Web design companies are making a fortune these days on stuff you could be doing yourself. Do not fall for this. Instead, learn the tricks yourself. Begin by following these tips.
Your website should include a prominently displayed tagline. The tagline includes a motto or clever phrase that speaks to the purpose of your business. It’s important to use a tagline that is clear since you have about eight seconds when someone goes to your page to get them interested in exploring your entire website.
On the Internet today, speed is where it’s at. So you must make sure everything on your site loads fast. If your visitors are waiting forever while something is loading on your site, there is a good chance they will quickly leave and never return.
Functional websites work out for all visitors, regardless of their browser, so it’s essential that your website is tested across all the major platforms. The most popular browsers are Internet Explorer, Firfox, Safari and Google Chrome and what works with one might not work with the others. Monitor how the pages look in major browsers before taking your website live.
Be aware of the background you choose. Some sites use moving GIF images in the background which may at times be good, but mostly it just makes the text hard to read. Choose a background which coordinates well with the message that you are trying to impart, it must blend in well with the balance of your website design.
Your website should be able to be scanned without problems. There are a plethora of tests online that help gauge the usability of a particular website. Break text into small, easy to scan sections to help readers quickly find the information they are looking for. In addition, be sure to keep key information toward the top portion of the page. This gives your visitors a better experience.
Practice using all of the features that you have available. The process can be a lot of fun. Use the tips you’ve read here, and start applying them to your own site.