April 24, 2024

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Marsh Gas

7 Interesting Facts About Good Web Design

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Websites would be able to give you the opportunity that you would not get otherwise since it would allow you to reach people who would have been otherwise hard to reach. 

There are web design services in 2022 that would be able to help you take control of your whole branding and make sure the first impression that visitors, every time they click on your site, is consistent, reliable, attention-seeking, and usable. These are some interesting facts about good web design that you could use for your own website.

What makes a Website Reliable and User Friendly?

  1. Accessible to all your users

If you want to make sure that your website is really user-friendly, you have to take into consideration all of the possible people who would visit your website, including people with disabilities, the visually impaired, and the elderly. 

  1. Loading time

When your website takes a long time to load, users would usually grow impatient, click off and go to another page instead. You have to make sure that your website will finish loading in just 4 to 6 seconds. Not only does this affect the usability of your website, but this would affect your ranking on the search engines.

There are some third-party plugins and widgets that you could use to help with the speed of your website but you should only limit the use and choose the widgets and plugins that are necessary because though this could help your website, they could also be the reason why it crashes or loads slowly.

Use tools to detect how fast your website loads. There are free ones that you could use, like Pingdom.

  1. Navigation

Your visitors should find it easy to make their way around your website, being able to go to the part of your site that they want to go to without any problem. 

In doing this, you have to make sure that your website does not clutter. You could do this by limiting the items that are found in your menu, keeping everything organized, and a drop-down menu could be used when you have so many pages and sections for your website so it would look cleaner.

  1. Color scheme

Your website color scheme should also be something you have to take into consideration because contrasting backgrounds is something that people would not notice, but if you do it wrong, it would be very noticeable- in a negative way. 

You have to make sure that your content would still be legible so that your visitors would still be able to understand your content, and it should somehow still represent your brand since colors could tell its own story.

  1. Forms

You could also use forms to interact and get feedback from your customers and site visitors, so you have to make sure that the forms that you have on your website are all usable, easy to use, and accessible. These forms could also help in generating leads for your business.

When you are creating forms for your website, you have to make sure that you are using the correct validation, correct labels, have good design principles, display an on-screen message, keep the number of fields up to a minimum, and offer some suggestions and tooltips.

  1. Easy to scan content

Instead of reading the content from left to right, top to bottom, word per word, most people just skim through content and look for the key points that they are looking for on the page so keeping your content format in mind is important. You could use bullets, paragraphs, headings, lists, and sub-headings to help in breaking up the texts.

  1. MOBILE-ity

More people are using their phones to search things up so make sure that your website is accessible on mobile devices or any devices for that matter, and make sure that their experience would not be altered just because they are using their phone. 

There are some tools that you could use to test how your website would look like whenever a user would use their phones to open your website like the Google mobile site tester.

Why Do Businesses Need a Good Website?

When you have a good business, it would naturally attract more customers, add more credibility to your brand, save you more time especially when it comes to having to answer common questions that your customers may have since everything they are looking for is already laid out on the website, and would allow you to stay in control of your brand since you would easily be able to take care of the negative testimonials and reviews about your company and easily be able to fix anything that may go wrong publicity-wise.