Web design philosophy has it that "yeeze are all eejits."
The gurus insist that all information
on a page should be digested in 18 seconds, require no screen
scrolling, and only one article or point should be covered on
each page. Visual flash is required and animation is a must.
Paragraphs should be short and
The Move To Ireland site ignores
most of these design guidelines. Some pages are titanically long,
most have few graphic elements. Why?
Keeping all the information on
one page makes it easier to print out for handy reference, and
allows fast links between topics. I figure you don't mind long
text download times as long as you've got plenty to read while
the rest of the data is coming through.
Graphic elements slow download
time, as do animations. Even in these days of broadband, the majority of people worldwide are still relying on unreliable modems. I've put pictures in to help illustrate
the text, and for a bit of a visual break. At the request of subscribers, I've included dozens of photos of Ireland. But, this is an information
heavy site and the graphics are usually secondary.
White backgrounds and black text
are usually the easiest to read. I kind of like the light puffy
blue cloud look this site used to have, but reaction varied.
So, it's on to all white.
After years of answering your
emails, I've reorganised the menus and links to help you
easily find the items you need.
If you think this is a crummy
way to organise things, let
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