Just like fashion, web design is constantly changing, with trends and fads coming and going. When it comes to creating a website to give a professional impression, it is always good to keep everything up to date and in line with trends. After all, when you go to an interview, do not you want to look your best? If you answered "of course!", Here are 5 important web design tips to keep in mind:
1. Keep it clean and no mess
The world around us has become quite confusing and the web is no exception. Ads, banners, icons, badges, signs, pop-ups, buttons, and so on - sometimes all of this gets a little heavy. So why not give your visitors a break from all this noise and disorder? Adopting things like a flat design and whitespace (read more about these two terms here ) can do wonders for the visitor experience of your site. Try to keep everything simple or even minimal, with only your most important content highlighted. Sometimes less is actually more.
2. Research on web design
If you are reading this blog, you are already on the right track, but you can take your research a step further and start seeing sites with a specific purpose: to find out what works or not in them. Make some mental notes or paper on what you would like to try on your own website. Do you think a long scrolling page would work well on your site? Maybe you really like someone's contact page. It may be something as small as mimicking the use of an arrow pointing to an important message. Whatever you find attractive, think about how you can implement this in your own site's design scheme.
3. Use a visual hierarchy
Visual hierarchy, what is that? It's a term that means that basically our eyes pay attention to web spaces in a given pattern - a pattern that can help you optimize the most important content of your site. For example, if you create a "sign up now" button, you probably want as many people as possible click on it and complete the signup process. The visual hierarchy tells us that the eyes move from top to bottom, from left to right. This means that you will get more attention for your button if it is in the upper left corner of your site, which can mean more clicks. Remember to just put your most important content in these coveted spaces - if you put too much in one place.
4. Make your text easy to read
Text is important. He is there to provide information and answer questions even before they have been asked. That said, do not make your readers narrow their eyes to read. There are some simple rules you can adhere to to keep your text the way it should be.
Make sure your colors work together. For example: putting a beige text on a white background will leave visitors to your site with headache, or make them give up and go away. None of these results are desirable - so make sure that all of your text is easy to read.
Do not use a lowercase font. Although it may seem cute, it just is not practical. Make sure your readers will not need a magnifying glass to understand your message.
Be faithful to your sources. Create a theme and brand with no more than two - even better if it's just one. To earn extra points, make sure that the fonts you have chosen are easy to read.
5. Make the most of the mobile version of your site
What good is a professional-looking website if it does not look the same on mobile devices? In today's world, nothing. But do not despair! The Wix site builder comes equipped with an intuitive mobile editor that is ready to be used to the fullest. Make changes keeping all the above tips in mind and switch between the editor and the revision version to see these changes in action. After all, you do not want to lose site visitors or potential customers just because they are on the bus, is not it?
Posted on July 10, 2018 at 05:21 PM