The Basic Web Design Tips That Will Get Your Site Off The Ground

Looking to build your own website soon? Be sure to follow our tips below to make sure you get the most out of your new website. After all, your goal is to attract visitors… and keep them!

1. Pick A Good Color Scheme

The colors you pick for your website will either make or break you. We usually recommend a very neutral scheme that will not offend any eyes. This usually means putting dark text on a lighter background. Never, and we mean never, put light text on a dark background unless you know for sure what you are doing. This usually gives readers’ a headache and make them more likely to click back out of your site.

2. Pick Easy To Read Fonts

As pretty as that script font is, we recommend you avoid them for now. They can be very difficult to read, especially at smaller font sizes. You want to use a good sans-serif, or maybe a serif, font. They are crisp, easy to read, and not likely to offend the eyes of any of your readers.

3. Make Your Navigation Easy To Find

It’s all well and good if you have many pages of well-thought out text that passes on a lot of important information to your reader. It’s not well and good if you make it impossible for anyone to find your links on your website.

You need a layout that clearly shows links to other pages in a well-organized fashion. Depending on the site, this will come up in various formats. Most sites get by with having their main categories up top as part of the layout, and then again at the bottom as part of a footer. Other sites list their links on the side in a fixed, easy to see frame no matter where you are on the site. It’s up to you.

No matter what design specs you decide to use, you need to make sure that your website is clean, easy to navigate, and easy to read. These three things will take you far in not only keeping visitors, but turning them into either ad money or product buys. Whatever your reason for building a website, it’s always a good idea to make it visually appeal to as many people as possible. Good luck, and create a site that wows!

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