FAQs

Five steps to better web design

Web design is easy to get wrong. If you want your website to culture the attention of visitors, it’s best to take a couple of steps back and gain some perspective on what it’s purpose actually is. It can be very easy to get caught up in the details. Here are some points to consider.

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What is the importance of looks? How about the design?

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You may not like to judge a book by it’s cover, but online, appearance is the most important thing after search placement. If your site doesn’t look right on first impression, visitors won’t stick around long enough to find out if what you’re offering is relevant to their search term. The very fact that Google has recently introduced Instant Preview – a function to allow searchers to view websites according to a thumbnail of their home page – is proof of this.

Design doesn’t just refer to the way your home page looks. It helps to think of your
website as a structure, like a building: it’s design is like the architectural blueprints and floor plans of a house. In the same way you need to consider which way the door to each room opens, you need to make sure that each page on your site links to the others in a logical way. This is easier to stay on top of if you remember that less is more with web design. Start with the basics and work your way up.

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Can flash animations make my website look great?

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Flash may look great, but it’s not very practical. When people visit your site, they want to be able to find what they’re looking for quickly and easily; lavish animation just presents another barrier. Try not to add Flash navigation as it can become complicated and your users may become frustrated with overly interactive buttons that take awhile to lode, depending on the users bandwidth .When using Flash, keep it simple, have an interactive banner or image gallery.

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Is it okay to display everything in my home page?

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Avoid clutter. Don’t have too much on your home page. Having a cluttered page is going to scare your user away. A busy page is like a messy room: uninviting. If there is space for your home page to breathe, it’s more likely that your visitors will stay for the 3-5 seconds it takes for them to figure out if your business is relevant to them or not.

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Why is it important to limit your post in every page?

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As with email newsletters, the most important part of your entire website isn’t just your home page – it’s the part of it that visitors see as soon as they arrive. The ‘fold’ is the cut-off point for their very first look at your home page, before they start scrolling down and exploring. It’s vital that the information that appears above the fold shows them that they’ve come to the right place.