The design of your website is instrumental when it comes to showcasing your business under the right light. You don’t need a degree in website development to make effective websites; you just need the right information to know what works well and what does not. Continue reading for some great website creation tips.
Web designers gave frames the boot in the 90’s. The fact is that while frames were popular in the past, they were simply one of many early techniques that were necessary then but are not today. They are the stone wheel of the Internet generation and should not be used today. Frame-based designs cause readers to have trouble bookmarking your site, and scrolling can also prove burdensome. There are easier ways to give seamless flow to your site.
It’s a good idea to set up your site so that it can retain a copy of user information that must be entered repeatedly. For instance, if someone fills out a form using personal information, he or she should have to enter that same information in again when he or she goes to fill out an additional form. Your clients will thank you for saving them the time it takes to fill in information that they have previously done on your site.
Always separate topics. Keep different topics on different pages. This helps alleviate any confusion that your customers may experience, as well as giving search engines a broader and more clear view of your site, potentially bumping you up higher in their rankings.
You never want to use too many fonts when it comes to site design. You need to consider how large the font is since some may be too small for concentrated website reading or smaller screens. Verdana is a good font that is popular on the Internet.
Optimize your site for older versions of Internet Explorer (IE7 and IE8). Most people have a love-hate relationship with IE; however, many people are still using it, including older versions. Workarounds are often necessary when standard elements can’t be rendered. Make sure to look at the infamous “box model bug,” which has been an issue for IE for several years.
The information located above will help you develop a great website. The results you are now capable of will shock you. Why wait any longer when you can start building that online presence you have long deserved.