If you are a beginner in web design and wish to learn how it works, there are tons of online courses and tutorials you can watch that can provide you with all the information you require in order to begin a career in web design.
Web design refers to the art of developing web pages for websites. Well designed websites are beneficial to a business because they portray a professional image and attract more clients leading to more sales. You can also get more traffic to your site from search engines due to having a well-organized hierarchy.
Below are some techniques you can employ as a beginner in website design:
1. Well-organized user menus
A user’s menu can be placed in the header or by either side, left or right of a website. It is the menu used for navigation by visitors to move through the web pages. Keep everything organized especially if you have a lot of pages on the website. You can set up parent categories and arrange content in different categories. Ensure that all child pages are found under the parent category on the user menu.
2. Use different colors for links and texts
Try to use some different colors for the links and texts. A similar color will frustrate the visitors and they might not know where to click. If you’re not convinced of what color to use for the links, leave them at their default blue color. Most visitors will probably identify the underlined blue texts to be linked.
3. Apply a vague background for easier reading
if you want visitors to stay on the website for as long as possible, then you should consider applying some faint background color for the web pages. Using a color scheme consisting of a black background and red text will hurt the eyes and visitors will not hesitate to leave such a site. A white background and black text is the best option for a beginner who has not mastered the combination of background colors with text. You can however try and experiment with other combinations but always attempt reading it yourself before submitting the website.
4. Keep things simple
Most people on the Internet only scan through content to know whether you have whatever they may be searching for. To be on the safe side, do not use lengthy content, be direct instead and don’t try explaining too much. Always try to give information upfront.
5. Contact Information
In conclusion, do not forget to include, on the website, your contacts. Whenever possible, use a contact form for visitors to send you direct emails (most sales online are made through emails). If you can afford it, you can also set up a phone line too and ensure that it is manned and does not go to the automated voice message.
With the growth of the website, more web pages will be added and navigation will become a major issue. To solve this, you can put up a site map with links to pages and ease a visitor’s navigation through the pages and locate the right pages quicker.
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