Need Help With Designing Your Site? Then Read These Tips!
January 13, 2018
Are you interested in web design and hope it will help you make money? If you answered yes, then you need to start doing as much research on the subject as you can, and the following suggestions will help.
If you’re designing a website, make sure the code you write has a valid HTML+CSS. Although most browsers can make sense of code that isn’t valid, it could be rendered correctly or incorrectly. Valid code will render the same way most of the time in modern browsers. You can check the validity of your HTML code with an HTML validator.
It is always good to add a favicon to your website. The favicon is a 16×16 image file in the .Ico format. This image is the one you see next to the URL bar, next to the title of the page on an opened tab and is also visible on your bookmarks tab if you choose to bookmark a page. The favicon will help users quickly recognize your page in their browser without reading any text or directly viewing the page.
HTML5 video is set to become the next standard for displaying videos on the web and naturally, you should offer both a way in which users can stream your content through an HTML5 format as well as another format such as flash for those who have an older browser version.
Does your site pass the NoScript test? The NoScript extension can be downloaded for Mozilla Firefox; doing so will allow you to be sure your site can be read. Some types of content, such as product ordering systems, won’t work without scripts, however if your website looks completely blank without any scripts, you have work to do.
Be sure your site can be scanned by visitors easily. Most visitors won’t actually read everything you write and will skim for what they want. Break your page into various sections using specialized or emphasized text, such as bold or italics. The top of the page is the correct placement for your highest quality information. In this way, your visitors will have a good experience and get the information they need.
Don’t use frames if you want to optimize your website. Users may like pages with frames included, but the information inside of those frames is not included in search engines. This will preclude you from having a positive ranking. You won’t get many visitors that way.
Make sure your website uses a consistent font throughout. Some websites change fonts willy-nilly without any design reason to do so. This makes the content difficult to process for visitors. Most websites, especially business websites, will do just fine sticking to basic fonts like Arial, Veranda, or even Times New Roman.
Use custom error pages to make your site more informative. For instance, if you want people to report dead links on your site, either put a server-side script on your 404 page or have a form or email address that visitors can use to report the error. You should have custom pages for 403, 404, and 500 errors, at the very least.
This article probably makes web design seem easier to you. Now that you are prepared for the difficult task ahead, remember to apply the various tips you have read here.