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Category Archives: Web Design

Consideration in Good Web Design

The most important thing to consider on the World Wide Web is that your website reaches certain web standards. These are set out at www.w3.org, here you can check your web site with just a few mouse clicks and it will direct you on whether these standards are being met and, if not, how to change your web site to do so. Another thing to consider is cross-browser compatibility. You’re website may look fantastic in Internet Explorer but if it breaks up in Firefox or Safari you WILL lose visitors. As I write this around 55% of people worldwide use Internet Explorer so that’s 45 people out of every one hundred that visit your site using a different browser so cross-browser support MUST be considered.

Ensure your navigation is as easy as possible, make sure it is clear and concise and that at any point of a visitors browsing they know where they are and how to get back to where they came from. If a visitor experiences any confusion in any way they WILL leave.

Text paragraphs should always be kept at reasonable lengths. If a block of text appears to be too big it can deter some a lot of visitors from reading your content. If you have got a lot of content to go on a page you should always try and split them into small text blocks, this way visitors will be able to pick out what they need to know a lot easier and they will not feel as though they are reading an essay.

If you are using any images, make sure they are optimized to the smallest possible size and try and reduce the number per page. Images will slow the loading of a website down and the majority of the time they aren’t really necessary.

Stay away from using any sort of scripting languages throughout your website for visual images/effects. Scripting can slow down the loading time of a page on your website and even cause the browsers, in some cases, to crash. If you really have to use them, export the code to a different page and reference it when needed. Some browsers aren’t compatible with some scripts so I would advise not using them at all unless it is to handle and manipulate data.

Lastly, style all your pages with CSS, this reduces the amount of code on your web pages enabling them to load quicker and it also saves you a lot of time when re-styling or adjusting the web site in the future.</target=”_blank”>

Tips to Choose Web Design

You have to remember that the choices are all yours, since it’s your site and you have to choose what you like. Choices like which colors, styles, fonts, graphics and writing styles to use are all personal choices and not to be made carelessly. What you say and do on your web site speak a lot about who you are. Here are some of the basics that you have to consider when you do custom website design.

A user friendly navigation is very essential for a good web site. If people find it difficult to go through your site, they won’t stay for long. Too many advertisement is not very encouraging. Users will be finding it as a bad experience. Instead, it will be better to keep the advertisements at a noticeable place.

The website has to be maintained after a person creates it. There should be a regular check if the site is connected with other web sites as sometimes the web site might disappear. When the person is doing web design he should avoid things that blink since it might annoy some readers as blinking is an annoying feature.

Some people like to add music to their web sites. If it annoys the user there are chances that they will leave very quickly and never return. Graphics are an important thing when you do web design. They add color, attitude and theme to your site. They are a necessity and as long as you don’t over do it, it is fine. Too many graphics also make your site upload really slowly.

Black and white is too boring to the average reader and may turn some of them away. Adding the proper colors, without going overboard, will make your website pop and give readers the incentive to browse around. You have to make sure that the background colors you use do not clash with the text colors. There should be a good contrast between the two so that the text can be easily read. If people cannot easily read your web site, they will go somewhere else.

The content in a website is important. A person should decide what he is going to write and include it in his website. He should also make sure that the content should not have grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. The method of enhancing the quality of the traffic to a site is called the search engine optimization of SEO. This is done from search engines with the targeted keywords via search results.

 

Tips to Make a Website Design

It is so common these days to have a website it’s clear that it must be possible to create your own. You can actually make a website in just minutes. All you need is some knowledge and word processing software that is included on most computers. For a really great website that is visually attractive and including useful content, you may need to put in a bit more time and effort.

Choosing to attend one of the high school or college courses that are being offered today is a good way to get experience using the different kinds of software used in website development. Often money or time constraints restrict your access to these programs, and you’ll find that attending classes can be quite beneficial.

If you read fairly well and also have the facility of learning things from written material, you can find all sorts of online sites which provide tutorials, instructions and the necessary applications for creating your website. Then, once you’ve finished designing it, you’ll have to locate a service for hosting it.

Even before you make a website, your research will demonstrate that several providers of web-hosting services are available to you on the internet once you finish creating your site. Some hosting services proclaim that they will host your website “for free.” This actually means that you won’t have to pay for their services, but you’ll probably have to host embedded pop-up or banner ads on your website even if you don’t support the products or the companies that advertise them.

If you’re technically savvy and you know enough about computers and network connections too, after you make a website, you may even host it on your own with your personal computer. Bandwidth is obviously limited to the size of the internet connection, so the site might load slowly if several users log on at once, but then, it’s possible to upgrade bandwidth too.

 

Colour Psychology in Web Design

Being aware that a handful of colours can lead to an emotional response is key to choosing the right colours for a site. knowing what colours have a calming effect and which cause feelings of excitement can make choosing a colour scheme very easy.

Colours can also be used to create contrast and attention to a design. this can direct users to certain parts of a webpage.

There’s a guide below to how some colours affect human emotions and perceptions.

Black is associated with power, refinement, riches and mystery. in designing for the web, it can be used effectively with bolder colours to create good contrast.

White is associated with cleanliness, simpleness, calm and purity. used on websites a lot, it can convey a sense of style and indicates that the content of the site is strong enough to stand alone without the any strong visual aid.

With connotations to lust, anger, fire and power, red, used sparingly, can be a great way to direct the user’s attention to a certain area.

Associated with feelings of cold, royalty, peace and air, blue is the best-used colour for corporate websites. Itcreates a very different reaction to red.

Green symbolises nature, environment, peace and luck. Green is a effective colour to use for a calming effect.

Representative of joy, happiness, warning and energy, yellow has a similar impact to red, although it is not as popular. to can be used to emphasise areas of a site. However, if it’s used too much, it can be an overpowering colour.

Stirring up feelings of style, modernism, fashion and refinement, grey is usually used on places that cover fashion, design and tech.

Purple is a blend of blue and red. it does have the highlights of red, but has more bold properties than blue. It stirs up images of royalty, religion and luxury. However, it isn’t a frequently used colour in designing websites.

Brown, particularly the the lighter end can be very soothing. Beige is also a popular colour in web design as it gives an earthy and relaxed feel. it might also mean tradition, poverty and mother earth.

Grey can be linked to elegance, innovation and the future. The paler side is similar to white in that it’s a great colour to use on a website’s background to build a sense of space and modernism.

Knowing about what colours symbolise and their subconscious power can be of great benefit when designing sites. by knowing about the target audience, designers can choosing colours thoughtfully which connect to the end user thus making the site look attractive and appealing. E-commerce sites can be improved by pointing the user in the direction of the purchase now button by drawing attention and creating contrast.

 

Know Basic Facts on Web Design

Get Your Web Site Up Sooner Rather than Later

So where do you begin? Obviously you need at least one website to get started, but can it be just that easy? The truth of the matter, is that some things that you will have to do are easy and other tasks will be somewhat more difficult. The first easy decision that you will have to make, is whether or not to throw your hat into the ring.

Dare to Dream Big

Remember the guys that decided to invest their meager savings into a crackpot plan to manufacture personal computers in their garage? No doubt, all of their neighbors had a good laugh out of that stupid plan. They all must have really fell out of their chairs laughing when they came up with the name “Apple” to put on every computer that no one was going to buy.

Basic Web Design Concepts

Your web site is going to represent you and your business interests online, so you are going to want to come up with some basic design features before you hand the concept over to a web designer to get started. A good reputable web design company will work with you on design decisions and wouldn’t have laughed at the computer geeks that named their compute company Apple.

Think Long Term

You must bear in mind, that your web site is going to have to be periodically upgraded and maintained to remain competitive. This means that you may be better served by doing business with a web design company that has a long standing, well established track record, rather than a “rip and run” freelancer that is here today and gone tomorrow.