This article presents a list of library Web site development best practices against which libraries could check their team's Web site design efforts. Web developers produce better applications and Web sites if they have an understanding of usability and user experience (UX) design. A great error page offers a link to the homepage in a prominent position and needs to match the tone of the overall Web site. Developers need to be on top of cross-browser issues that can impede the UX. They need to design and build sites using a progressive enhancement point of view. The developers on most Web development teams aren't asked to worry about content and design, but rather to focus on their implementation. They are, however, charged with making sure the server is stable and secure. Programmers need to be on top of writing secure applications.
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