Web design follows different principles and skills to accomplish the purpose of designing an impressive website. It includes graphic design, interface design, homepage design and user interface design. It is a term that refers to a design process of building a front-end view of a website. Web designers need to have an awareness about usability and accessibility of various modern up-to-date design guidelines and trends.
Important steps to follow in web design:
- Flashy Pages
Most web designers feel proud on themselves for developing flashy pages. But they don’t realize that unnecessary flash doesn’t make a page look good or attractive. Instead, it distracts visitors. Stylish splash pages that are of no use can force your visitors to make unnecessary decision regarding whether to move forward to homepage or to leave your website forever.
Flash animations are too common in modern websites, that it has become nearly impossible to impress a user with a flash page. The main goal of web design should be to deliver the user with what he want from your website and a flashy page slows down this process. Therefore, flash should be avoided totally.
- Banner Advertisements
The proverb “less is more” applies in case of banner advertisements. A single banner advertisement is more valuable and profitable as compared to a bunch of advertisements that often gets minimal click. It’s advised to fill empty spaces close to your banners with useful content instead of bunching it with load of advertisements. Surround your banner advertisements with as much useful content as possible, that can make your banner look more appealing to potential advertisers.
Business owners invest thousands in web design, logo and flash designs, funky animations and other goodies that can make their site look fantastic. All this is completely useless, if web users are not able to navigate through the site to read content or purchase products. When it comes to designing, navigation should be kept as simple as possible to make a website look more effective.
Majority of web designers often copy and paste code from other websites and compile it into their own website. When that code causes errors, they don’t know how to fix it as they didn’t wrote that code. The one who suffer the most from this situation is a web user. You may copy a code to save time, but you should understand it well. Errors need to be avoided at every cost. Never copy or paste a code, until you have complete knowledge about it.
Every website should be designed consistently to ensure web user know exactly where he is and what to look for. This applies to everything on your site including navigation links to the location menu. Your goal should be a user familiar and friendly design, from colors to overall layout. Some web designers are forced to create a variety of designs, that can confuse the user causing disorientation.
These were the few simple steps which needs to be followed to create good web designs with better user interface. Iron Paper is a Toronto web designing and development company which has an unmatched portfolio of impressive and user friendly web designs build by their experienced professionals.