Below are some basic yet very important rules of web design, which are essential to a functional and effective web design and leads to website success.
Since website visitors look for information on any website, readability is fundamental to an effective and quality web design. Text is one of the most commonly used elements of web design, and readability ensures that it is properly represented.
It is a common phenomenon that if you have two solutions for a problem, than simpler one is better. Same rule implies to web design. Simplicity is very important part of Web 2.0 design strategy which stresses the need for more focused, clean and simple design. The simpler the design, the easier it is for website visitors to find what they are looking for.
Great and effective use of simplicity can be seen in the ads of big brands in magazines because these tend to have a lot of empty space used as an element of design. Usually same can be seen on the websites of big brands where simplicity is amongst one of the most important factors and empty space is used very effectively.
Cross Browser Compatibility
Cross browser compatibility is critical to a fully functional and successful website. Cross browser compatibility issues do raise frequently and one must ensure that website works across browsers (certainly in most popular browsers like IE 6, 7, 8, Firefox 3, Safari 3, Google Chrome and Opera).