Misc. Good Practices


Most users find animation annoying and distracting. Why do you think Netscape built a "Stop Animations" feature into their browser? You should avoid animation unless it's actually an essential compnent of the content you are offering.

As you try reading the rest of this page, note how your eyes are drawn -- against your will -- back to the animated banner above.

Browser Specific Features

Generally speaking, you should avoid relying on features that are specific to one browser, unless you know that all your users will have that browser.

However, if you're careful, you can take advantage of browser-specific features without ruining your pages for people with other browsers. The LINK attribute discussed earlier is an example of this.



At low resolutions (such as a typical computer screen) small text is easier to read in a sans serif font.

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