It can be scary to create your website if you don’t use a template. However, it can also be very exciting. It can be hard to see where to start, who you can ask for advice, and the budget you will need. The advice provided in the article below can assist you in putting your best foot forward as you set out on design projects of your own.
Avoid cramming page elements together. Each section of your page should be naturally separated from each other, as this makes the purpose of each section more clear. The easiest way to separate sections is by using DIVs, but there are other ways, including absolute positioning (not recommended), the CSS margin command, and floats.
Break up long text blocks. Having a huge wave of text is unnecessary for any site, especially when you can break it up by using images, or even separating it into different pages. Boring your viewers will only make them leave, so keep things as simple and fresh as possible.
Keep your pages to a reasonable length. Add content through new pages on your site, instead of tacking it on to the end of a home page. For the most part, readers are hesitant to keep going on a page that seems to scroll on forever. If you must have a lot of content on one page, include hyperlinks at the top and in sections throughout the page. This allows users to navigate through the available content without excessive scrolling.
Learning some basic HTML will help you add some interesting extras to your site. For example, you can have words that follow your cursor, or a banner that flashes important information. Make sure to change the colors and fonts occasionally, so you seem more involved with the web site and its design.
To create a site that is well optimized for most search engines, don’t use frames. Although users like pages that include frames, the information inside does not show up in search engines. Your website won’t rank high if the information isn’t visible. If this does happen, your visitation may sink.
Navigation should be easy, clear and maintainable. Where all navigation links are placed will have an impact on how long any of your visitors stay on your site. Navigation must be simple and clear to better the user experience.
From the suggestions outlined in the above article, you should now be all set to tackle the design of your web site. You will need to draft a budget, look for advisers, and start making a sketch of your site. Beginning today will lead to a great site in the future!