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Things to avoid on your website

Here are some bad ideas—things NOT to do when designing a website. You can annoy visitors to the point of driving traffic away forever.  Large files slow down pageloads.  Pop-up windows create more work and confusion for visitors. Splash or “entry pages” serve little purpose on most sites.

No pop-up windows
Don’t annoy visitors with automatic pop-up windows.  It is fine to allow new windows to open when links or text or images are moused over or clicked on, but let the viewer control that decision.  And provide a “close” button if the window does not disappear by itself. read more