5 Tips For Designing a Better Website
1. Make Your Website Superfast
2. Use White Space
3. Keep Things Simple
4. Pay Attention To Details
5. Write In A Conversational Tone
You might be the best web designer in the world, but if you don’t have the knowledge or skills to run a business, you may not see much success.
Below is a list of 5 tips for designing a better website. These 5 tips will help ensure your site is attractive, efficient, and secure.
5 Tips for Designing a Better Website
1. Make sure your website is attractive
2. Use analytics to see what’s working and what isn’t
3. Use a secure hosting platform
4. Keep the backend organized and streamlined
5. Test and test again
The web is all about the content, right? While this is certainly true in many cases, a website needs to be more than just a collection of articles. It needs to be a place where content and design work together to create an engaging user experience.
While there are many ways that you can improve your website design, here are some tips that will help you go the extra mile:
1. Use a standard structure
One of the issues that affects the look and feel of a site is the way in which it is structured. A site that uses a standard approach provides visitors with a familiar framework to use when navigating the site.
It doesn’t have to be completely conventional, but the more familiar elements such as navigation, images and text blocks that are used, the easier it will be for your visitors to navigate your site.
2. Be bold with your images
Bold images are an effective way to attract attention to a website and draw people in if they are placed strategically. However, if you are going to use large images make sure they load quickly as people will become impatient if they have to wait too long for them to download.
3. Make forms simple
Forms may be required on websites for all kinds of reasons; from signing up for newsletters, placing orders or requesting quotes, so they need to be designed in such a way that they are easy to fill out and submit. If this isn’t done then visitors are unlikely to complete them and you stand to lose business. By using simple design techniques like making sure that form fields are clearly labelled, you can encourage visitors to submit their information and help increase conversion rates on your website
I was talking to a friend recently who had spent over a million dollars redesigning his website. The website was in response to a business growth spurt and the designer wanted to make sure the new site would be scalable, flexible and easy to modify. I asked my friend how much he had spent on usability testing. He looked at me with a blank stare. “What is usability testing?”
“Welcome to today’s topic,” I said, “usability testing.”
You can do usability testing in many different ways and it doesn’t have to cost anything. You can test your website with family or friends, you can find people on Craigslist or you can pay for professional testers. There are pros and cons for each approach. In this article we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each method, but first let’s talk about why usability testing is important and why if you’re not doing it, you probably should start now.
When I was 21, I went to a club in New York City. They had a guest list, so my friends and I put our names down and they let us in for free.
Inside, the club was huge. There were hundreds of people dancing, a bar that spanned the length of the entire building, and a stage at the far end where a band was playing.
I had never been inside a place like this before. It was like something out of a movie.
After an hour or two of dancing and drinking, one of my friends suggested we get some air. We stepped outside and stood on the sidewalk for a minute or two to cool down. After catching our breath we decided to go back inside to dance some more.
But when we got to the door, the bouncer stopped us and said we had to pay $20 apiece to get in again.
It struck me as absurd that after being inside all night, enjoying the party and spending money on drinks, they would charge us again just because we left momentarily to cool down! We weren’t going somewhere else – we were staying right here!
Although it might sound strange today, this is how websites used to work too: click through from Google or another site and you’d
Ever since the first caveman grunted a single syllable and realized he had just coined the first brand name, advertising has been an important part of the business landscape.
But advertising today is vastly different than it was even a few decades ago. The proliferation of new media and technologies has given marketers more choices in how they advertise their products and services. But with all these new channels, measuring that effectiveness remains a challenge.
For example, how many times have you clicked on a banner ad that caught your eye? Or browsed through the circulars that come with your weekly paper? Or opened an email from a company offering you something they think you might like?
There are still plenty of people who do these things. But when it comes to where people spend most of their time, there is one clear winner: the Internet.