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Web Design Tips - Useful Tips for Effective Web Design

 

Here are some essential web design tips that every web site should follow. Design your web site by following these tips and I guarantee that visitors will have a great first impression of your site.

Fast Loading web site designs - This is the number 1 tip that every web designer should follow. You might design a web site that looks fantastic but few people are going to see it if it takes a long time to load. Your designs should be optimized for the web and should not take more than 15 seconds to load. Remember, you might have a great design but very few people are going to see it if it takes a long time to load.

Clear Navigation - Once a visitor has come to your site you need to make them go through your site. To do this you need to have clear navigation. Make sure all your important links are at prominent places. Preferably right on top - that's usually where a visitor first looks. Make use of menus on the right and the left. Try to link to as many pages of your site. Let your information be accessible from all parts of the site. You never know what a visitor may be interested in. Try to also use the footer for your important links.

All Resolutions - Today, there are computers with all kinds of resolution. They range from 640 x 480 to 1024 x 768 and go even higher. Your job is to design your site for all these resolutions. The best way to do this is to design your site in terms of percentage and not pixels.

Browser Compatibility - Make sure your site is browser compatible. Your web site should look good in Netscape as well as in Internet Explorer. Don't stop designing your site as soon as you find that it looks great on IE. Usually Netscape gives some problems, especially when you try doing complicated HTML designs. But don't give up too soon, usually with patience these problems can be easily fixed.

Readable and professional looking fonts - Don't ask me how many times I've clicked out of a site just because the font is in Comic Sans and the color is a bright pink or green. Just by looking at the font you feel that the site is not a professional site. Don't use Comic Sans and other fancy fonts that may not be available on most computers. If the font you use is not available in a visitors computer the web site will use the default font of your computer which is much worse. So try to keep to common and professional web fonts. The fonts that I always stick to are Arial, Tahoma and Verdana.

Minimize the use of images - We believe that sometimes simple designs are the most effective for the web. Keep your site simple but neat. Don't clutter your page with big, bulky images that take ages to load. Instead use tables creatively and design eye - catching icons that will draw a visitor's attention to a particular section of your site.

Tip - Visitors are usually more interested in content than in design.

Use of white space - Try not to clutter up your page with too many images, backgrounds and colorful fonts. Again use the Keep It Simple principle by minimizing the use of graphics and using a lot of white space. White space gives a sense of spaciousness and overall neatness to a site. Notice the white space in our sites.

Check for broken links - Always check for broken links within a site before uploading it to your web server. In Dreamweaver you can check for broken links by right clicking on any file in the Site Files Window and then clicking on Check links - Entire Site. If you don't have this facility you need to upload your site and then check it using online tools like Net Mechanic.

Use Tables Creatively - Check out our article on Using Tables Creatively. Design simple but smart web sites by just using tables in different ways. We recommend using tables because they are plain html and therefore don't take much time to load. As you know time is of essence on the Internet so it really is no use designing a fantastic graphic intensive web site that will take ages to load.

Eye Catching Graphics - Design eye-catching graphics to make your site stand out from the ordinary web sites. Try out some cool graphic effects - collages, feathering, bevels etc. and design attractive headers for a web site.

Flash - Though we don't recommend designing an entire site in Flash it may be a good idea to make an interesting Flash intro or insert small Flash animations in important pages of your site. Always take care to optimize your flash file. Don't let it take too long to load!

DHTML - If you have sub menus or complex navigation systems, use DHTML. They look neat and are again very simple to use. Many sites offer free DHTML scripts for menus, navigation systems, tip boxes and more. They give you detailed instructions on how to use these scripts so it is really very easy to install. A good site is SimplyTheBest.

Rollover Images - Rollovers are another favorite. We try to use rollovers whenever possible - they are extremely simple and add a bit of class to a web site. If you don't want to use too many images that will result in a slower load time make sure you use text rollovers.

The Bit-7 Informatics Web Development Process

1. THE BRIEF
We ask you to fill out a simple web design questionnaire which helps us understand your needs better. This includes information on sample sites with features, designs and colors that you like.

2. GETTING STARTED
Once we have a mutual agreement on the type of site you want, and Some advance payment with workorder, we begin work.

3. LAYOUT DESIGN
You can rely on Bit-7 Informatics to deliver two high-quality layouts to choose from, within 3-4 days of your order. Layouts include navigation design, swap images, rollovers, drop-down menus, different color combinations and eye-catching graphics. You will be shown the layouts on a secure area of the Bit-7 Informatics website or any suitable way.

4. COMPLETED SITE FOR APPROVAL
Once you have chosen the layout you want, we complete the rest of your site within 3-4 days for a 10-12 page site. So you have a completed site that is up and running within just one week from the date you place your order.

5. UP AND RUNNING
Once you approve the finished site and we receive the balance payment, we upload the site to the server of your hosting company (we require FTP details for this) and hand it over to you.
Our clients are delighted with our work and are happy to refer us to others. We enjoy living up to their high expectations and raise the bar higher for ourselves. So you can expect the best from us!
Thinking of developing a website? You've come to the right place! Get started right away! Try out our highly affordable and attractive web design package deals. Contact us today!

 

   

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