Designing Your Website for the Masses
A sage was heard once to have said "The needs of the greatest number of people have more bearing that a single persons whim".
When it comes to
design a business website malaysia
or web development for commercial reasons, nothing else could ever come close to it.
Don't be surprised if one day you find out that there are still a great percentage of Internet users in the US that are using dial-up modems.
I heard about it sometime a year ago and was myself dumbfounded by it.
From the moment that I had my broadband connection set in place, my world has never been the same.
I would have no issues downloading a song in less than 6 days, and be able to have my hands on a demo for a what is referred to as "real" compute game.
Aside from this, you have a chance to watch video streaming in real-time without the buffering delays.
I remember all these things when reminiscing.
It was so when I suddenly realized that one by one my websites ranks dropped after a month or two.
I realized that the contents I put up on my site can't be taken care of by these dial up connections.
A website visitor does not have much of a patience to wait for your pages to load up and go to another site that has way much faster loading up time.
I remember that most of my pages would have sizes around 150 to 200k.
The standard rule to follow on page size has been much debated in the past, so I made my own research and realized that it should be about 60k.
Going more than that, you are running the risk of losing your potential customer.
Let me show you a website that is both user friendly and have a faster rate of loading time.
Simply go this
it perfectly explains what I just meant to say.
See how the page loads up in a fraction of a minute.
There are instances that what you consider to be the best is actually the least.
Now what to do with your Flash intro, or would you waste away that soothing background music you have on your site?
Do you really need to take them down?
some of them would have to be put down, well not everything though.
Give your visitors that liberty to choose under what version they would like to see your website, in a high or low bandwidth.
To minize problemsa
on your site, just remove all those frills and special nothings that you have on there.
If you haven't noticed it yet, upon realizing that a web site has got a flash intro, their next course of action is to simply close it down or click on the "skip intro" link.
But what if your site does not have that "skip intro" link?
If there is none, don't bother thinking how your site would have faired on that single user.
A lot of other things though can be used on your site without having the need to use 90k of space.
For your own good, try to learn any of them so you give your customers better chances of having good experience on your site.
hear a good advice
from a webmaster that a great text link is better than a $200 Flash banner at any given time.
Try to imagine yourself as a customer.
For best results, when you hook up on the Web using a broadband connection, see to it that you see your site in a dial-up connnection to ensure better quality.
Also make it a point that you check if your website can be visited using different browsers.
You need to consider checking it on Netscape, Opera, Mozilla and Internet Explorer.
If your website works just fine on all those stated browsers, then your website should be good to go.
Keep in mind that what you may deem as cool on your website, such as waiting time for a download, may not be well received by most of your site visitors.
You may need to let go off of a few things if you are intending to build a site for the masses.
You have the full liberty to choose which among them they will be.
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