Could web designing be a career option for you? Is not knowing where to start holding you back? If this is the case, you are going to find this article quite helpful in learning some things about designing a good website.
Frame designs were great in the 1990s, but they are no longer useful. Frames had they heyday, but there were not without issue. Frame designs make it harder for readers to bookmark your site and scrolling becomes a chore. There are many better alternatives to frames.
Retain user information so that people don’t have to waste valuable time re-typing information into forms. When a user needs to enter their information multiple times to sign up for various options you give them, make it so that they don’t have to enter duplicate info from beginning to end on their own repeatedly. With this “sticky” information, you create a simpler, easier experience for your users, which will prompt them to stay on-site longer.
Keep your homepage simple. People who are shopping around decide quickly whether to use a site or continue searching by viewing the front page. Provide simple content on what you do and how to contact you.
You should always make sure to implement a way that users can submit feedback to you about your website. You will find out if a link is broken or if a page is not loading properly. This lets your visitors feel like they are actively involved in your site and will want to visit again.
Make sure that your site is optimized for previous editions of Internet Explorer. Many people are still using the older versions of Internet Explorer. Workarounds are needed because the browser is not 100% compliant with standards. Specifically, you should get up to date about an issue that plagued IE called “box model bug”.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, you are better equipped to design your own website. If you put the techniques in this article into practice, you should soon see a significant improvement in the quality of your web design.