The Internet has unleashed the designer in many of us, but don’t forget to follow certain thumb rules. For example, try to keep a consistent theme for your site so that a visitor on any page knows that he is still on your site.
Developing congruent pages should not restrain your creativity. Uniformity can be achieved with coherent graphics, icons, font size, colors, font face and general page layout.
Make sure that you use compatible colors across your pages. Using the same or similar background images can bring consistency.
Sites such as Webdevelopersnotes.com are mainly visited for their content. Hence a simple layout was applied giving more emphasis on the information content.
Here are a few tips that should help you in designing consistent pages.
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