5 Vital Web Design Tips and Tricks For An Amazing Website written by Esther Maynard (10yrs old)
5 Vital Web Design Tips and Tricks For An Amazing Website.
Hi my name is Esther, I am 10 years old and I am writing my first blog for my Daddy and Felix for the family business. I hope you enjoy it (and I hope they pay me).
Your web design is your portal & window for others to see into your world. You need to make sure that your website has a style that is eye-catching as this will draw attention to your business or company. Every user who notices it will need to be able to understand it at their first glance and be drawn to look at all the content. The design must make the users experience as enjoyable as possible so that they will share it with others. Every person has a different style preference, therefore, you need to make it an all-around, neutral yet professional website.
Here are 5 simple tips and tricks that will help your website improve and will ensure you more customers:
Make sure your homepage is simple, attention-drawing and free of clutter
Most of us rarely read through every single word and sentence on a website, instead, we scan through and find out roughly what the website is about. With this in mind, make sure your website is simple with not too much to click, read or remember. If you do this, they are more likely to do what you want them to do. Make sure you have clear headings, subheadings and legible paragraphs, with legible but eye-catching bold fonts to draw attention to the user. We also recommend using images and icons to make your point a bit clearer and understandable.
Design with visual structure in mind
We’ve pushed ourselves far away from stone tablets and boring website designs, we have stepped into something completely new. Now with new devices and more pressure the designer’s job stays at arranging all the clutter into clear, comprehensible content. Your website only has a few seconds to draw the users attention and then they will either stay, and hopefully look through and enjoy the website, or leave the site taking no notice of your business and forgetting about it. You should grow a clear structure for your information because you don’t want users to carry on jumping through all the puddles you may have formed for them. Once the structure is correct - make sure you have used the correct branding colours, contrasts & the correct use of a different font size/type plus high-quality photos to draw further attention. Always stay fully aware of which features within your site are the main focus for your potential clients as this will impact on how you develop your business in the future and will help you focus as you grow your online brand.
Create legible content throughout your website
“Readability” is a type of measure that shows the level of easiness it is for people to recognise and understand words, sentences, paragraphs and phrases. It is good when the readability of your site is high because users will have the ability to read through with ease, effortlessly taking in all the information. To achieve this:
Make sure there is a good contrast between the text and the background, so both draw maximum attention.
Make sure there aren’t too many fonts and that they are bold and legible otherwise it will confuse users and will put them off, and
Make sure the colours and pictures utilised match your business or company logo and your information because this makes for a cleaner user experience.
Make sure your website is easy to navigate
Make sure your website is easy to find. Your web address should include your business or company’s name and maybe a bit about it, for example, our primary web address is https://www.webdesignchoice.co.uk/ so, we’ve included our name and a bit about us because we design websites. Also, on your website, everything needs to be organised and easy to find so that users won’t have to go on a crazy adventure just to find the contact us page! Make sure everything is clear, organised and will give your viewers an amazing experience when trying to find certain things. Make sure your logo is on most of the pages and that the menu is at the top of your website making for a nice, easy experience.
Mobile friendly = success
Almost everybody has a phone, even kids have phones these days. So it is almost definite that you will gain more customers if your website is easy to use on all devices - especially phones. Your website should include a phone number, email address and address so all the people who are interested can contact your business or company.