Designing a high quality website needs special acumen by the designer. Thus, a web designer should remember some essential points while building an effective website. Here are the 5 essential tips:
Website Users’ Perspective
While designing a website, a designer should think from the perspective of a user of the website. Thus, the focus should revolve around four important aspects of user perspective:
- User Experience
- User Interaction
The three things that are very important in designing a website include:
- Clarity in Navigation
- Easy Navigability
The main aim of a website is to hold a visitor to the maximum extent and maximum time possible. This can be done through proper navigation, which can help the visitor to go to different parts of the site for more available information. The navigational structure needs to be easily accessible, simple, consistent and neat. Moreover, the navigation bar should be able to accommodate the additional links, if required.
The layout design of the website should be clean and consistent. Nowadays, the importance of the content has increased a lot. That’s why the layout of the site should be clean so that the users can go through the textual as well imagery content without any distraction. Hence, the layout should possess a lot of white spaces. The fonts should be clear enough to make the users to read them clearly.
Use Of Advanced CSS
Webdesign has advanced a lot and it has moved forward from the table based ones to sites using CSS mainly. This is done because:
- It decreases the file size, leading to optimized loading time of the site
- Offers Reusability and accessibility
CSS can be used by the website designers for providing varied cool texts, bullets and links. More and more web designers are using advanced Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and the most popular today is CSS5.
Site Loading Time
Loading time of a site has become very important in today’s search engine optimisation because Google and other search engines are giving better rank to those sites that have least loading time. From user point of view less loading time is always preferred. Loading time of a website can be optimised by a website designer by:
- Minimizing use of flash, scripts and graphics because they increase the file size by a large extent.
- Unwanted tags as well as unused scripts should be done away with by the designers. Thus, a website designer should optimise script code along with the HTML for optimising the loading time of the site.
- More and more Server Side Include (SSI) files should be used.