Getting someone to design your website is expensive. If you are considering building your first website, you can save money by doing it yourself. But it is never a good idea to skimp when it comes to this aspect of your business. Keep these tips in mind and build a website like a professional.
Test your site to ensure it passes a NoScript test. This is a Firefox extension you can download, and it will check your site’s readability. While you may need to have some scripts running, you do not want to see a completely empty website if they are turned off.
In the 1990s, many designers used frames when creating their websites. Don’t do that. Frames had they heyday, but there were not without issue. Readers have difficulty bookmarking and scrolling websites with frames. You can use much simpler methods to allow your users a way to navigate your content.
Make sure the color combinations that you use on your site don’t hinder their ability to be read. It is important to have text that is easy to read on your chosen background color. There is data that shows that people have an easier time reading dark text on a light background. The opposite is still readable, but not optimal. Let some of your friends see your site and give you some advice before going live.
Do not underestimate the value of a website that loads fast, with no slowdowns. If visitors have to wait and sit for a long time as your website load, there is a big chance that they will click away from you website and go elsewhere. They will probably not come back as well.
Maintain normal-sized pages. Some people do not have speedy Internet connections, and if they have to wait a long time for your site to load, they probably won’t be interested in viewing it. There’s no reason to make viewers wait.
It’s not going to be an easy journey from newbie to design expert. You are bound to make some errors along the way. Just stay the course and keep learning all you can and you’ll master website creation in no time.