Your website represents you and your online business in front of millions of people across the globe. It’s the place where your customers go to find information about your product and your services. Your website is the place where your followers get to know, like, and trust you. If you want to propel your online business towards success, then it is imperative for you to design a website that grabs the attention of your targeted audience. This article will show you website design best practices. Following these simple, yet important tips will increase your website’s effectiveness and propel your business towards success.
Website Design Best Practices
What is the current trend?
The answer is simple. Content Rich Layouts.
People visit websites for the content–your ultimate goal as you create and design your website is to provide content that is insightful, well organized, and easy to read. As you write content and create pages, do several live previews. Read your text out loud. Notice the colors and the overall layout. Think about what you look for when you visit a website. Chances are if it is pleasing to you, it will be pleasing to your readers. The opposite is also true; chances are if it annoys you, then it will annoy your readers.
Do you want to learn how to create rich content? Click here to watch a video
Is the website responsive?
This simply means your website is easily accessible from many devices–mobile phone, laptop, tablet, PC, and etc.
Is your information accurate and relevant?
There is nothing worse than wasting time reading out dated content or dishonest information. People search the web for content that is helpful, honest, and relevant to their needs. If you are writing a review, be honest. Provide the best information possible for your readers, and they will want to keep coming back because they trust you. Return customers lead to higher conversion rates.
Your logo is what makes you stand out from the competition, and it helps your readers easily identify your products and services. We created this logo in minutes at Free Logo Design.
Color is an extremely important design element. Having an appropriate color pattern on your web page is essential for providing a professional high quality experience for your audience. If your website doesn’t present the right amount of visual appeal, your readers will be distracted from your content. In some cases, they will leave your website to search for a more appealing one. Color is powerful; it sets the tone and mood of your site.
Having an understanding of the messages that are being sent by a particular color can prove to be very beneficial for your business. You can use color to help your audience move through your web page, to encourage them to make a purchase or sign up for a news letter, to create unity and coherence to your web design, and to create a dynamic brand for your business.
Red indicates a call to action.
Green helps your readers to make a purchase decision.
Blue suggests honesty and credibility.
Indigo suggests sincerity and integrity.
Media includes everything from small icons, to images, to banners, to videos, to word art, and more. The media or graphics you choose should be simple, clear, and have a purpose. To find out why you should use images and videos in your websites, watch this video.
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Larry and Kathy