Are you looking for developing a website that pleases the senses with its aesthetic design and is adorably user-friendly? Need a website that loads faster and communicates to the end-user with a crisp design and persuasive content? If it is what you long for, we will share the secret of how to have one. Designing and developing such websites is an art that demands for proper understanding of the objective and basics of Web Design and Theme Development. Without which one would be too naïve to decide the development medium. Should one opt for HTML/CSS oriented web-development or for GIMP & Photoshop has always been decisive yet ambiguous. Ideally, one should try to strike a balance of the both. Here are some suggestions one should follow to get your dream website.
What is your TARGET Market?
You are more likely to miss out when you don’t know what you pine for! Understanding the marketing and communication element of your website largely depends on the nature of your target audience. For an example, a B2B website will have distinct design considerations as compared to that of a B2C website. The design, layout, theme and overall personality of the website must sync with the etiquettes of the target audience. A website that is youth centric may have vibrant colors, catchy slogans and an attitude factor while similar wed design and theme development considerations would be a strict no in case of a commercial website.
Design v/s Content
When it comes to have a website that delivers rich user experience with an interactive design, one should carefully consider the content and design conflict that often surfaces during the development and testing process. The design of the website should not clash with the clarity and accuracy of the content. It is a must to avoid confusion and ascertain ease of navigation. The user experience largely depends on the layout, content, labeling and ease of navigation. These four can be held as the most necessary components to achieve a seamless user experience. In addition, try to build an intuitive website for it will hold the interest of skilled website users whilst putting the advantages across to inexperienced users. Prefer plug-ins that come pre-installed on browsers and have cross-browser compatibility.
Quality of Code
The quality of code in a website accounts for its seamless functioning and freedom from bugs. One should try to code the websites in conformance with standards. Failure in doing so will make it difficult to identify errors and correct layouts for readability across different browsers. More organized layout for code and proper classification of IDs and classes is the basic of properly coded pages. Once a correct DOCTYPE declaration is made, one can validate the codes via W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) to identify errors and non-conforming areas.
The aforesaid steps would serve as a guide to design a quality compliant, intuitive and rich user experience website. If you are developing your own website or have hired a developer to do so, make sure to follow the basics and get hold of your dream website.