AVAILABLE NAVIGATION. Arrange your site in a way that your users will be able to navigate your site easily. Provide a menu in the same location in all your web pages so that users can go back or proceed to another page easily. If you send your readers to a detailed page of your article, make sure the detailed page will have a menu that goes back to your homepage, or other links of your website.
SIZE MATTERS. Make your font size readable. Usually font size 10-12 is the most comfortable size for many people. Having fonts too small easily scare your viewers away, if they cannot read your site, what is the point? Remember that not everyone knows how to change font settings, so always use the friendly-size fonts. Fonts too big, is just as frustrating as fonts too small. Big fonts, you will have a hard time finishing reading an article, because you can only see so much words at a time in the monitor.
CONTENTS MATTER. Keep your contents up-to-date. If you make an update in your site and know that you cannot update your site daily, monthly, I would highly suggest not put information like: last updated Jan 2004, when its already 2007. News are usually up-to-date, if a user will go to your site and the latest news you have is 2 years old, then it might be a sign that your site is not maintain.
OPTIMIZE GRAPHICS. Graphics are cool, but they also take more time to download online, and could create frustration among users that could prompt them to leave your site. Make sure that your graphics are web-friendly, have it fully optimized for short time download. Provide thumbnails of your photos and if users want to view bigger version, they can click individual photo to view the bigger version. That way, no big photos will need to be download in one single page.
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