Web Design Commandments

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  1. Thou shalt be clear about what the hell thou art presenting to the user.
  2. Thou shalt design the site so that it's appropriate for your audience
  3. Thou shalt make more important parts of any given page layout more prominent than the less important parts of your page.
  4. Thou shalt not use too many colors. Thou shalt attempt to learn something about color harmony
  5. Thou shalt kern thy type. (and lead and track) In other words...LEARN PROPER TYPOGRAPHY!
  6. Thou shalt look look at thy site on a variety of browsers and devices.
  7. Thou shalt make clear and intuitive navigation (should always try to follow the two-clicks rule) which does not change from page to page.
  8. Thou shalt not be accused of animation-love - don't overdo the bells and whistles