You will likely feel intimidated by starting a brand new website, but see it as an exciting new venture. It can be hard to see where to start, who you can ask for advice, and the budget you will need. The article below is a collection of tips that will cover some of the design basics so that you can start today.
When doing web page design, use the appropriate graphics. Remember, bitmap images can get quite large and often don’t work very well while PNG images work fine. For non-photographic graphics choose a PNG if the graphic has less than 256 colors. Otherwise, choose a GIF. JPEG images are good for pictures.
Your site should be able to pass a NoScript test. Firefox has a simple extension called NoScript that will perform the test. Certain content cannot be read unless scripts are present. A blank site without scripts can create big problems.
Stay away from lots of graphics on your website. Though graphics are necessary for a professional look that is well-designed, too much creates clutter. Graphics should improve your site, not just pretty it up. Your site may be easier to use with just the right amount of graphics.
Your front page should be simple. This will cause people to want to jump ship early. Make sure that you provide a very clear description about your business or other purpose for your site. Other information on your site should be minimal, but still clear, so that you don’t overwhelm your visitors.
Master your subject matter fully before you try to share it on the internet. If you intend to create a blog, know about your subject before you write about it. Giving your customers unclear or false information will only cause you to lose readers. It is important to know what you are talking about.
With the information from above in hand, you are prepared to take the beginning steps to create your website. Create a budget, locate all needed resources, and start to draft a visual plan for the site. You’ll see that designing a website that you can be proud of IS possible – so get to it!