Building a website from the ground up can be both gratifying and challenging at the same time. You can get off to a good start in planning out your website by reading this article.
Ensure that your site can pass the NoScript test.Download the extension to ensure your site to see if it is still readable. Some stuff won’t work without the proper scripts.
Pay careful attention to which colors you choose to use together in your website to make sure they match. Make text visible against background colors. Dark text on light backgrounds are typically easier on the easiest for your visitor to read. Let some of your friends see your color scheme to get their input.
Include a search elements that allows visitors to search site content. A search box lets the visitor easily a specific piece of information on your site. If you do not have one, they may just move on to another website immediately. Always put the box near the right page’s top because people will look for it there.
Don’t make your page sizes too big.Users with slower Internet connections may decide that the wait isn’t worth it if your site is slow to load. You don’t want your visitors to wait for each page to load.
Pictures can give your site seem more approachable and user friendly. People will spend more time browsing your site looking around when they see pictures they want to click on.
You are better off keeping the graphics to the normal GIFs or JPEGs so it loads smoothly. PNG and BMP files take up a lot of bandwidth.Convert your graphics into file types with more manageable sizes to make visitors happy.
Test early on and often. You need to use your website as a reader would in usability tests early in the design later. Continue testing it out as you improve and make improvements throughout the life of your website.
Don’t ever place pop-ups on your website.It will discourage people not wanting to visit your site at all. Keep your ads simple; you won’t need for wild pop-ups.
Using a host’s design tools to build your website is a good idea for the basic layout, but don’t completely rely on them. You need to incorporate your personality into the website, and this means tweaking and adding some things on your own without the drag-and-drop site-builder the host offers.
Hosting your own site is not be a good idea.Design the site, but letting someone else host it will free up some of your time, allowing you to work on other things.
Now that you’ve read this, you should be prepared for moving ahead to tackle your own website design. Put together a budget, find mentors and start designing your website. Beginning today will lead to a great site in the future!