||Elements Important in Designing A Website for
1. Content with Use of Artistic
These elements are essential
and often the most difficult to find.
The challenge with medical websites is to avoid
presenting a large amount of information in a dull, uninteresting or overwhelming manner.
2. Ease of navigability and
proper use of web design
If the site is
Too difficult to navigate, intuitively
doesn't make "sense"
Contains too many of the latest
web tricks* (e.g. Java, plug-ins, shockwave)
Visitors may get annoyed
and leave, no matter how good the content.
3. Getting the word out
This is perhaps the most labor
intensive, but ultimately an important element.
* "Web Tricks" is the term we use
for the leading edge techniques and technologies that may cause ordinary
web browsers to display a page with errors or not at all.
The best website will not be
used if people do not know the site exists, or where to find it.
Insights learned from Creating a Unique Integrative Medical Website for
Presented at MEDNET
'99 The World Congress for the Internet and Medicine.
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