Designing a site for kids?

Conventional Best Practices

* Create elements that are large and visually memorable
* Use bright, vivid colors that stimulate the senses
* Incorporate elements from nature
* Create depth in the design
* Add navigational elements that are large and easy to find
* Use video
* Include printable elements
* Break the grid
* Make modifications based on usability testing

* Create a happy, playful mood
* Use animated characters
* Use graphic-heavy navigation bars
* Use Flash animation abundantly
* Embed motions and sounds that trigger on page load
* Include a “games” section
* Change the cursor to contribute to the theme
* Add voices to navigation rollovers
* Be accountable to both children and parents

Check out a few sites…

PBS
PBS
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herman colors
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