With the Olympics fast approaching we couldn’t resist holding a little sporting event ourselves (kind of). Have you ever wished of having that award-winning website? What does it take? How can you achieve it? Well, you better get ready to warm up because we’re going to put you through the most rigorous web design training that not even the best web athlete could resist. We are going to tell you the best tricks of the trade whilst training you to be the best web athlete on the World Wide Web circuit.
The design of your website includes everything you can see on your page. From layout and visuals to typography and buttons. Everything matters and nothing is excluded. There are many elements that can make up an effective web design that will help you business go for gold. Just remember that winging it, getting your friend to design your website or using a website builder isn’t going to cut it. The design of your website isn’t just about how pleasing it looks, it’s also about solving your user’s problems and creating an efficient user experience. Hiring a qualified and experienced web designer is the only way your website will come out on top of the web.
Like we spoke about above, having an optimised user experience is one of the most important things you have to consider when going for website gold. A few things we’d suggest you do to improve your user experience is to make sure that your web design is responsive. The reason we say this is because non-responsive designs don’t make good user experiences. They stop users on mobile devices from being able to view your website properly. Furthermore, we suggest that your website has an easy to follow navigation so that users don’t get lost and can find their way around your website easily.
Of course, you could have created the best user experience the web has ever known and your design could be the most technically sound one out there but if there’s no personality or creativity then your website is dead. Think about your business and what makes it unique. What do your customers or clients like best about your business? What values does your business uphold? Inject your answers to these questions into your web design to really bring it to life. Remember to include any branding you already have too- whether it’s through colours, typography, logos or content.
If your website has no content then is there any point in having a website? Content is why users have come to your website and how they are going to learn more about you and your business. Make your content copy clear, concise and compelling. However, never clutter your page with huge amounts of copy as this can be overwhelming to users. No one wants to read pages and pages of dense copy full of buzzwords and jargon.