The major must-do list includes
- Rounded Shapes
- Sans Serif
- Pastell v2.0
- Font-Size: Oversized
- Descriptive HTML (XML style)
- Java Applets (Script is fine though)
- Animated GIFs (the blinky ones)
- 100% Flash Websites
- Visible tables
I remember a time when it was absolutely out and “nerdy” to use Arial for anything you wrote. Simply because geeks tried to separate themselves from the every day Word Processor user, who were choosing Arial as most easily readable, besides Times New Roman. And now, wohoo, major come back. Literally Arial (and Helvetica, and similar...) has become a rule for simple, yet great looking web design. Font-Size 8 to 10 was a cool thing to do recently. Now we talking about sizes 14 and up. Not kidding.
The blog is littered with links to demonstrate his views and provide the reader with more information on how to achieve the desired effects. Roman doesn’t offer any clues as to why he has put Applets, flash, and animated blinky GIFs on the list of must not-do. Instead he leaves that as an exercise to the reader. What is on your list of must and must not do in web design?