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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Become A Better Designer With These Web Design Tips


Do you want to create a great website? Do you know what it is that makes a great website? It's web design. Without proper web design, your site may not do as well as you hope. Don't worry though because this article can help. The information below can explain what goes into a great web design. Annotate your links. Give your viewer a good idea about where the link is going to take them before they actually click the link. This description may help to catch someone's attention that would have just passed by the link because they did not know where it was going to take them. Never enter into a website development course unless you already understand the basics. The vast majority of people in these courses are already far ahead of you, thus the material being taught is strictly technical. There is no buffer period. You'll go from to 60 instantly and will be left behind if you enter as a complete novice. If you have ideas for multiple websites, it's a good move to go ahead and reserve a domain name now. Be creative and pick out something that you want, but make sure you reserve it now so that you can still have it later on down the road. You'd be surprised at just how many people have the same ideas. It's like we're all connected or something. When you are designing a page with links, make sure that the link has text content. Links that show content are clearly visible to the visitor so they know what they are clinking on. If there are links on your page without text content, they could accidentally click the link through a keyboard shortcut. When you are designing your site, be aware of how many links you are using. The more links you have on your site, the more links you are going to have to monitor for "link rot". You do not want to have a bunch of dead links on your site because you included too many to monitor when you were developing the site. A good tip for all web designers is to choose whatever development platform you use, extremely carefully. All development platforms are not created equal and there are some, such as WYSIWYG, that are not nearly as reliable as other platforms. Make sure you do your research before deciding what to use. Don't load rich content automatically. Rich content mainly refers to music and videos, but anything other than text or graphics qualifies. Many people browse in work environments where sounds suddenly playing is a big problem. Also, many people find such rich content annoying in general. Rich content should require some interaction from the user before playing. Be certain that your site is easily viewed on a number of various browsers. Not everyone uses the same browser, so your site can look one way on one browser and slightly different on another. Before taking your site live, make sure that your site can be used on many browsers, and that will enhance the experience of your site's visitors. You should consider joining a forum with others who are experienced in hosting, building, and designing websites for expert tips on what to do if you need help or have various questions about your website. These forums give excellent advice and give it to their users for free as long as you are a member. Do you still wish to create a great website? Do you know what it is that makes a great website now? Do you know more about web design now? Can you apply it properly to your future designs to be successful? You should be able to now, after reading this article.