Basic Elements of a Website
- No Broken Links. All links are
checked and work.
- No Broken Images. All images work.
- All pages use"jpg" or "gif" image files, not "png", "bmp," or "psd" files.
- Every page includes author, institution,
how to reach you, dates created and last modified and a URL address for that specific page.
- Every page includes a Copyright notice.
For example, © 2000 by Chris H. Lewis, Ph.D.
- Each page contains "text links"
to central pages
on the website.
- Each page has a link back to the site's
and main topics pages.
- Each page has "Alt tags" for all central images.
You don't really need Alt tags for
or tiny bullet gifs.
- Each page uses either an "800 x 600" or
a "1024 by 768" layout. If you use a "1024 x 768"
layout, you must put a warning on the top
of the webpage that it is best viewed in this
- Each page has a title that tells the
user what its
larger goal is.
- Each page uses an invisible table
and layers to layout the page's grid.
- Each page uses the basic principles of alignment
to layout text, images, and graphics on a page.
The material should not be thrown on the page,
but laid out according to a larger grid strategy.
- A website should include a set of linked pages
that go together based on a larger theme. A
website isn't just one webpage.