Just by comparing a few websites, you can easily see that they are not all the same. You’ll notice this difference immediately, and you’ll understand website design bears much more significance than you could ever think of. Keep reading to learn more about website design and the best techniques.
Use graphics that are right for your website. Remember, bitmap images can get quite large and often don’t work very well while PNG images work fine. PNG should be used for buttons with text and screenshots that have 256 colors or more. JPEG is a good choice for photographic images.
Look at your site in multiple browsers when designing it. What you get on your browser isn’t always what your visitors see on their browser. Be sure you research all of the popular browsers that people are using and then design accordingly. You may also want to view your site using a different computer operating system to make sure that everything is compatible whether they are using Windows, Mac, or Linux.
Feature a prominent tagline on your site. This is a statement or motto to define your business. Use a clear line to keep the visitors on your website.
Frames have not been used on websites since the 90’s. Frames were popular back then but created a lot of problems. If you use frames, visitors may find it difficult to add your site to their favorites,and scrolling is problematic. You will learn, thanks to advancements in web page design, that allowing your visitors to cruise through an easy flowing site is a simple as 1, 2, 3 and visually more attractive.
Check for broken links before publishing your web page. Few things are as frustrating as clicking a link only to land on an error page. Most people choose one of the many programs or extensions available that verify working links but it can also be completed manually if you only have a few to do.
To create websites that are enhanced for search engines, make sure frames are not included. Some users enjoy pages with frames, but search engines don’t find the info they contain. If pertinent info is not readable by search engines, your rankings will be negatively affected. This will lead to a reduction in visitors.
It’s likely that you will not make the very next Twitter or Facebook. Only one site in a million enjoys that sort of success. But, the good news is that the right web design skills can help you create sites that are much more attractive and that function just as easily and seamlessly as the big boys do. The above advice will help you get started, so begin brainstorming!