Looking for some effective website design tips for you new website? It can be a tough decision to make as there are so many elements involved and you are not sure where to begin. No matter the type of website you are creating design plays a big part in how it will look and feels to the end user.
Having a great web design includes user experience, how it functions, user friendly and attention grabbing. You want to create a website that will work effortlessly for your users and your business.
Every business is different, and every owner has their own choice of the type of website they want. Even after building 500+ websites our web design Auckland team can tell, you that every website that was created was different as per the users liking. So, there is no one way about designing a perfect website.
Below are 5 effective design tips for your new site that are crucial
1. Draw a rough sketch first
Get your pen and paper to sketch up a rough hierarchy of the website you are designing. While sketching make notes on how you are looking to structure the site, arrange the pictures, arranging the content, what colour you are using, how many pages you need, etc.
It can seem like some extra work to start of with but in the long run it will make things easier for you. Keep it simple to start of with and then play around with your design when you are building the website.
2. Start of with the home page
Your home page is the most important page as that is where mostly all your user traffic will flow through. Start designing from the top of the page and work your way down. Use the sketch you have made for guidance and play around with the design until you are feeling it is working.
Figure out what works best for example simply structure your pages tabs at the top of the home page where you feel it will fit best. For example: Home > About Us > Services > Articles > Contact us.
3. Now build your other pages
Once your home page is done it is time for you to concentrate on your other pages. The way you have designed your home page will give you a head start on how you will design the next page.
Your home page design is to grab the user’s attention and as the user skips to your other pages you want them to still be interested. So, to have the same feel and connectivity on all your pages is very important.
You don’t want to design every page so differently that the user loses track and gets confused.
4. Make it mobile friendly
With smartphones all over the world there are more people surfing the web on mobile phones. It is now utmost important to design a website that is mobile friendly.
We believe focusing on the mobile design more and more as that is where most of your users will be looking for services or products provide.
5. Post blogs
Your customers will be more interested in your website if you provide them with in depth information and keep them updated in today’s market. So, when you post articles, blogs, or news it builds your trust with the customer and with search engines as you regularly update your website.
Regular updates keep the customer engaged and they will come back to find answers to there questions. If you can answer a user query well then, your conversion rate will also be very good.
Go and get started with your website design. If you need more information as a beginner, check out our 6 Beginner design ideas for your new website blog. Or simply get in touch with our website design Auckland team and let us bring your ideas to life.