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Websites can be made very pretty with flashing things, music, animation, pop-ups, and drop downs. For those that like that sort of thing, that is what they like. But for the rest of us they are no-no's. Who is your target audience. If you have content which you would like visitors to read, just avoid the whole list. Keep it simple. Follow the example of the top websites, like Google, Yahoo, Excite. Please! Here are 25 common faults: Entrance Tunnel (a flashy page before you are allowed to see the homepage) - even for a useful purpose such as to choose a language, there has got to be a better way of doing this. Compulsory Music or video - before having the visitor download music or video, please ask his permission. And if he doesn't want it, provide a text alternative Scrolling Text - Either the text is important enough to be read properly, or it as just eye- candy and is an unnecessary distraction. See also Flashing Things (below) Frames on the Homepage - frames will confuse the search engines and slow up the loading. It is easy to give the same effect with tables if that is what you need. Frames generally - it is difficult to print the content, difficult to page back, impossible to bookmark, and confuse voice browsers. And often there is not enough space in the content area to give useful information. They may be useful if there is a range of short
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