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Making it Look Easy

I knew it was going to be a disaster, but I tried it anyway. I tried to convert a Microsoft Publisher file to HTML. It worked but it contained 4,635 lines of code – file size: 204KB. Wow! The file now is only 180 lines of code and the file size dropped to 7KB. That is a huge reduction.

What does all this mean?

It means one of the most important factors when developing a website is to make sure your audience can view your website almost instantly. Reducing the sizes of your files on your website reduces the time your visitors must wait for your site to load. No one wants to wait on the internet. Who’s got time, right?

Another good reason to reduce the amount of code in your web files is that it makes the file (and site) more manageable. Our client wants to be able to update their new website. This is near impossible when dealing with an enormous amount of worthless code in your pages.

Anyhoo…morale of the story here

Don’t create a website in Microsoft Publisher, use Dreamweaver. Also, build simplicity into your design. You’ll be thankful in the long run and your visitors will appreciate it too.

’til next time.

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