Website design is a process which all too often goes completely wrong! Even experienced website designers need the assistance of some web design tips now and again. Although utilising the services of a website design firm or professional website designer is the best way to ensure your website design doesn't go wrong, if you are currently designing your own site you definitely need to follow our invaluable web design tips!
The most important web design tip that we can share with you is to ensure that your chosen website design has a clean layout that incorporates plenty of whitespace. Many novice website designers mistakenly believe the most important element of a website design to be the graphics and typography, and that whitespace is secondary to this. However, to ensure a website is usable, the most important element of a web design is whitespace. Rather than making a web design look "empty", whitespace actually enhances and showcases the graphics, typography and content of a website design.
The next web design tip which you need to be aware of is the importance of realistic typography. Creative-looking typography is fast becoming the latest website design trend (so much so that we've even blogged about it, which you can read here) and while creativity is all well and good, the typography used for business website design needs to be appropriate and realistic. The typography which you choose for your web design should be suitably professional and readable, not just to potential users of your website but to the various browsers that will be displaying your site.
The third and final web design tip, which is by no means the least important, is to ensure that your final website design incorporates clear and easy navigation. When users visit your website, you need to provide them with a simple way to explore your site and find the information that they need in a matter of seconds. Easy navigation helps to retain users's attention, and ensures repeat visits to your webiste. Links to main site pages should be displayed in a prominently-placed navigation bar as well as at the footer of your web page, and you should always ensure that any menus that form part of your final website design are fully utilised. The information which you display on your website needs to be fully accessible to all users, regardless of the web page that they are currently viewing.
For further web design tips and for more information about the best website design for your business, why not get in contact with one of our friendly Website Design Buyer Advisors?
Now you have learn't about web design tips, its time to find out if you should use a local web designer or would a national UK web designer just as good. See our next article: Local web design for advice.