You can have the fanciest website design in the world, but if it’s hard to find or identify the content your site then your site is going to waste, it’s not going help anybody find what they want and if they can’t find what they want they are out of there.
Here’s some web design tips and ideas to make your website is user friendly and to ensure it does what it supposed to do… Provide information!!
The first thing to do is to make sure the body of your content is relevant and readable. If you have large blocks of text, make sure you space them out evenly so the reader has smaller chunks to read, that way you will keep their interest for longer.
Also, make sure the font size of your text is big enough to read clearly and easily. You see some sites with10-pixel-tall text in Verdana font and while that may look neat and tidy the reader really has to strain their eyes to read the actual text. Make sure the text is at least 11 to 12 Arial or Verdana
Make it easy for visitors to navigate to the content that they are looking for on your site. If you’ve got a lot of articles on different topics on your site make sure that visitor can identify and find that article easily.
You have to find a means to enable the visitor to do that without hassle.
Create a summary page with categories and an index of articles that they can link to straightaway.
Make sure pages and images load fast, because you don’t want to lose any visitors.
Most visitors will leave a website if within 15 seconds if hasn’t loaded completely, so make sure your information is loaded and delivered to the visitors as soon as possible to retain their attention and keep them there.
Finally, test each and every link on your site regularly, there is nothing more frustrating to the reader than believing they have found what they want only to find they can’t get there. Not only that, it can hurt your search engine rankings.
Make sure website is successful by doing the right website planning and following up with a good easy to navigate web design.