Bringing It All Together
Incorporating Design With Function
I'm not going to talk long this week on the subject of
design versus function as we'll be going over that topic in
great depth during the coming months. Just keep a few things
in mind as you are designing your web site.
First, if you have a simple site with just a couple sub
areas, feel free to have fun creating elaborate designs. You
need something to jump out at people since you don't have
that much content.
Conversely, if you have a complex site with a lot of
links right from the start, go with a more simple design.
Once you have more than five links on a page, the page looks
cluttered so don't compound the problem with lots of cute
graphics. Save those for the sub pages.
Next, remember you aren't just creating a home page. You
are also creating your sub pages as well. Maybe it's just an
"About Me" page and a page full of links, but they
should still go with your home page. Otherwise, people will
think they've wandered off to a completely different
That's all I will say on the matter for now. Click
here to move on.