Web designing is certainly not just about the technicalities or putting random shapes and colors in blank space, it is much beyond. Good web designing skill needs good aesthetic sense of designing and color, understanding of which color will match your product and service offering, which place of the site will be strategically fine for putting a certain call to action button or tab. Such expertise and knowledge develops with years of experience. But here are some tips for your help which will help you to evolve as a great website designer.
If your brand already has a corporate color, seen everywhere in office stationeries, logo ; stick to it. Use this color safely in your website as the fundamental color. It will create a coherence of color usage everywhere – in all brand communications and build a specific brand image and personality in the consumers’ mind. Else, use not more than 2-3 colors, which complement each other. Do not use different shades of colors for each page. Some commonly used, safe color schemes are – blue/grey and white; yellow, grey and white; blue, orange and white; red, grey and white; blue and white. If you are a beginner and wondering which color scheme to choose, refer to some good websites. You can simply replicate their color schemes.
Use special effects only when needed
Don’t forget, too much special effect can kill a website and you may lose a visitor forever. Spinning logo, rotating image not only distract attention but also weaken the loading speed of the website. People are impatient; they may not wait too long and simply leave the website with a bad impression. Even if you use special effects, keep it minimum, less flashy and less distracting. Too much flashy and distracting special effects will not only take away attention to somewhere else, but may also make your website appear amateurish and unprofessional.
Available templates on web
If you are new to the business and don’t know how to build it from scratch, pre-set designed templates on web can solve your purpose. There are many sites which specialize in web template designing. Some of them are also available at nil cost. You may refer to these sites for design templates -www.web4business.com.au emplates1.htm
Easy navigation system
Easy navigation makes it easier for the visitor to find things in a website. Websites generally put navigation bar on top or left corner. Stick to it. Too much of experimentation can fall flat. Also put additional navigation bar at the bottom, so that they need not scroll up every time. Even great looking websites fail miserably with a bad navigation system.
Make sure links to other websites or blogs open in a new window altogether, so that visitor need not leave your site and re-open your site again and again while browsing the external link provided.
Follow these essential tips and set your first step towards designing with firm confidence.