Tips for Designing Website
Here are some tips for designing a website from our Virginia Web Designers:
- Before downloading photos or illustrations from the web, make sure they are no copyright restrictions. Do not copy pictures from other websites.
- Make sure to test your web pages on all modern browsers and devices.
- When designing a web page to promote or sell your products, include the description and benefit associated with your product.
- Utilize proximity and white space to create effective, organized web pages.
- Create web pages with contrast to make it attractive.
- Encourage visitors to spend time on your web site by providing easy to read, easy to scan pages.
- Write simple, easy to understand content for your web page.
- Write shorter paragraphs.
- Create fast-loading web pages by restricting the file size for graphics and too many redirects.
- If your website gathers information, include a privacy statement.
- To provide security add an SSL certificate to your website.
- Understand your audience.
- Limit the use of animation on web pages to allow visitors to focus on content.
- If you incorporate audio in your website, make sure you provide a mute button.
- Limit the amount of plug-ins you install for the website.
- Make your web site’s navigation design user friendly so your visitors will be able to move to different locations of your website easily.
- Make sure you have a search feature on your website so users can easily find content.
- Utilizing basic typographical principles can help maximize the legibility and readability of your web pages.
- Create a site map for your website.
- Always use ALT attribute for your images.
- Optimize your images before uploading them to your web page.
- Optimize downloadable audio and video files to prevent long download times, that will deter visitors.
- Use Call for Action.
- Use interactive elements on your website to keep your visitor interested.
- Make it easy for website visitors to contact you by adding a contact form and a phone number.
If you would like a professional website build for you, please give us a call at 800-657-5432 for a web consultation.