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This article covers fundamental and basic HTML techniques for creating a modern and upscale website. HTML ing process involves converting each slice in your layout into HTML code. Most web formatting is done at this stage. It is a good idea to keep the contents and formatting separate by using CSS file containing all fonts, color attributes defined. The web 2.0 standards and guidelines should be kept in mind while doing the HTML. Doing HTML is a technical task and isn't that simple as it sounds. Doing the right HTML needs lot of practice and updated skills. Few aspects of HTML design practices are covered below.

Keep it light:
It is important to keep the Web Design or HTML light. This does not mean you sacrifice on quality. It demands doing things right. Your website will finally be loaded on a browser which means the load time is all the way important for you. There are few tips that will make your web design light. First and foremost, your HTML should use less of embedded tables. Use of div based or css layouts is prevalent today and the designer should try to do designs using lighter HTML tags like div. Avoid using unwanted comments or unused HTML sections in your design. Next, every image in your design should be light. The image size can be reduced by removing unwanted and hidden layers in image. Anything and everything you can do to reduce the HTML coding for your web design will give you a better load time.

Name it right:
It is not a requirement but a good practice to assign relevant names to your design elements. Web Design & HTML is a derivative of a programming practice which needs good naming conventions to be followed. Avoid using names like image1 OR img1 and instead give significant names like your-product-name OR your-service-name in your website designs. Naming applies to all HTML code and not just image naming. Naming it well will also help make a place for your website in search engine one day. Of course, enhancing and maintaining a design with good nomenclature is quiet easy.

Organize it well:
Make sure all HTML components in your Web Designing process are organized in proper hierarchy. e.g all images should go in images folder and all css files should go in css folder and likewise. It will not be a nightmare for you to maintain and update your website if everything is well organized.

Optimize it:
Optimizing your well designed website means taking care of few SEO (Search engine optimization) guidelines. This involves not over using and repeating same text, using an alt tag for image, stuffing meta tags on the HTML page etc. This is a separate and big area for discussion in itself. Anything you can do to make your design search engine friendly will go a long way. Oh yes, do not forget to validate your HTML code on w3schools.

Ready to go:
If most of above steps are carefully done, you are ready to launch your web design.
All you need to do is find a good web host and upload the HTML code.
We finally have an impressive HTML & Great! Web design at the end of day.

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