It is not as hard as you might think to develop your own website, but it can be a challenge that sometimes requires a little help to get you started down the right path.
There are several Important considerations in Website Design you might be surprised at how important these can be to your success.
When it comes to your website, extra attention should be paid to every minute detail to make sure it performs optimally to serve its purpose.
Here are some important rules of thumb to observe to make sure your website performs well.
1) Do not use splash pages
Splash pages are the first pages you see when you arrive at a website. They normally have a very beautiful image with words like “welcome” or “click here to enter”. In fact, they are just that — pretty vases with no real purpose. Do not let your visitors have a reason to click on the “back” button! Give them the value of your site up front without the splash page.
2) Do not use excessive banner advertisements
Even the least net savvy people have trained themselves to ignore banner advertisements so you will be wasting valuable website real estate. Instead, provide valuable content and weave relevant affiliate links into your content, let your visitors feel like they want to buy instead of being pushed into buying.
3) Have a simple and easy to understand navigation system
You want to provide a simple and very straightforward navigation menu so that even a young child will know how to use it. Stay away from complicated Flash based menus or multi-tiered dropdown menus.
If your visitors don’t know how to navigate, they will leave your site.
4) Have a clear indication of where the user is
When visitors are deeply engrossed in browsing your site, you will want to make sure they know which part of the site they are in at that moment. That way, they will be able to browse relevant information or navigate to any section of the site easily. Don’t confuse your visitors because confusion means “abandon ship”!
5) Avoid using audio on your site
If your visitor is going to stay a long time at your site, reading your content, you will want to make sure they’re not annoyed by some audio looping on and on on your website. If you insist on adding audio, make sure they have some control over it — volume or muting controls would work fine.
6) update your website on a regular basis.
After a while the same old same old gets boring, so spice things up make a few changes, develop different types of content.
7) Keep your advertising down to a minimum.
I know it may be popular to advertise, advertise and advertise some more, but all in all the search engines dont really like to see a lot of advertising on a website simply because they know that a website visitor really wants to do one of a few things, they usually are after information.