Having constructed websites since 1997, this is my perspective about them, including a short, simple list of 'do's and 'don't's.


Websites Should Be Beautiful as well as Functional

I don't care if the designer chooses 'Brutal' or some other design fad, a website should offer its visitors an effective, yet enriching experience.


Yes, 'Ugly' Can Be Beautiful

When done right. It takes an artist.



  1. K.I.S.S.
  2. Focused
  3. Well-Organized
  4. Well-Ordereed


  1. Clutter: clutter distracts!
  2. Pester: pestering annoys!
  3. Employ deceptive or unethical practices.



Good Hosting is Critical

These I can, in good conscience, recommend, listed in order of preference:

  1. Dreamhost
  2. BlueHost
  3. Hostgator







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