Appendix A. Designing for Usability

Although there is a certain amount of artistic freedom when creating a Web site, there are also well-established “best practices” among professional Web designers. Have you ever visited a Web page that was hard to navigate, difficult to understand, or just plain ugly? A good Web designer can look at these pages and offer suggestions for improvement.

In this guide, you’ll learn some techniques for making your Web site as usable as possible. By making your Web site easy and fun for your visitors to navigate, you increase the time people will spend at your site and the number of times they will return.

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