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Key Elements of Top Websites

When you are designing and developing a web application, there are lot of details to consider. I stumbled upon this post on “15 Key Elements All Top Web Sites Should Have” and found someĀ  excellent points. Here are some points that I would like to add to the list:

  • Web Optimized Images: The post also mentions this points but talks about using 72 dpi images for your website. I think there is a lot more you can do over here. You need to reduce the number of images. One way to do it without making any compromise to your visual design is to use sprites. Sprites is a way to create a single image containing multiple images and using the CSS background property to display these images.
  • Faster Page Load: Even if you have made a visually stunning website with a very good product, visitors are not going to stay on your website if it takes more than 8-10 seconds to load your website. Read this post on Yahoo’s developers Network if you haven’t already.
  • SEO Design: From the start, keep your design in favour of SEO. You just need to know of the key points in SEO design (listed in my previous posts here and here) and keep them in mind while developing. You will notice that your website is already SEO optimized.