly
Image file formats for the
- jpg - Over a million
colors are used in this format. It is recommended to use
this when color resilience and tones are important
- gif - Since this format
only uses 256 colors, it should be used for simple images,
such as buttons and images that are just a few colors.
- Image Tip - Do not
resize an image within the web page. Even though the image
displays smaller, the size remains the same. And, the image
will have increased distortion. It is recommended to resize
the image for the proper fit prior to inserting it into
You must use basic common fonts.
If you use a unique font, you risk others that view your site
not having that font to view it correctly. It is recommended
to use the web page default font. If you need to use a different
font, do not use more than 3 different fonts on each page.
If you need to use special fonts, place them into an image.