8 Tips On How To Design
A Website That Is Effective

When it comes to learning how to design a website, there are no strict rules to stick to.

It's a creative field. So, be creative.

But, when learning website design basics there are some techniques and tips you should know about in order to create an effective website.

Below I have compiled a list on how to design a website that is effective, attracts readers, and keeps them coming back.

  1. Use colors that are attractive and welcoming. Colors that appeal to the eye make your pages easier to read and inviting. Avoid using light colored fonts on light colored backgrounds. Contrast is your friend.
  2. Create your website around the reader to satisfy their needs. You should talk about your business but also give them factual information they need and possibly more.
  3. Write content that is concise and easy to read. Try this by using short paragraphs and getting straight to the point. If you have to elaborate on a point, break it up into smaller blocks of text instead of huge meaty paragraphs. Fact: Most readers like to get what they need fast and move on.
  4. Minimize loading time. Don't keep your reader waiting for your site to load or they'll leave. By keeping graphics to a minimum and sizes not too big, your web pages should load quickly on most internet connections and mobile devices.
  5. Write or talk on a personal level. Everyone likes to be talked to directly instead of being treated like a number. Write with your own style.
  6. Make your website easy to navigate through. Organize your pages into a flowing web. Visitors can easily get lost and frustrated in unorganized pages, in turn, making them leave.
  7. Search Engine Optimize your pages. To get found on the internet you need to make your website search engine friendly. You will not get found unless you play by the search engines' rules.
  8. Check for spelling and grammatical errors. Errors will happen - even to the most cautious (yes, even I make mistakes... sometimes), but just be on your toes. Use spell check because errors make you look unprofessional and unrefined. Then have someone read and review your content before and after you publish a page.

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