Here are some of the most important tips you can use when building your website. You will be surprised to see how many webmasters totally ignore these simple things which ultimately leads to frustrating visitors who never come back to your site.

Website design freelance are following some tips to design a website. The following of steps is simple and easy for individuals. The tips are playing a vital role in designing website with skills and intelligence. The correct solution is available to get more profits and revenue. 

Use original content Correct resolution for your audience Add a contact page Do not use splash pages Test your links Organize your content with less links Essential site navigation Avoid Hot linking to external images, etc. Background and fore background contrast ratio Avoid using flashy stuff

Unique Content

Use original content. Do not copy and paste from other websites. If you do, you will get penalized by Google or by all the major search engines for duplicate content and you will lose your valuable visitors.More in-depth look on unique content See this post

Website Resolution And Your Audience

You need to know what resolution the majority of your visitors use on their computer screens to give them a pleasing browsing experience. You can generally go with 800×600 or the more common nowadays 1024×768 pixels.For a more detailed version See this post

Simple Contact Page

Add a link to a simple contact page to every page of your site. You need a establish some communication with your visitors. Communication is one of the key elements to bringing more visitors. Plus you will get valuable feedback so you can build a more optimized browsing experience.

Splash Pages

Splash pages used to be a big thing in the past. Some designers still use them, but most do not. There is only one reason for that. Splash pages are annoying. Sure it will give your audience an understanding of who you are and your services, but they don’t need to see the same page every visit to your homepage.

This also means your visitor need to go through an additional page to see the actual content. So avoid using them Splash Pages.

Check Your Links

Do a regular or at least one time check up on all your internal and external links to make sure all of them function properly and not invalid nor dead. Nobody likes to click a link and land on an “Oops page not found” sign. So make sure to double check your links.

Organize Your Content Correctly

Always have a clear floor plan. What I mean by this is, If your menu bar is on the top, make sure to keep it in the same location on all the pages.

Have your main content be on the top or in the middle of the page. Organize your advertising banners and other images in a way that does not distract the visitor. Do not place links everywhere just because you can. Also keep all the links to a minimum. Less links lead to better user experience.

Important Links On The Navigation Bar

All the main pages that are important should be given a link on the main menu bar. Links such as about, services, products, contact, etc should always be included.

Hot Linking

Hot Linking is when you embed an image or other file type into your site that is hosted on someone else’s server. This means all these files are not loading from your server aka you are using their bandwidth.

In most cases this is a direct violation of the original source’s privacy policy and you might get into trouble. Another disadvantage would be, if the source server is slow, so are your images coming from it which results in a slow loading page.

So never ever hot link to any images or other types of files. Keep all your files in your own server for more control of the content.

Background And Text Contrast

If you want your visitors to read your valuable content that you work so hard on, make sure there is a clear contrast between the background and the text.

Do not use background images that are too flashy or use bright colors. Try to avoid using such images. if you do decided to use them, at least try to make sure to give a neutral color only where the text appears. this can be easily done with the use of Cascading Style Sheets.

Keep Flashy Stuff To A Minimum

Do not use too many animations or other flashing elements. This easily distract your visitor from the main content. It wouldn’t be too long until they get annoyed and leave your site never to return back.

I hope these simple but essential tips will help you with your website design projects. If you have any tips and advice, I would love to hear them either by comments or drop me a line.

Willie

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