Top 10 Tips For Web Designers
Posted by: Dreamz Infotech
24th Mar 17
in: Website Design
On the current Web, the most diverse sites vie for the attention of the navigators. In this battle for attention, the visuals are important, but just good look is not synonymous with success. Speed, organization, clarity and accessibility are of vital importance, as it can be seen in the top ten tips below:
1 – Speed Is Essential
Users hate wasting time looking at the computer screen while the page loads. The great villains of history are often the images. Digital cameras have evolved dramatically in recent years, allowing to take pictures with high resolution, but this does not always benefit when it comes to internet. The ideal site is using a lightweight pages with more text and fewer images possible. Avoid pages that are larger than 10 kbytes are the basics when it comes to web designer. GIF is a great ally in these hours.
2 – Establishing Priorities
Each site is designed for a different audience. Each one is from a field or a different area. However, what everyone should have in common is that the subject / main objective of the site should be the first thing that the Internet gives away. The most important information must be on the main page, preferably on top of it. Do not expect a visitor to use the scroll bar if nothing has caught his attention initially.
3 – The Inverted Pyramid
This is a technique for dealing with journalistic writing long texts. The aim is to present the conclusions first and then the fundamentals (with specific details and information). The truth is that many Internet users are too lazy to read and may end up abandoning long texts in half.
4 – Easy Navigation
Of course, programmers and web designers know the most varied resources and navigation would be able to create pages that would be a maze and fend still inside. However, they are not the targeted audience of web sites. We must always think with the head of the Internet, from the simplest, with little familiarity with the Web should not be forced visitors to have knowledge of basic icons such as magnifying glasses and envelopes. The home should always be accessible in any sector of the site and should be avoided to the maximum use more than three levels of hierarchy.
5 – Fad
Of course, originality is something positive that should always be encouraged, but it is always good to avoid exaggerations. If users are accustomed to clicking on the logo and go to the home or to find a way to connect the right site and so many other fads that are out there, you better take advantage of it than fighting tendencies. Of course the simple word “fashion” now gives an idea that maybe in the future these trends are others and you are one of the pioneers to change these patterns. However, in most cases, users who enter a page, look for resources that are familiar and are not, tend not to like the idea, unless the innovative layout is actually quite intuitive.
6 – Site Map
Ok! This is an unnecessary action if the website is very small. After all, if the user is on the main page and can view all pages on the site there on the menu, the menu itself is already a kind of map of the site, right? However, large portals and more complex sites, it is a great resource for the user to reach a specific industry with greater agility.
7 – Never forget Titles
Use the same title on all pages (or not use any) besides being a bad practice in terms of SEO, harm users accustomed to tabbed browsing. Internet users often open several of them (in some cases due to the problem of load pages slowly quoted up there), but neither may end up viewing a page without a title, actually thinking that the page was not loaded and therefore did not show anything tab so far.
8 – Caprice in “Calligraphy”
Ever since the school everyone hear that phrase from teachers. Then you grow up, became independent most of her writing and decides to continue hurting my readers using sources that anyone can read right? What a shame, boy! Two important rules should always be observed when the subject is the use of sources: not all users have unusual sources and should be avoided to the maximum use more than two distinct types of sources within a web site. Remember that the goal of a site is as clear as possible to transmit information to the internet.
9 – Broken Links
Visitors hate error pages! Moreover, not everyone knows that just hit back to leave these pages and some even think that is virus and never return to sites where they found such a page. At these times it is essential to review all the links from your page before publishing it. At worst (if your site is not ready yet), use a # links to prevent the user is “lost in space.”
10 – Support and Encourage Suggestions
If a user use their “Contact Us” page only to criticize and point out your mistakes, do not be angry. Quite the contrary, thank you, because it is precisely this kind of return you always need. Many times we limit ourselves only to our vision for a scenario and we forget that every human being is different, has their tastes and their peculiarities and so, even if you do not like the suggestion received and prefer to keep your page way, you at least have made an alternative assessment of how he might act.
Details: If many users give the same suggestion, do not think it’s time to really accept it?
Well, the article ends here. But the good practices to develop more efficient sites does not! New and varied tips are always being given in books, magazines and web forums.
Stay tuned for updates and never limit yourself!