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How to design a website

INTRO

If you’re a small business owner, designing a website should be one of your top priorities. A website is the first point of contact with potential customers and your company’s virtual face to the world. Your website will either attract new customers or lose them in an instant so it’s important that you make sure your site looks good and works well on all devices. In this blog post, we will look at how to design a successful website.

A good website is memorable, well designed and puts the user first.

It’s easy to use, simple and intuitive. It has a clear focus on what you do best – your business or service – so that customers can quickly find what they need without having to dig through lots of other content.
A good website should also be easy to navigate, find and understand how it works – this means making sure all information is presented in an accessible way, with clear calls-to-action throughout for example!

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The design of a website should be clear and simple like any other piece of writing.

When we talk about clear and simple, it means that you must use a simple layout, font, logo and color scheme.
You can also make things more interesting by adding images on your pages or using an animated gif file as one of them (if possible).

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People tend to skim read online so ensure text is well spaced out with plenty of white space.

As you know, people are more likely to read when they are interested in the subject matter, so make sure you write engaging content that will keep readers engaged and reading on!

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People often get lost in a site so make sure there are ways to track where they are, and they can get back to the homepage easily.

  • Breadcrumbs: Use breadcrumbs throughout your site so visitors know how far they’ve gone. For example, if you have a navigation bar at the top of the page, put in a link at every level that says “Home.” This will help users find their way back home quickly!
  • Links: Always include links on every page so people can easily find their way back home as well as other important pages such as “About Us” or “Contact Us.”

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Make sure people can reach every part of your website in three clicks or less.

A website is a place for people to go and find information. And, if you want people to visit your site again and again, it’s important that they can find what they’re looking for in three clicks or less.

  • Breadcrumbs: These are little icons that show the path through your website (e.g., “Home,” “About Us,” etc.). If these links aren’t easy enough for users with disabilities, consider adding additional text descriptions so everyone has an easier time navigating your site.
  • Sitemap: This helps visitors find relevant pages on your site by linking them together into one cohesive whole.
  • Search box: People search online all the time — make sure yours is easy!
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Websites look best when pages are not full.

  • Don’t cram too much onto a page. If you have content that’s too long, it will be difficult for the user to find what they’re looking for and navigate your site.
  • Don’t use too much text on a page. Users may not be able to read all of it at once because there are many links or buttons that require them to scroll down or click through multiple pages before getting there (if this happens, consider making those sections collapsible). Also consider making some sections shorter than others; if users have trouble reading each section individually, then they’ll stop reading altogether!
  • Do use images sparingly—and only when necessary (e.g., showing off products). Even though people love seeing pretty photos online nowadays thanks to social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat…
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Some page elements should be fixed but others should move with the user as they scroll down the page.

Parallax scrolling is a great way to do this by using CSS3, jQuery, and JavaScript (JavaScript) to create an effect that makes parts of your site fly off when you scroll down or zoom in on specific sections of your website.

Good website design is simple, puts users first, and guides them through a site.

Use simple design. This means keeping things as clear as possible so that users can easily find what they are looking for without having to figure out how to navigate the page or try multiple links before getting there. It also means ensuring your content is easy to read with plenty of white space around it (don’t let too much information get crowded into one area). Finally, make sure that every part of your site has an obvious way back in case someone lands on an unfamiliar page – and if you can’t do that with just three clicks or less then maybe this isn’t the right place for you!

Conclusion

We hope this article has helped you to understand what makes a good website design. If you want to learn more about it then we recommend looking into the principles of good web design or just keep reading articles on our blog.

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