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Website Design For Newbies – How to Choose Approve Fonts an…

Website design is overlooked by many people, especially the importance of simple decisions such as picking out fonts and colors when it comes to online business website. Making a few wrong choices in this overlooked area can lead to some serious problems for your website, both immediately and in the future. You'll turn off your customers and prospects and you'll fail to generate much interest in your site with poor website design.

You want to choose colors for your website that are easy on the eyes. That means no bright yellows, pinks or greens, neon or generally outlandish colors. You want crisp, clean colors and you want to have a lot of contrast between the color of your background and the color of your text and links. The easier things are to read, the better your website will appear to any visitors and the more success you'll have with your online business development.

White backgrounds with black text always work well. Using other text colors might look OK on your monitor but remember, not everyone has a modern computer and monitor and the text may look blurry if not black on white. Use some common sense and some good judgment and be sure to always be looking at the site yourself as you construct it.

Choosing your font is also important because the font is of course what your text is actually displayed in. You want to choose fonts that are very common because you want to ensure that everyone has the fonts on their computer. Arial, Times New Roman and Courier are popular fonts that are offered on most computers.

Additionally, you want to stick with basic fonts rather than very stylish fonts. Research has proven time and time again that the most readable fonts for long blocks of text are serif fonts. A serif font is simply a font such as Times New Roman which has little demarcations on the ends of the letters. Therefore you have to apply this logic towards your online business development and choose fonts which will be highly readable. This is opposed to sans serif fonts, such as Arial, which do not have these marks.

You also want to make sure you pick just a few fonts and you stick with those. You may have a headline font and a body text font and maybe a few variations for things such as subheads or links. But you do not want to use dozens of fonts, which just adds confusion to the page. Another rule is that you do not want to use different fonts on different pages – you want to send a consistent image across every page of your site.

When it comes to online business development many people bypass simple decisions on website fonts and colors that have a huge impact on their success. Consider these rules and make judgments based on solid information, as well as on common sense in terms of what you would like to see on someone else's website.

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