For anyone with a website, it is important to ensure that it has an online presence in order for it to be appealing to its potential readers and visitors. One easy way to ensure that people who visit your website once will feel the need to keep coming back is to make it look inviting. That is why web designing is such an essential part of a webpage.
Gone are the days of unnecessarily bright backgrounds, advertisements in the form of scrolling marquees in repugnant colors and flash graphics. The web users of today are used to a much more sophisticated environment. It is very important to keep the webpage crisp and user-friendly.
Here are five tips for designing a professional-looking, neat web page.
1. Make a good first impression
Research says it only takes seven seconds to form the first impression. It is important that in the first seven seconds of looking at a website, the viewers’ impression of the website is positive. Otherwise, unless the webpage offers something utterly unavailable elsewhere, it is certain that anyone with a negative impression will not be returning to said page.
Keep the page clutter-free and neat. Make sure the page loads fast. This is very important since nobody will wait around for an inappropriately large amount of time for a page to load. Here’s a tutorial on how to make sure your page loads faster. The layout of the page should be clean and classy. That way it will succeed in keeping the attention of the reader.
2. Make navigation easy
The navigation links on your page should be direct and easy to spot. Make sure those are well organized to help your visitors explore your website easily and without obstacles. Effective navigation will save the users’ time and that always leave a good impression.
3. Display quality content neatly
No matter the quantity, the quality of the content on every page should be excellent. Be it lengthy and informative or short and eye-catching, the value of the content is of utmost importance. Proofread your content before publishing, cross the t’s and cross the i’s. Keep relevant information displayed wherever necessary. Display the content in a clean and organized manner. Divide the content into paragraphs or bulletins to make the text easier to read. Use sensible colors and optimally sized fonts. Such measures will succeed in keeping the attention of the visitors and ensure their return to your page.
4. Use social networking websites
Download plug-ins provided for free by most social networking websites such as Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn etc. and integrate them with your webpage in an attractive manner by designing fashionable-looking buttons and icons. Not only does this make your webpage look legitimately credible but it also makes it easier for users to share with their peers.
5. Pick fonts wisely
Although this has been briefly addressed before, it’s important to emphasize the necessity of it. Using too many fonts on one webpage creates clutter and makes the page harder to load on many devices. Stick to using two crisp, attractive fonts and size them above 11pt for easy reading. Space the letters and lines wisely. Decorative or cursive fonts should not be used in the main body of the webpage as these are more difficult to read. Be picky about fonts.
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