Website Design Practices
Posted March 2, 2011on:
I am working as freelancer and daily visit hundreds of websites. I deeply reviewed all standard features of websites. I find many good and bad websites on web. Here I want to deliver some best practices for website designing that I have learnt from my personal knowledge of web searching and research on this subject. I think websites should be most convenient for users from all aspects. Let’s consider the best practices for website designing.
1. Easy navigation
Easy and convenient navigation is thing that users mostly like on websites. They must know that on which page they are reviewing. For this website designers should provide easy and more convenient navigability on their websites. Don’t confuse the users.
2. Fast loading time
Users will leave your website if it is not offering loading time of 12 seconds. Images and contents of website must be downloading in fast and convenient way.
3. Use of images
Images are only way that can add design and creativity in the layout of your website. But images and graphics should be used in minimum quantity and small sizes of images should be placed in website designing.
4. Web pages readability
Interlinked web pages must be small, concise and readable to users. You should never use same font style and size on web page. Users must be privileged to adjust font size according to their needs.
5. Cross checking of websites
After designing your website, you must check it on different systems and browser to ensure its perfect presentation. Make sure that your website is displaying appropriately on different network systems.
6. Use of design languages
Java script should be frequently avoided to design websites. Because these scripts do crash the system and network. If it is necessary to use them, keep them minimum.
7. Use of CSS
Cascading Style Sheets are very important element of website designing. They are equally helpful for SEOs and individuals who download the published material from web.
These are the best practices that I must say you should practice while designing your websites. You will be successful to prepare a readable, reliable and best performing website for users by doing so.