You can be forgiven for thinking itï¿½s easy to design a website, because there are so many platforms saying that you donï¿½t need technical skills to design a website.
And while this might be true for simple sites, if youï¿½re a business looking to build brand awareness and customer loyalty, youï¿½ll need more than a simple ï¿½plug in playï¿½ website design.
Before you go down the track to setting up a website yourself, consider the following doï¿½s and donï¿½ts of website design.
Top 5 Website Design Doï¿½s and Donï¿½ts
- Donï¿½t use ï¿½Flashï¿½ on your website. Not only is this so last decade, itï¿½s really annoying to website visitors, because it takes a long time to load, even on the fastest of internet speeds. Flash should only be used for special applications, not as the main page your visitors land on when coming to your website.
- Avoid adding page counters like the plague. This screams ï¿½I created this myself and Iï¿½m not professional!ï¿½ Nobody cares about how many page visitors your site has had, least of all your potential customers. Leave. It. Out.
- Donï¿½t use blinking or flashing text on your website, period. Savvy website users are now trained to ignore flashy animations on websites. Itï¿½s annoying to most and not professional. Put your best foot forward and use graphics and quality images to showcase your products instead.
- Donï¿½t stuff your website with ï¿½hiddenï¿½ keywords. This is a big no-no and one that will land you with a nice big ï¿½Google slapï¿½ and your website disappearing off into no-manï¿½s land in search results. Use natural language and properly optimise your site in a way that is search engine and user friendly.
- Utilise more white space. White space is simply the amount of empty space on each page of your website. Used correctly, it can highlight the most important aspects of each page. If you try to fill in every space on your page, it will only look busy and crowded. Less is always more when it comes to websites.
If you need help with your website design, get in touch with us today so we can talk next steps in getting your site set up the right way.