Tips for Designing Your Website

Oct 24, 2014
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Tips_for_Designing_Your_WebsiteHaving a website is one thing, but having a well designed website is another. If you want people interested in the product and services that are being presenting on your website, you will first need a website that looks professional, is easy to navigate and presents quality content. Even if you’ve been designing websites for ages, there is always something new to learn and improve upon.

One of your ultimate aims as a web designer should be perfection. You are creating an image and a name for yourself. Your work reflects you and your business. What do you want people to think of your business? Even though it may be pretty hard to attain perfection when designing your websites, it is very important to have that mindset and always strive to reach it. With this kind of motivation, you will be able to create great websites regardless of their purpose.

You will also need to be very considerate of color scheme. Make sure that the website has text that is easy to read against the background color that you are choosing. If you choose a lighter background, using darker text will be a good. If you are skeptical about the best colors to use when designing your websites, be sure to seek the opinion of someone who is an expert in this field.

The website is also going to look great if it is not crowded with a lot of pages. Just make it simple with few places to click and explore. If you find that you have several pages, get rid of those that you do not absolutely need and that you know wont add any value. You can also reduce the number of pages by fusing multiple pages into one. To help you create a website that is easy to navigate, you will need to have the mindset of a visitor. Ask yourself that key things you would want to do or find on that website if you were a visitor and then use your answers to decide which pages are necessary and which ones are not.

When creating the website, your main focus should be on the essential elements. Keep it simple and clean. Most people fail at this by spewing their websites with lots of elements that no one even cares about. You will need to be objective and prioritize the most important things for the website that you are creating. If there are any sidebar elements, blog post meta details, social media sharing widgets or links that you do not think are necessary on the website, get rid of them.

You will also need to be careful when it comes to jazzing up your website with special effects. Things such as spinning graphics and logos may just be a huge distraction to your visitors and take them away from getting to know you and your business. Some of them also take too long to download, so they may cause your website to be slow. No one waits for a slow website.

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