It would be hard to find anyone who has not encountered a “404” message if the individual has spent more than a few minutes surfing the web. No matter how much importance you place on making sure your website makes a great first impression, things will happen that are beyond your control, making it inevitable that visitors will occasionally encounter an error message.
It can take visitors less than one second to reach an initial impression of your website, and less than three seconds to decide whether to stay or move on, according to a study conducted by the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
It seems that every year, a new technology is touted as “the next big thing,” Occasionally, these technologies are an epic fail — think Warner’s Qube or the Net PC — but more often, they are true game changers.
Metro-style designs have the potential to be sleek, beautiful pages. However, just like city metro vehicles can be shiny and attractive or dented and rusty, a metro site can be poorly planned and offer unsatisfactory results, or it can be well-planned and executed and provide a consistent user interface.