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Before designing a website, look at other websites to help decide on layout, style and text. Arrange files and folders sensibly. Test the website to check it fits its audience and purpose.

Website layout

Normally, on a website there is a title bar at the top, a menu on the left and then the main information appears in the big space on the right.

layout of a website

Stick to a simple, clear page layout

Try to avoid flashy things like sound, scrolling banners and animated text/graphics. Your site should be suitable for your purpose and audience.

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