THE BASICS OF WEB DESIGN
A website often conveys the first impression of a business, brand or a company. A great website doesn’t have to be complicated or a mesh up, it can be simple yet powerful. To put it in simple words, a design should follow these simple rules of basic design to be qualified as a quality web design.
Connects the visitor with the content
Easy to read and navigate
Simplicity of design
Consistency in design across all web pages
Good choice of contrasting colors for enhanced readability
Design should be direct and properly organized
Design should complement the website’s genre
Color, graphic and proper typography is important for creating a balanced design. But if your website design has all these in it but fails to connect to the visitor, the design will fail. Therefore, creating a great design is only possible when designer is focusing on the content and design at the same time. A designer, who fails to understand the purpose of a website, will mostly fail to create a catchy design.
WEB DESIGN TIPS
Although it is difficult to provide any generic list of design directions for a website, following certain settled design principle will mostly result in great designs. Creating a website can be fun as long as you understand graphics, layout, fonts, advertising area, and color scheme. Here are some generic tips for creating great looking websites that will not only get higher visits but the conversions will also jump up due to good design.
WEB DESIGN TIPS FOR CREATING RESULT-ORIENTED GRAPHICS
– Create lighter graphics
Always think about keeping your graphic images small, mostly 10-12 KB. Many webmasters only focus on creating a visual without thinking about its presentation on the Internet. Websites with heavier graphics take too long to load and are less productive.
– Forget about fancy images
Many good designs lose their appeal because of fancy images, usually blinking. If you want to keep your design decent and attractive, forget about fancy images.
– Graphics should reflect the content
If you want to create graphics that will deliver results instead of just being ‘catchy’, think about creating graphics that will accurately reflect website content. In other words, content and graphics should have a close intimacy with each other.