The Truth About Web Design

by Computer Geek

The most important rule of web design is to make sure your site performs under an condition. It’s also important not to inundate your visitors with fancy graphics which can slow down a computer’s load time. Your site’s visitors prefer the opposite.

These are the rules of a good website design

1) Splash pages should be left out when optimal performance is a priority

Splash pages makes up the first impression people have of a website. Made up of pretty designs, they are usually lavish images and graphics with accompanying words such as “welcome to our site” or “click here to enter”. They are merely fancy additions without any real functions at all. The most important thing is not to allow any room for users to think about leaving your site, and this is almost impossible if you are using fancy splash pages with slow loading times.

2) Keep banners to a minimum

Websites in the past had a lot of banners which were useful at the time but nowadays they’re just a nuisance. Using to many adds makes your site less credible and your visitors will either ignore them or just leave your site. Instead, use affiliate links in the text of your site so people won’t view it as just advertisements on your page.

3) Make it easy to navigate

Navigating around your site should be simple enough for anyone to use. You want to keep you navigation simple by not using flash menus or multi-tiered menus that can easily confuse people. If it’s too hard for someone to navigate, they’ll just find another site to go to. Including a site map on your site will make it easier for a person to find what they want.

4) Make sure you visitor knows where they are

When a visitor to your site looks through all your web pages, they may not know where they are on the site so making it clear where they are is important. They will then know where they are without feeling lost. Just make sure each page has a clear title and your hyperlinks have a different color when it’s been visited. If your visitors are confused, they’ll leave.

5) Avoid too much audio

If you want to avoid irritating your visitors, don’t include music or audio that will send them to another site. Music can enhance your visitor’s experience but too much of it won’t. Keep your audio to a minimum and include controls your visitors can use to change the volume or to turn it off. If you use audio effectively, you visitors will keep returning to your site.

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