Website design is the act of designing and creating websites, and it is quickly becoming a modern art form. It includes more abstract elements such as usability, ergonomics, layout traditions, user habits, navigation logic that simplify the using of websites.
Good Points for website design:
Before you begin:
- Consider your audience and your goals. You should have a clear sense of who will be using your site What exactly are you trying to accomplish here? Why is this important?
- Plan your site on paper first. You can draw a “family tree” of pages with arrows indicating links.
- Strive for consistency. You want your project to have an identity, so all the pages in your project should have a common feel: there should be consistency among backgrounds, color schemes, navigational tools, and tone of voice.
- Provide a rich set of links within your site. Ideally, there should be multiple ways for your user to navigate your pages.
The web medium:
- Provide opportunities for interaction. Interactivity can be a compelling, innovative means of engaging your reader and creating experiences that cannot be replicated in other media
- Don’t sacrifice elegance for pizzazz. Just because you can make images fly across the screen does not mean you necessarily should.
The front door:
- Give your site a descriptive title. Your title should convey the content of your site in a concise but engaging manner
- Include a brief introduction. This should be part of your site’s home page, and should explain the scope and purpose of the site
- Make your site’s home page as useful a starting point as possible.
- Make sure your text is legible. Check the size, color, and font of all text within your site to confirm that it can be easily read.
- Make sure your site is platform independent.
- Consider the needs of your viewers. Think about the bandwidth your site will require. Keep in mind that not all users will have the luxury of an ethernet connection.