Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Effective Webdesign > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Effective Webdesign


D.zigns dzignerwebs

The Basics


Before starting on how to design a website effectively, how about clearing some basic web design concepts? Designing Effectively

Now that you know what web design and related terms mean, lets get down to the real thing: Designing Effectively How to balance artistic design with practicality and functionality.

Use of graphics and content

Unless your website is all about graphics, how to make them, edit them or just a bunch of links to graphics websites, I suggest you use graphics sparingly, especially the flashing, twirling kind. They not only detract readers from the content, but they also take ages to load. You do not want your readers to leave your website because your graphically attractive page does not seem to load fast enough. Then again, too much text is boring. So mix and match the graphics and text on your page, having enough white space so that the page is not plain annoying.

Layout and design

While designing, keep in mind that poor layout and design will make your pages unreadable and difficult to keep your visitors on your website for long. Some of the things that make a poor design and layout:

  • Text that is too small to read
  • Color combinations of text and background that make the text hard to read
  • Large graphic files that take forever to load
  • Multiple things that blink
  • Unclear navigation; over complex navigation
  • Paragraphs of type in all caps, bold, and italic all at once
  • Graphics that don't fit on the screen (assuming a screen of 640x460 pixels)
  • Animations that never stop
  • Complicated frames, too many frames, unnecessary scroll bars in frames
  • Cluttered, not enough alignment of elements
  • Some of the things that make a webpage stand out from the crowd:

  • Stay away from bad design features listed above.
  • Background does not interrupt the text
  • Navigation buttons and bars are easy to understand and use
  • Good use of graphic elements (photos, subheads, pull quotes) to break up large areas of text
  • A large site has an index or site map
  • Link colors coordinate with page color
  • Every graphic link has a matching text link
  • Animated graphics turn off by themselves
  • Pages download quickly
  • All pages have the immediate visual impact within 640 x 460 pixels
  • Planning

    Most of the time, all it takes to design your website effectively is a little planning. When designing a website, it needs to be clean, uncluttered, attractive and easy for users to read and find what they need. Begin with a webdesign plan:

  • what colors do you want to use?
  • Are these colors complimentary?
  • What items - text, images, data - do you want to put in your pages?
  • What layout do you want? Look at other websites and then decide.
  • Follow the above steps to get a website that speaks for itself and your business. You can always contact me for suggestions and webdesign projects.

    Tasneem Rangoonwala is a freelancer Web Development Co-ordinator at D.zigns Enterprise Solutions, offering webdesign, development and other related services.

    In The News:


    TNW

    5 website development trends that rocked 2017
    TNW
    Regardless of the technological dynamics, a good website should be easy and affordable for use by the web owner or their clients, a convenience which should be prioritized by web developers. Hence, the following website development trends made to the ...


    Vertical Measures (blog)

    Why Your Web Development Project Needs an SEO Agency
    Vertical Measures (blog)
    It may be that there's so much going on in the website development process that SEO becomes, “We'll get to it later.” Or, it may be that your web development agency just doesn't specialize in SEO, even if they say they do. With the constant evolvement ...

    and more »

    Daily Free Press

    Girls Who Code teaches web development, encourage women participation in field
    Daily Free Press
    From programming scientific software to redoing a portfolio website, coding has become one of the most in-demand skills in many industries. Girls Who Code BU hosted their first “Introduction to Web Development” workshop to make learning about coding ...


    SDTimes.com

    Mozilla leads project to consolidate web development documentation across browsers
    SDTimes.com
    Mozilla is teaming up with Microsoft, Google, W3C, Samsung and other industry leaders as part of a joint effort to “make web development a little easier” by bringing documentation for multiple browsers to their MDN Web Docs educational platform. The ...
    MDN Web Docs to Become Single Source for Cross-Browser Development DocumentationHTML Goodies

    all 4 news articles »

    Entrepreneur

    Learn About Wireframes Before Hiring a Web Developer
    Entrepreneur
    When it comes to web development, that means two things. First, read through Clients From Hell and strive to never be "that guy." Second, be ready to present your web developer with a wireframe. When I say the word wireframe, what do you picture? If ...


    TNW

    How visual web development can change the landscape of web design
    TNW
    Could it be artificial intelligence driving web design? Maybe, but that is still a long way off. In the interim, we should look more at things like visual development. You see, one issue with many web design/development projects is the disconnect that ...

    and more »

    Technabob (blog)

    Master the Art of Web Development for Only $59.99
    Technabob (blog)
    Become a pro web developer with a lifetime of guidance from OSTraining Developer Bootcamp. You'll get access to thousands of video tutorials for life, and pay only $59.99 (USD). That's 97% down from the list price of $2000. zoom in. With instruction ...


    TNW

    Get all the web development training you'd ever want or need — now for an extra $10 off
    TNW
    Whether you're just trying to find out about topics that interest you or you're seeking information specifically to jumpstart your professional career, there's always a good reason to expand your horizons. Learn anything about web development you want ...


    Business.com

    How to Hire a Great Web Developer
    Business.com
    A good web developer can be the difference between having a great online presence and a counterintuitive, ugly website. But finding the right person for your needs can be harder than you might think. That's especially true for business owners who aren ...


    PocketNow (press release) (blog)

    3000+ web development videos — currently 97% off
    PocketNow (press release) (blog)
    Topics covered range from programming languages (Javascript, HTML, and more) to WordPress and WooCommerce. The OSTraining Developer Course is your one-stop shop to launching your own website. The subscription is actually 97% off currently.

    Google News

    Top 5 Reasons to Track Your Website Traffic

    #5 User Satisfaction: Learn what your visitors and site users... Read More

    Building a Web Site Requires the Right Software to Eliminate Headaches and Keep Money in Your Pocket

    When most people build a web site, they think one... Read More

    The Secret Benefit Of Accessibility: Part 2 - A Higher Search Engine Ranking

    An additional benefit of website accessibility is an improved performance... Read More

    The Internet Road Map

    1) Data CaptureOne easy way to collect e-mail addresses and... Read More

    Why do I Need a Website?

    Cost Effective Advertising. Online selling. Increased geopgraphic range. Wider... Read More

    CPanel Fantastico - Features and Benefits

    Fantastico is a 3rd-party cPanel add-on and can be purchased... Read More

    7 Tips to Make Your Order Page Work Harder

    So your prospect, Mary, is sitting at the computer reading... Read More

    Build a Web Site that Works...Even for a Safari Hobby!

    My life's greatest passion is a safari hobby. And what... Read More

    User Interface Design: Key to Achieve Best Web Development

    From early days of www, the Internet sites that are... Read More

    Website Content & Usability

    Writing for the web is totally different to writing for... Read More

    Three Way Linking - Webmaster Strategy

    Three way linking and concerns.For many years SEO experts were... Read More

    Web Accessibility Myths

    With more and more countries around the world passing laws... Read More

    Improving Usability for Screen Reader Users

    Simply ensuring your website is accessible to screen reader users... Read More

    Enhance Your Website With A Yahoo-Style Directory

    Does your website have a links/resources page?Do you exchange reciprocal... Read More

    Developing A Website: 10 Tips For Getting Started

    1. Be clear on your purpose.Building a website can be... Read More

    A Website Is Not Enough

    Your ObjectiveYour small business needs an appealing and professional website... Read More

    Website Development: Become Your Own Expert

    Starting and maintaining a business is challenging enough without the... Read More

    10 Tips For A Successful Website

    Have you ever thought the secret behind the success of... Read More

    Profitable Websites for Exclusive Industries

    In the region where my company is located, South Bend,... Read More

    Six Basic Reasons Why Visitors Stay On Your Web Site

    1. The first page appears quickly.It's a good way to... Read More

    Internet Marketing Website Promotion -The 7 Biggest Mistakes I See People Make With Websites!

    1. Many people are not getting good or complete advice.... Read More

    Getting a Web Site Can Be Fast, Easy, and Inexpensive When You Know Your Options

    So what do you do if need to get a... Read More

    The Problem with Paypal On Your Web Page

    When I set up my website I felt paypal was... Read More

    Creating a Sticky Web Site

    When used to describe a web site, the term "sticky"... Read More

    Website Conversion Rate: More Keywords Equals More Sales

    Your website conversion rate should concern you. This simply refers... Read More