Part of the reason why a lot of web designers fail is that they do not know where to start. After all, there are many facets to creating a website from scratch- from the graphics to the color scheme, and typography.
But, even though this is a broad discipline, you can start somewhere and you can finish it well. Today, I am going to impart some tips for beginner level web design.
A lot of web designers get lost in all of the aesthetics, but really, web design is actually just about simplicity. You see, the design is not your content; it is the one that presents your content. So as much as possible, focus on simplicity.
Another reason why you want your website to be as simple as possible is so that whenever there are things that need changing or that some of the page elements need fixing, it would be much easier for you to do so if you’re having a simplistic design.
Much like in the fashion industry, there are plenty of trends that web designers follow. Although there is nothing revolutionary each and every year, there are times where a feature is so good that you just have to somehow implement it on your own website.
Not only that but you also have to make sure that the content on your site remains fresh. You could revisit your past articles if there are any updates to them or you upload new and fresh content on a regular basis.
If you keep your website up to date, it will not only look good in the eyes of the search engine bots, but it will also look good on the eyes of the visitors as well.
Tell a Story
Speaking of content, do you know why most content creators nowadays make sure that the juiciest details remain ‘above the fold’? The reason why you want to do this is that you want to hook your readers to learn more about what you have to offer.
It seems that in the modern world, people’s attention spans get smaller and smaller. That is why it is imperative that you go straight to the point and hook your viewers as soon as possible.
Maintain Some Level of Professionalism
Your website not only needs to be simple; it also needs to maintain some level of professionalism. By this, I mean that you do not make use of too flashy animations or images that are good, but is not relevant to your overall theme.
Don’t Forget About the Performance
As web designers, it is very easy to get lost in the aesthetics that we tend to forget about the intangibles. For instance, a lot of designers fail to recognize that the graphical elements they’ve implemented have impacted the site’s loading speeds to a considerable degree.
Make sure that you do not get lost in the details and never forget about the performance. This includes the overall site loading speed as well as how fast a user gets directed to a certain page on your site