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Ten Web Design Commandments

1 June 2006   |   Comments   |   web design

During a particularly geeky conversation recently, the topic got around to Web Design Commandments. If I were to come up with them, they might be a little something like this. I'm sure not everyone will agree with these though, so please feel free to add to the list!

  1. Thou Shalt Be Damn Careful If Thou Must Use Embedded Audio Or Video.
  2. Thow Shalt ensure Designers, Developers And Marketers Work With, Not Against, Each Other.
  3. Thou Shalt Not Covet <blink>, <marquee>, JavaScript Slide-Ins, Images Following The Mouse Around Or Other Foul Tags and Effects.
  4. Thou Shalt Not Waste The Users' Time Demanding Unnecessary Information.
  5. Thou Shalt Not Use Flash For Everything.
  6. Thou Shalt Code Using Specifications And Standards.
  7. Thou Shalt Structure Thy Site In A Meaningful Way.
  8. Thou Shalt Not Confuse The User With Unclear Navigation.
  9. Thou Shalt Test Thy Site Extensively.
  10. Thou Shalt Give The User What The User Wants.

Hi! I'm Dave, a fanatical entrepreneur and developer from Brighton, UK. I've been making websites since Netscape 4 was a thing.

I built, ApolloPad and Cheatography.