When we talk about custom web designing the very first thing strike in our mind is its looks and appearance, Product representation, Domain Name, Content and many more related thoughts. Following are 15 basic tips that one should keep in mind for a successful Website.
1. Pick a Domain Name
Most of the time visitors leave “www.” portion when they type a URL. Ensure your website functions both with and without this famous sub domain.
Every website need to register themselves. It is important to have a unique and easy –to- pronounce Domain Name for your website. Choose a domain name that contains keywords which appear in your website so that it becomes easy for customers to find your site.
2. Custom 404 Pages
It’s important to have a custom 404 page for your website so that whenever visitor mistypes or misspells a URL of a website, they still are provided with navigation options for your site.
3. Color Scheme
Colors have a significant impact over people. People associates color with feelings like Red for hot, blue for cold, white with purity and clarity, black with darkness and death, yellow with happiness and sunshine, etc.
Avoid using bright colors as they people get distracted and unable to read the content. Contrast is important when using colors.
4. Quality Content
Website should have a rich content for attracting new visitor and to retain the old ones. Don’t sacrifice the quality of content for the website design. Time to Time keep your site up-to-date, and don’t forget visual highlights (underline and bold text) so that visitor can identify important content and keywords.
5. Use consistent typefaces and sizes
Font style and text size should be consistent. Choose one typeface for most of your content and avoid different typeface. Different typeface are used when to make distinctions.
Favicon (Favorite icon) is one of the smallest graphics you should add to your website so that your company or product logo appears in the URL box. And it provides a unique way of gaining recognition in bookmarks and social networks.
7. Easy Navigation
Navigation of links plays an important role as it helps in telling a how long a visitor a stays and explore your site. If your present page content is good then only they look any other pages that interest them.
8. Web Accessibility
Web Accessibility is an important aspect of any web design. Your site or the content should easily accessible by your customers as well as your visitors.
9. Properly Sized Graphics
Graphics and images on web pages should properly and correctly define and sized. Web pages are load quicker if graphics on each page is properly defined, moreover it reduces the web browser workload and page loading time speeds up.
10. Copyright Notice
Copyright Notice is included in the bottom of each page of the website and keeps this up-to-date because an out-of-date copyright notice can send to your visitors that the website and its content may be out-of-date.
11. Browsers Compatibility
Website should be browser compatible so that it looks good in Netscape and Internet Explorer. Don’t stop designing till your site looks great on Internet Explorer.
12. Optimize Links
Links should be short and more readable as it becomes easy for search engines to index them. Moreover it’s difficult for visitors to remember difficult URL.
13. Interact with customers
Interaction with customers helps in building relationships with customers. Customers can easily interact with the website’s owner as each website should leave their name, contact numbers and email address for communication.
Moreover, registration page helps customers as after registration, customers will be receiving news and special offers from a company.
14. Don’t clutter your site with ads
Advertising is essential for any website, but web page should not be overloaded with ads as more ads degrade the quality and accessibility of content and this makes visitors to move on to other website.
15. Promote your site
Everyone says designing of a website is an important task but promotion of a site is equally important. When you talk about success both designing and promotion is necessary