Whether you have a small business, are in charge of a large corporation, or run a personal blog site, your website generally speaks volumes about your brand and what you’re representing. With that in mind, if you’re designing your first website, or revamping a current one, here are some best practice “do’s” and “don’ts” of web design:
Keep a Consistent Interface Design
One of the most important cardinal rules of web design is making sure you have a consistent interface that will work well with your users. This should remain consistent throughout all of your website’s pages. Your sites overall look should remain consistent with color schemes, fonts, writing styles, and navigation. The better the consistency, the easier the user experience.
Focus on Usability & Navigation
Users want to be able to interact with your site in a seamless way so they can quickly find what they’re looking for, without having to click multiple links or visit different pages. Make sure your navigation is clear, using no more than 7 top-level navigation choices, and keeping any sub-level navigation clear and well organized. Additionally, always remember in the world of the “web”, the quicker, the better; make sure your users can get where they need to go with no more than a few clicks.
Pay Attention to Links
The links on your site play a vital role in its success. A few best practices here are utilizing color change links once they’re visited to avoid visiting the same link multiple times, as well as, of course, testing all links to make sure they work. Broken links can quickly discourage your users, and prompt them to leave your site early and discount you on Google’s search rankings…
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