Basic Web Design Tips

Are you new when it comes to designing a website? Then there are certain web design tips that you should know to help you create an effective and efficient site. Let this article be your quick guide.

If you think that good website design, including its look and feel, is not important then you are heavily mistaken. Just think about it. When was the last time you stumbled upon a website and just by the looks of it you got disappointed that you either immediately hit the back button or you type another URL? Such a thing has happened to all of us during our casual web surfing. Often the reasons are either the website looks horrendous or we find it very hard to navigate through its pages.

And those are the basic things that you should be working on for your website if you want it to become successful. It is because it is no longer enough that you have good content, you must also have a good looking website that is very easy to use.

So to help you with those goals here are some web design tips that you should follow.

Always think about the speed with which your whole website or web page will load. Not all of your viewers will always have a very fast internet connection. In fact there are still some people who are using dial-up connection. The key to having a faster loading website is by minimizing the file sizes of the elements particularly with the images and pictures. As much as possible keep them below a hundred kilobytes. The image size should also be small, at least small enough to still be easily viewed.

Do not use any annoying music that automatically plays when a website is viewed. It is just plain irritating especially if the person who wants to view your website is located in an internet cafe or using any public access. Not everyone likes to have music automatically played for them, even if you think the music is easy and lovely enough for the ears. If you still want to retain the music, at least provide an option for your viewer to stop it or ask them permission first so they would be the ones who would play it on your site.

Work with an attractive and easy on the eyes color combination. The most basic and effective color would be a white background. There are newbie website designers out there who think white text on a black background is easy to read. They are not so always consider the colors you are using on your web pages.

Stick with just one to two font types so people will not be confused with your font selection. Three font types on a single web page would be pushing it, but it really depends on how well the fonts mix together. The important thing is you select a font that is perfect for reading through a computer monitor.