Technical Design

  • Remember, the site is not for you; it is for the site users. It is essential that site design and content is presented with their needs in mind.
  • Use a template to keep the design of your site consistent across all pages.
  • Use cascading stylesheets (CSS) to format your headings and body text.
  • Ensure that your template is written with well-formed HTML.
  • Make sure your template design looks as you want it to on all of the most widely-used browsers. For example, it may appear differently in Firefox to Internet Explorer.
  • Avoid page designs which lead to unnecessary scrolling.
  • It's best to use "Web safe' colours and to think about colour contrast and colour blindness when creating your pages.
  • Avoid using pop-ups on University Websites.