Web Design for Beginners: A Quintessential Guide
Good web design is a must for your business, and there are numbers to prove it. According to studies, 43% of Internet users consider web design as the primary factor for determining your credibility and 38% of them will stop browsing your website if they find your layout bad.
In fact, it only takes 50 milliseconds for someone to judge your website and in that time, he decides whether to stay or leave it.
With these things in mind, here are some of the most important things that you should know—and work on with a professional—in building your website:
Know the difference between a web designer and a developer.
You’ll need to work with a web designer and web developer for this project. Now, if you’re asking why you need to hire two people, it’s because they have different roles in putting together your website.
Your web designer is responsible for the layout and physical appearance of your website while your web developer works on the functionalities of your website.
Know the basics of web design.
To keep yourself from getting overwhelmed, you need to focus on the most basic details of good web design first, especially those where you play an important role in the decision. Your web design will mainly revolve around your brand image.
You’d want something that reflects who you are as a business and what you have to offer. You can show this through elements like colors, images, fonts that all point towards your brand.
Know the right domain name.
Your domain name will be the first thing that visitors will see, so you need to make sure that you’re making a good impression. A good domain name needs to be short and easy to spell, so your visitors won’t have a hard time remembering it. You should also use the right domain extensions and ensure that your domain name could grow with you in the future.
Know the importance of good navigation.
More than how your website will look, it needs to function well to serve its purpose. Website navigation is at the heart of good web design because it will dictate the experience that you’ll give your visitors.
For one, you and your web design team will decide on the right structure for your website, the number of pages that you need, and the proper links to include throughout your website.
A website is one of the biggest investments that you can make for your business, especially in a very competitive industry. Therefore, it’s very important to learn all about the basics of good web design to get a good picture of what you need to accomplish to make this investment worthwhile.
It also pays to choose a web design company that offers all the services that will help you build, run, and maintain your website. Finding the right partners will allow you to maximize your budget while ensuring efficiency for your website in the long run. Click here to view G4 Design House’s services page for more information on our web design and development expertise!
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