Ten years ago, having a website was only thought to be important to businesses. However, nowadays, even students in school are creating their own websites to share with their friends. Learning web design is not hard, but design one well takes a little more effort. Good web design is important to make a good impression on your site visitors. This article will talk about some important tips on good web design.
High quality content is what drives people to go to a website for information. Readers want something that is helpful, something that they can learn from. So, when you produce content for your site, be sure that you are writing about something in which you have a lot experience.
Keywords should be used throughout your web content. These are words that you think people will use to look for the type of information that you providing. This is to help search engines find your website when these keywords are used by people doing their searches. There are various techniques in effective search engine optimization, so spend a little extra time researching on the best approaches.
The design of your website should be pleasing to the eye. When you walk into a large department store for the first time, you go to a directory in order to find the location of the department that you want to go to. In a website, the directory is your navigation menu. Each menu item should be a link to the respective page for that information. Your menu buttons should be labeled clearly so your visitors will know exactly where to go for information.
Do not make your pages too cluttered with images. You should aim for a fast page load because no one wants to wait around for a page to load. Unless you are displaying a photo gallery, avoid putting in a lot images. For the images that you are using, optimized them for the web to keep the file sizes down. If you page loads too slowly, you risk losing your visitor, even though your web page may have good content.
Make sure you have a page devoted to contact information. This page should have the name of your company, your address, phone number and email address. You should also consider developing a form where your visitor can fill in to describe the information that he is looking for. When you get emails requesting information, answer them promptly. This visitor has good potential to be converted to a sale.
If you have a lot of text, be sure that you have a good layout for it. Divide long blocks of text into shorter paragraphs to make reading easier. Use a font size that is comfortable to the eye. This will improve the reading experience of your visitors.
Good web design will encourage your visitors to come back again. So, spend some time to make your website relevant and attractive, and watch your website traffic increase day by day.
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