Good Web Design Practices

Good Web Design Practices


Your website is where your business resides — it’s like the headquarter of an offline company. Hence, it is important to practise good design principles to make sure your site reaches out to the maximum number of visitors and sells to as many people as possible. Consider these design practices before designing your next website:

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Clear Directions

 

Make sure you have clear directions on the navigation of your website. The navigation menu should be uncluttered and concise so that visitors know how to navigate around your website without confusion.

 

Reduce Images

 

Reduce the number of images on your website. They make your site load very slowly and more often than not they are very unnecessary. If you think any image is essential on your site, make sure you optimize them using image editing programs so that they have a minimum file size.

 

Text Paragraphs

 

Keep your text paragraphs at a reasonable length. If a paragraph is too long, you should split it into seperate paragraphs so that the text blocks will not be too big. This is important because a block of text that is too large will deter visitors from reading your content.

 

www.w3.org

 

Make sure your website complies to web standards at www.w3.org and make sure they are cross-browser compatible. If your website looks great in Internet Explorer but breaks horribly in Firefox and Opera, you will lose out on a lot of prospective visitors.

 

Scripting Languages

 

Avoid using scripting languages on your site unless it is absolutely necessary. Use scripting languages to handle or manipulate data, not to create visual effects on your website. Heavy scripts will slow down the loading time of your site and even crash some browsers. Also, scripts are not supported across all browsers, so some visitors might miss important information because of that.



2 Responses to “Good Web Design Practices”

  1. Netking says:

    Thanks for the good tips team, I find W3 quite helpful! I also stumbled across Litmusapp.com which tests around 23 different browser’s.

  2. Boss Digital says:

    Hi Netking

    Thanks for the feedback. I will certainly share this with the rest of our members :)

    Cheers,
    Mike.D


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