In my last article, I gave you a few tips that you need to consider when designing a website yourself. Now, I’ll be continuing with the remaining tips. Be sure to check out part 1 right here. And if you are interested in creating your own website, check out Malaysia’s Web Design Company, Digital Zoopedia.
Tip 4: Making Your Website User-Friendly
The next tip you would want to take into consideration is making your website user-friendly. How do you do this? Well, here’s how.
Firstly, make your information easily readable. Use a font that even the most linguistically-challenged people can read, and make sure that the font size of your words is appropriate. It has to be large enough that your users don’t need to zoom in or out to get a better look at what is written.
Secondly, take care of the colour of your website. From the colour of your background to the colour of your font. The important thing is to make sure that the colours don’t clash. This is to make reading the content of your website easier. Avoid using pastel colours for your words. Save that for your background should you want it to be coloured. If you prefer plain backgrounds, stick with white or black. The easy thing about white or black backgrounds is that all colours match. So all you have to do is ensure you avoid light pastel colours and you’re good to go.
Thirdly, plan out the outline of your website. Before you begin designing, come up with a rough idea of what you need. Once you have a list of all the things you are going to include in your website, start sketching out where you are going to place what. For instance, what kind of information are you going to include? Where are you going to place your pictures? Which piece of information do you want to highlight? Essentially, the question of how to make your site informative, attention-grabbing and easy-to-read should be the direction in which you need to work in.
Tip 5: Make Yourself Contactable
Once you’ve prepared all that, you need to be prepared to receive your audience. When I say ‘make yourself contactable’, I mean you need to provide your audience with a way to contact you. By providing contact information such as an email address or contact number, you are enabling them to contact you should they need any help.
If you think that providing your email address or phone number would be a breach of your privacy, you could always opt to provide links to your social media. It’s even better if your business has a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page that your audience can follow. This would ensure that your audiences keep returning to your website.
You could also include an online chat box in the corner of your website that your audience can use to contact you. This way you will be immediately alerted if your customers have any questions and will be able to respond to them as soon as possible.