A website design has lot of constraints especially the size, layouts and screen resolution etc. In my previous article, we have learnt about “Web Design issues”, in this post, you will learn how to design beautiful and modern websites by learning the basic principles of design.
A Website is designed with three things in mind:
- What is your website is about?
- Value proposition: What makes it unique?
- Who is your main target audience?
To get conversions, your web design needs a strong call-to-action in its design, be that headlines, prominent buttons. A goal-driven design will help your website convert, and keep visitors coming back.
Basic Principles of web design:
1: Put your thoughts on the paper:
Write your whole idea about the functionality, and the content of your site before making a web design.
2: Choose website building platform (Content Management System):
Most sites were built using HTML, CSS and even Flash. If you are good in coding, then you can create your own website from scratch, but these took a lot of time to learn and were tricky to maintain. But, content management systems (CMS) like WordPress have made creating a website accessible to everyone. Also, there are several website building platforms like Wix.com, Webnode, Weebly, Blogger etc which are user-friendly platforms for building websites and managing online content.
Get Domain name:
Most of the website platforms will set you up on a subdomain by default, but if you want to be taken your own then you should buy your own domain name. There are many extensions like .com, .co.in, .in, .org etc. to choose.
Make The Content Scannable
A web content can be a text/image/video/animation that helps readers gain access to more information. So, make the content scannable. Avoid displaying too much content at once. Also position of the content on the website is more important during website design and development.
Maintain Clear and Simple Design
People visit website to find some information. So, it is very important to maintain simple design. Don’t go crazy. Don’t use too many colors, fancy fonts that are unreadable. Make the web design simple and understand.
A responsive web design should be user friendly, navigation and consistency. There are many issues that designers faced during web design and to make it responsive. See the most common web design issues and avoid them.
Well, you know how to start and design a website, now it’s time to popular it. Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr etc helps you to make your website popular.
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