Creating websites is no easy task. There is planning, proper aligning of text borders, and more that can make web designing seem overwhelming if you just jump into it without proper guidance. You can rise to the occasion by using this knowledge.
Using a fixed position navigation will help your users use it with ease. This involves locking your site’s navigation panel as visitors scroll down. This helps anyone who just stumbles across your site view it more seamlessly. It can also make it easier for them to do something you want them to do (like get on your email list).
Check your copy for broken links before you publish your page. Clicking on links that bring you to errors is quite annoying. You can also check the links yourself or use a program to look.
Ensure people can easily scan your information. Usability tests indicate that the majority of online users fail to read content in its entirety, scanning instead for bits of information that are of interest to them. Using bolding, color changes and breaks between sections of text makes your content easier to scan and makes it more likely that visitors will return. Additionally, keep your most important info at the top of the page. This will help your visitors quickly locate the information they are looking for.
Be certain to ‘remember’ personal information that might have to be re-entered by the same site visitor. When visitors may be filling out multiple forms or information pieces, have the data fields retain their information, and auto-fill subsequent forms that are filled out. Saving the user’s information in this way simplifies work for them, and is much appreciated by your website visitors.
The information from this article will help you design a great looking website. Once you understand the basics, it gets a lot easier. Take notes on what you have learned here and review them as often as necessary.