Are you a new web designer? Do you know where to begin with your designs? Good web design relies upon basic concepts and fundamentals that help make a website functional and pleasing. Can you accomplish this? If not, try using the tips that are listed below to make better web designs.
Use valid HTML & CSS code
If you’re designing a website, make sure the code you write has a valid HTML+CSS. Although most browsers can make sense of code that isn’t valid, it could be rendered correctly or incorrectly. Valid code will render the same way most of the time in modern browsers. You can check the validity of your HTML code with an HTML validator.
Add a Favicon
It is always good to add a favicon to your website. The favicon is a 16×16 image file in the .Ico format. This image is the one you see next to the URL bar, next to the title of the page on an opened tab and is also visible on your bookmarks tab if you choose to bookmark a page. The favicon will help users quickly recognize your page in their browser without reading any text or directly viewing the page.
High Quality Content
Keep your content interesting and entertaining. If it grabs your visitors attention, they will stick around and return for more. Visitors will return again and again when they find valuable, useful information.
Clutter free website
To help you design a website that is free of clutter, do not include any scrolling text on your site. Websites that have things constantly moving back and forth on the screen is really distracting to the visitor. Not only is this distracting and annoying, it screams unprofessional and will cause your visitors to leave quickly.
If you want your site to reach search engines, ditch frames. Many users like frames, but when search engines crawl your website, they will not see what is contained within them. You will not get a good search engine ranking if your information cannot be ranked. When this happens, you won’t get a lot of visitors.
Optimize your website
Make sure that your site is optimized for previous editions of Internet Explorer. Most people have a love-hate relationship with IE; however, many people are still using it, including older versions. They don’t offer a lot of elements that comply with basic web standard, so customisations may be in order. Specifically, you should get up to date about an issue that plagued IE called “box model bug”.
As you have read, you may be a new designer that doesn’t know where to begin with your website designs but there are various concepts and fundamentals that you should apply to your designs. Upon learning these, you can create some great web designs and the tips in this article should help you start.