Here's an excerpt from my freelance web design site at kimcrawley.com.
My Dos and Don'ts of Web Design:
Keep your website frequently updated. If your visitors see 'Last updated on June 5th, 2006' somewhere on your site, it doesn't look good. Also, check any links you have to external websites because often those become broken.
- One last mistake of the 1990s- don't have a .midi file of Spice Girls' Wannabe automatically start playing when someone visits your website. As much as I love the Spice Girls, what if someone's listening to THEIR music or a podcast while they stumble upon your website?