Published on January 18th, 2016 | by Guest0
7 Killer Tips for Web Design that is A Real Headturner
A web design that may seem really good to you may not always grab the visitors’ attention. The purpose of the website is to keep those visitors coming, having them to stay longer and getting to the purchase decision – if you are into ecommerce solutions.
Take a look at it this way: You need to provide solutions to the visitors rather than having them confused. When the web designers are lead astray from their path and go a little farther in the hunt of getting the most appealing designs ever, which is when they fail. With unimportant elements spewed all over the page, the piece of art becomes useless for everything was done to it, except for what mattered the most: making it user-friendly.
If you have been in the very puzzle for way too long then these tips are for you to follow. They are quick and super easy to implement.
- Start off with grays
Wireframes are important prior to the actual designing. Make sure you transform the very wireframe into a grayscale visual design. Then go with adding any photography, colors that are not too bright and goes with the design. If you are confused about choosing colors, go with nature’s color palette.
- Uncluttering the Navigation
There is definitely no need to put up an entire sitemap on the navigation and make it complex. The visitors might get lost in the jungle and get frustrated for not finding what they are looking for. Save them the time and effort and make it as simple as possible.
- Do away with the social media icons
With a perfect web design, you add social media icons – is this what you have been doing? Well, this is how you give them the invitation to exit right away. Take them to the footer instead of the header. Websites are perfect for learning more about you and your products or services, social media are mere tools, let them do their job while the website does its own.
- Engaging content
Don’t just beautify your content with big words. There is a dire need to research well over the jargons, if you have a particular niche for your target market. Keep the content simple and precise by using a simple language and making content more engaging by adding fun facts, telling a story and anything but a plain boring introduction.
- Add ‘People-friendly’ images
Images make your website look visually appealing and when you do add them, make sure not to over-do them. Also, add images with people in it as they act in making your website more real and influential. Keep them aligned and add them only where necessary.
- Ridding the unnecessary elements
All those sidebar elements, social media widgets popping right in the face, blog posts right up front and anything that leads the visitor to anywhere but the website, get rid of them. It also includes reducing the number of pages. It helps the visitor to focus on what little content you have. Get inside the mind of the visitor and see how he/she will see your website then facilitate accordingly. Take a second opinion from someone, anyone.
- Limiting the colors
Too many colors in one place can really be distracting. Limit the color scheme and when you are in doubt, it is best to use fewer colors, say 2 or 3. If you need to add detail and subtlety for beautifying the visual designs, use shades of already used colors. Go with lighter colors in the background, and darker ones up front on the headers and navigation items.
Easy isn’t it? Not to forget how quickly you can do the needful and undo the unnecessary. Now let’s get to work and make that website a real headturner. Good luck!
The blog post has been penned by Saher Naseem (@SaherNaseemD), a creative writer, blogger and a social media addict. Blog writing is her passion. She is currently working as a brand strategist and content crafter at Dubai Monsters that is an independent design agency, specialized in web design and web development, corporate branding and custom logo designing services.