While large corporations need to hire professionals to get their websites designed, small or home/online businesses may not require much and you might want to get away with building your own website.
When starting a business, there may not be enough of a budget to pay professional web designers to create a website for you, so it’s a good choice to rather learn the basics of web designing to do it yourself.
4 Professional Level Web Design Tips for Beginners
It is important to keep ‘user experience’ in mind when designing a page or website. A weakly-designed website leaves users puzzled and makes them want to leave immediately and never revisit.
Here are some tips how you can build an excellent user-friendly website.
1. First Impression is the Last: Work on the Outlook
Yes, users tend to have a longer stay on web pages that are well designed and have good colors. Select your website’s color scheme and follow it rigorously. Strive to keep similar colors for similar things such as CTA buttons, links, tabs, etc. For example, if you are choosing to keep a CTA button blue in color, keep all such buttons blue.
Also keep a check on the fonts; not more than 3 fonts should be used in the entire website. This way a visitor knows that the page is organized and tend to recognize things with their colors and fonts.
2. Design 101: Let White Space Be There
It is not mandatory to color out each and every spot of your website. Just like you add plain white walls in your home to balance out flamboyant color schemes, websites need white spaces to not look to loud and gaudy.
Neither you nor any of the guests will like your home if it has all busy, colorful walls and same is the case with websites. It is advisable to not fill out every single pixel of your web page with colors and designs.
By leaving some space white, you allow the users to focus on things that you want them to pay attention to in addition to saving the website from looking messy.
3. Navigation: The Simpler, the Better
Everything on the website should be well organized. Include a sitemap that is accessible from every page of your website and keep navigation as simple as possible.
There are websites these days which, in an approach to make the page look stylish and up to the minute, incorporate navigation system that’s too complicated for the users to pull through. This is nothing, but just another way you lose traffic on the website.
Use ideas such as making your logo clickable by adding a back link to the home page of your website so that it’s easy to access.
4. Make it Mobile Friendly
Majority of people these days prefer to surf the internet through cell phones and so it is important for your website to be mobile friendly. Just like friendliness in real life bring you more friends; website mobile friendliness will bring you loads of traffic.
These tips may seem too simple to be given importance until you experience applying them. Design your own website following these easy tips and see the magic yourself!