Rather than having to pay someone to do it for you, it’s better to learn how to design your own website. You may think it’s hard to learn this skill, but it is actually rather simple. Use the following tips, and see how easy it really is.
Be sure to use proper graphics when designing your website. Remember, bitmap images are huge and usually don’t work well, PNGs work fine. PNG is the right choice for non-photo images, such as text buttons and screen shots. If an image has in excess of 256 colors choose PNG. If it does not, GIF is another option. JPEG files are best for photographs.
Color combinations are key in branding your website. It is important to have text that is easy to read on your chosen background color. Dark text colors on lighter backgrounds tend to be easier on the eyes than light colors on dark backgrounds. If you need help determining weak points of your website, show your current version to a friend for feedback.
Your visitors should be able to see your content regardless of the browser they are using. Test your pages with different browsers to make sure it is displayed properly. What works in Internet Explorer may not necessarily show up correctly in Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Therefore, check to see that all pages display correctly in all the large browsers prior to your site going live.
Always keep the size of your pages to a minimum. Not everyone online has a fast connection, and if your website takes too long to load, people will lose interest. Don’t waste their time or your own.
Pop-ups should be given a wide swerve. This is one of those most hated marketing tactics on the web! Many people will close a website that brings pop-ups as soon as they can, no matter what size the site is. Avoid those annoying ads to keep your customers content. If the host you uses forces these pop-ups on you, you may want to consider looking for a new host.
Many people mistakenly believe that web design is hard due to the coding involved. As you can see now, there isn’t that much to it. Just follow the advice given here and you’ll soon impress everyone with your new website.