Melbourne Florida Web Design has reached a whole new level
[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou may have considered the idea of designing a website, but weren’t sure where to begin. You may have a vision for your site, but turning this vision into reality is a huge step. These tips for effective web design will come in handy! Take a few minutes to go through these tips and plan out your web design project more efficiently.
Practice by designing small websites to see where your strengths and weaknesses are. Create the basic pages of a website, such as Contact Us and About Us, and add items as you go along.
Be sure to have your site’s logo link to your homepage from anywhere on the site. Over time, most people have started to expect to find a clickable logo that takes them to your main web page. This, of course, causes frustration for them if it does not occur as they must then spend time searching for a home page link. A clickable logo makes your site much easier to navigate.
You need adequate meta tags on every page to attract more site visitors. Properly used meta tags make it easier for search engines to classify your site correctly. Non descriptive or inaccurate meta tags will result in low visibility for your website.
Avoid using Captchas, except in the case of new user registration. You don’t want site visitors working hard just to see your webpage. Most visitors will simply leave the website and use another resource instead. A Captcha code looks something like this:
Free web hosting is not intended for a commercial website. You will not want the advertisements on your site to take away from the content you put on the site. You are better using a paid hosting service.
Another feature you should look to avoid is pop-up windows. Pop-ups can disturb your clients and will distract them when they are navigating. In fact, you may drive them to leave your site out of irritation and frustration with your pop-ups. You could lose a visitor for life.
The truth is that popups and links that try to open new browser windows are irritating to the vast majority of your website visitors. Actually, many users have such attributes disabled through their browsers. With that in mind, you shouldn’t even bother with this type of design option. So, instead of opting to use this technique, try to see how you can improve on your website’s navigation system in another way.
Take the time to whip up a favicon for use on your site. Make you site recognizable in your customer’s favorites list with this small graphic. A favicon that is easy to remember will cause your page to jump out from a page full of bookmarks. When designing a favicon, ensure it’s consistent with the logo and theme of your site. See Tight Line Productions “TL” favicon in your browser as an example.
Videos on your site won’t be accessible to all viewers, including those with slower Internet connections. You may want to change your videos to 5,000 kb/s, but that still can be much quicker than someone’s internet connection. This can cause the video to load very slowly, and buffer more often than you would like.
The faster your website loads, the more likely you will have a lower bounce rate
Resist the temptation to make use of free web hosts for commercial sites. You will prevent headaches and loss of business. Although it can be tempting to save money, particularly for someone just starting out, free hosts slam your site with a lot of ads, and you will have no input into which ads appear on your site. This will negatively impact your design and cause customers to leave and not come back, costing you more than the hosting ever would.
Now you understand how easy it is to design a simple website! Once you are knowledgeable about the basic principles, you will better understand this kind of designing. Make use of the tips here, so you better understand the fundamentals of website design, so you can start to implement user-friendly features on your site.
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