Web Site Design
Designing a Great
Did you know
that a web site
design is much more than appearance?
As important as the look and feel there are other elements including
establishing site structure, navigation, consistency and more.
Website design is also about how you are going to lay out all the
components of your website plan.
(You did start by developing a website plan didn't you?)
It may sound like
a daunting task but it isn't really. Just take it one step at a time.
Let's start designing your website!
Now the fun begins! Let your
creative juices flow.
Do you know the most important web design
(Keep it simple.)
Just refer to the most popular websites on
the internet as an example. For instance, check out Google's home page.
Can a website design get any simpler than that? However, there is far
more to your web site design than the look and feel.
Creating the look and feel (L&F) is
the really fun part of web site design.
Website hosting companies typically have
a selection of website templates to help get you started.
companies even include the flexibility for you to customize the
template you select. This is a great feature to look for in a
web hosting service because it will allow you visually integrate
strategy into the L&F of your site.
Customization of features can range from changing the
template color scheme, adding graphics, adjusting the appearance to
navigation bar and nav buttons to changing the font type and color.
You also need to consider many different factors
which impact your
overall website design including:
your look and feel: Make a great first
impression! Create an
appealing logo that is recognizable and lends itself to branding. Your
L&F is your calling card after all.
Organization of your site's structure: Your site's
architecture serves as a road map for your
Choosing your navigation: Implement the
mapping of your site
to ensure consistent ease in locating information.
page format and layout: Build "scannable" pages that
enable your visitors to quickly
get the gist of each page's content.
Test all contact
forms, shopping cart, forums options to be sure they all work properly
and as expected.
Graphics: Use graphics related to your topic
sure they have a quick load time.
of HTML: Double check to make sure
your use of html is
compliant so that your pages have the same in appearance in all
browsers as well as on different operating systems and even different
size computer screens.
Ensure your web pages are visible
to search engines with proper use of keywords, Meta tags and such.
disclaimer, mini-site map,
and/or social bookmarking options are options that will
Let's simplify the site design process by paying a
quick visit to the grocery store as an example of designing the basic
structure of a website using the concept of "groceries" as the site
of an internet web site design
you think it might be cool, don't go wild with blinking ads, pop-ups
and gyrating characters and you'll creating a professional looking site
in no time. This article reveals how the best design a web page tips and tricks is all in how well you K.I.S.S.!
the entire design structure of your
will help your visitors find exactly what they want
in a quick and efficient way.
Be sure to sign-up today:
yourself to be spellbound!)