Readability affects the user experience of a website as much as the spread layout of a magazine. The structure, size, and format of text determines the likelihood that your audience will read and respond to the content. A website can be beautiful and strategic in every way, but, if the font is too small to read, it may as well not be there at all.
A common way to verify users who have forgotten their password is to have them pick answers to "secret questions." If you're designing a website, you may want to avoid some of the common pitfalls found in secret question designs. Otherwise, you risk not only annoying your users, but also compromising their data.
The world is going increasingly mobile. According to ZDNet contributor Matt Baxter-Reynolds, the mobile Web is dead. Native apps have taken over as the preferred means of Web connection for countless Internet users, and companies that require these apps are taking notice. According to Robert Half Technology's 2014 IT Salary Guide, Web developers will be one of the most in-demand professions of the next new year, and they will need to be trained in development tools like SQL.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, unless you're talking SEO. If your site uses Java script-powered drop-down menus, or uses image links, you might not be getting optimal search results. Search engine robots and spiders prefer to follow text links, so if you use images in your navigation bar, be sure to also include text links. The same is true of links within script.
Get unlimited email accounts
Most Web hosting services provide an option to allow for unlimited email from that domain. This option is a great tool in managing spam. The key is to set up the mail so that anything incorrectly addressed to the domain is forwarded to your email address. Then, when you need to use your email address to register for a Web service, use an address like email@example.com. Since there wouldn't be an account for that address, it would automatically be routed to your standard email address. When you begin seeing email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org you'll not only know that the email address has been nabbed up by those pesky marketers, but you'll also know where they got the address from. You can then set up a rule in your mail client to remove the mail before it ever begins to bloat your mailbox.