There are many things to consider when you wish to design your website that may make you feel a little overwhelmed as to where to start. Due to the many facets of web design, the basic web design principles are often overlooked which in the end will hinder us from achieving the objective of good web design and usability.
Here we discuss some essential web design principles.
1. Have your end goal in mind and start from there. What is the goal of your website? Are you wanting it to look good for your business? Do you wish to sell products online via a shopping cart or do you simply want to just showcase information about your business online via a static website? This goal should serve as a regular reminder for you as you proceed with your website design, stay focussed on the end goal. Its easy to get quickly sidetracked with the latest website widget that you think will make your website design stand out, however is this really what your visitors are searching for? Will this not confuse or annoy them forcing them to leave your site and go to your competitors simpler site? On that subject, its a good idea to look at your market and your competitors sites and tailor to the characteristics of that website customer base.
2. Sketch out your overall design before even creating the first page. This is called wireframing sometimes and is a good idea of layout, of getting things where they need to be and seeing how it all fits in the big picture. It helps you look at your website from a users perspective as well which really is the only thing you need to consider. Is your website going to be consistent through all its pages? This is especially important when selling products online. Will your contact information be easily found? Is it easy to navigate?
3. Finally what is your content strategy? Are you going to be regularly updating your website? Will you be promoting this site online? Is it easy for your visitors to view the latest content your website is showcasing? Do you have a blog for this? In the end its content that is being consumed by your visitors online and this is the reason they are on your website so you need to have a strategy in place for this and make sure your website design caters for regular content. Is your content engaging? Is it drawing in the visitors to your site allowing you to gain maximum readership and retention? Will it convert visitors into customers?
By considering these 3 things your website design will be a lot better and will deliver you much better results. Website Design Sydney are experts at simple, effective designs that will drive customers to your door. Call us today to discuss how to get your business online and generating results for you.