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7 guidelines every website needs

Today we will tell you about those seven the most important elements.

The amount of websites is great. Probably its even not possible to count them. And one may think that every website is unique, and never repeats — but its not that way. Almost every site, portal, blog or small personal page has common guidelines. And the absence of that guidelines is almost as if you had a car with three wheels. We've made some investigations to find those 7 important elements.

1. Menu and navigation
Navigation system is necessary to for any project — starting  from a vessel boat and ending with a race car. Don't think that a website is less complicated. Its very important first to organize all pages in your head. To understand how to group and link them with each other. And when a visitor uses your easy and clear menu, he finds all he needs with no delay. People use to remember things and places where everything is not complicated and interface helps by itself.  So always use this key feature for any website you create or order to create.

2. Title and favicon
Look at the very top of your browser window. The text you see there is the title. Its as important as any other texts on your website. According to that text in page title search engines name your website and refer to exact type. So titles are those key elements for search engines optimization. And in an address bar there is a small icon, look at our's. See the white arrow? That's our favicon. Using favicon shows your attention to details, and makes people have a visual association with your project. Again during search that favicon appears hear the link to you page.

3. Headings
When someone reads  a huge text with no points, he may lost the place where he stopped and have hardships finding something above. The same thing happen with a website that has no visible distinctive headings. Its quite not easy to find what you've remembered in amount of texts. So always try to make headings expressive, use colors to underline them, and even non-web fonts will  make headings much better. And the content will become more readable thanks to this demarcation points.

4. Feedback
Every website needs a feedback form. Especially today, when every page is created to satisfy customers and to help them find data. So when he has any trouble – he must not go to a pal and ask about a page he found. Those who have to answer are custom care managers or administrators. Don't forget to protect your website from robots and spammers, with a secure form or captcha. Their verification should put a stop to email harvesters. So only needed messages will go through.

5. Sitemap
This element is needed when your website is nearly more than 4–5 pages.  Usually placed in footer and written with small letters. Advanced user will be glad on finding a sitemap, because now he is able to find the page in a glance, quickly and efficiently. Also that helps search engines from Google and Yahoo to find and "read" your website much more faster faster.

6. Load speed optimization
We bet you saw pages that load too long and pictures open very slowly. That is a great trouble for a website if user wastes for loading. So nobody wants to go through the same waiting over again and again. Increase load speed for your website, by reducing the HTTP requests to a server. The maximum compression of images without losing quality will obviously help. As well as optimization and cleaning of HTML code, CSS files and JavaScript files.

7. Accessibility
The topic of accessibility is widely spoken on forums, social networks and blogs. Accessibility  includes readability, color theory, image analysis and many other categories – ensuring that all users may easily access and understand the content of your website.  An accessible website saves resources, makes maintenance easy, meets accessibility standards. All this lead to more visitors and advanced search engine visibility. We strongly recommend to read about web standards and other accessibility topics, so you will know how to improve you web project.

We hope our advices are helpful and useful for you. If you have any suggestions please comment this article. We will make update and mention the author!

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