Web Page Mistakes

Not Designing for Most Common Screen Resolution

When you are designing your Genealogy Web site, do you check you pages at different screen resolutions? Or do you look at it in your default resolution with your default browser and “hope” that it looks OK. If you have not checked how it looks at a different resolution you may be in for a big SURPRISE! Read S. R. Emerson’s article Not Designing for Most Common Screen Resolution

Is Your Web site Accessible?

Wikipedia defines Accessibility – a general term used to describe the degree to which a system is usable by as many people as possible without modification. It is not to be confused with usability which is used to describe how easily a thing can be used by any type of user. One meaning of accessibility specifically focuses on people with disabilities and their use of assistive devices such as screen-reading web browsers or wheelchairs.

Read S. R. Emerson’s article
Does Your Website Have to be Accessible?

Using Heading Tags as Formatting

Are you using heading tags (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5,h6) to present a clear structure to your page or are you using them as a formatting tool? Did you know that there should be only one h1 tag on your page and that it refers to the most important topic of that page? Or have you used it because you wanted large bold type on your page? Do your heading tags follow in logical order? Read Heading Structure – Heading Tag

Is Your Site Cross Browser Compatible?

When you are designing your Genealogy Web site, do you check you pages in different browsers to see how your page might look? Do you see what you expect or does the page “fall apart?” My default browser is Firefox BUT I also check my pages in Internet Explorer, Opera, and Netscape? Sometimes I get an unpleasant surprise. Read
Cross – Browser Compatibility

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