Below are basic rules of Web Design, which are essential to a functional and effective Web Design.
Ease of Navigation
Ease of navigation is one of the most crucial elements in quality Web Design. Website visitors tend to leave the website or lose interest if its navigation lacks clarity.
Consistency is another key factor for effective Web Design. Consistency ensures that website visitors don’t feel like they have been sent to a completely different website each time they open a new page on your website. Consistency also makes navigation a much easier task for website visitors.
Since website visitors are looking for information on any website, readability is fundamental to an effective Web Design. As text is one of the most commonly used element of Web Design, readability ensures that it is properly represented.
Cross Browser Compatibility
Cross browser compatibility is essential to a fully functional website. Cross browser compatibility issues do raise a lot of times and one must ensure that website works across browsers (certainly in most popular browsers like IE 6, 7, 8, Firefox 3, Safari 3, Google Chrome and Opera).