You have many choices when you start building a website, and you can make good choices or not so good ones. A non-commercial website can get away with things that a commercial website cannot. We will talk about the more important considerations for website design that must not be ignored.
Proper Graphics: There should be absolutely no inconsistency when it comes to the graphics of your website, make sure you size/define all the graphics and images on your site correctly. This raises your optimization levels to increase performance so that you can stand out from the crowd. The truth is that it is easier to load pages that have good and consistent graphics. When your graphics are good your website is good and that helps it work perfectly no matter what browser is viewing it. When your images are sized well, your loading time and workload will be much easier for your browser to handle.
Of course when the site is completed, be sure to go through the entire site and make sure everything works properly. Any type of upgrade or mod, mainly large ones, have the potential to cause problems; so be sure to verify all is still OK. Format breakdowns are somewhat common even for the most experienced web designers. We think most web designers are never totally happy with their work because they always see things they want to improve upon. Overall, your site design needs to fit with your product/service and your market demographics.