If you have no idea what the creative process is for designing a successful website then it can be a little intimidating in the beginning. To know exactly what type of design you want for your site you need to have a vision of what you want or don’t want. In this article we’ll give you some ideas to help you get started.
My first tip to you is to have a favicon for your website, a favicon is that simple little icon next to your site’s URL. If you have a unique icon it will get noticed and when people bookmark your site it will stand out from the others because of the favicon. You need to have consistency through your design and make sure every piece matches.
Be certain to ‘remember’ personal information that might have to be re-entered by the returning visitors. Make it easy on your visitors by keeping information that they may need for other forms or orders. It’s annoying for visitors to have to re-register for different site functions, so work to make the site experience positive for your users.
Another important point to remember is to have your site’s structure in a way that is familiar to any visitor. For example making your logo clickable to the homepage is well known and it should be used on all sites. You don’t want frustrated visitors, you need to make it easier for everyone.
Make sure all your links are updated, and working properly. Good web design relies on being user friendly, and broken links are frustrating to your visitors. To prevent these things from happening, create a time frame at regular intervals where you check all the links for proper functionality.
Overall it all comes down to exploring other sites and new ideas to make your website unique. Keep learning and applying so you can stay one step ahead of your competitors and also on what’s happening in the world of web design.