anyone have web designing tips?
i need lots of tips im really into it but i want to know best software and best web host and much more
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Listed below are some useful and rather important tips for designing a professional and high quality web site:
* Neat and Easy Navigation: Navigation of links on your site plays a big role in determining the stickiness of your site (how long your visitor stays and explores your site). Ask yourself this, What do visitors do as soon as they open your site? They would probably read the content of the present page and then look around to find any other page that interests them.
* Clean Layout Design: A clean layout that uses a lot of white space enhances a site's looks. Try to keep the focus on your content, use a template for this. Use fonts that will be available on all computers to prevent your site looking messed up.
* Optimum Load Time: Make sure your load time is low. For this you must:
- Minimize Graphics, Flash and scripts: They hugely increase your file size.
-Optimize your HTML & script code: Make sure that your site doesn't have any unwanted tags or unused scripts.
-Use Server Side Include (SSI) files where ever possible. SSI files once called from the web server reside in its cache so on subsequent requests they load faster.
* Design for all Screen Resolutions: A site that is easy-to-use always encourages visitors to stay and read your content. For site with long pages of content this is very crucial as the amount of scrolling required is reduced. Suppose your site doesn't look good for a particular resolution it is very probable that the visitor will close the browser window feeling that the web page is not for their viewing. Designing stretch layouts that fit any screen resolution ensures that you know all your visitors see a visually appealing and professional site.
* Ensure Web site scalability: Make sure your code and design is scalable. As technology advances and configuration of computers & their monitors keep increasing and varying it is impossible to test your site in all screen sizes and platforms.
* Cross Browser Compatible: Make sure you check your site for Internet Explorer 5+, Mozilla Firefox 1.0, Opera 7.0 and Netscape Navigator 6+ as they constitute 95% of the worlds browsers.
Hope this helps.
-MichaelSource(s): Working as a web designer for http://www.webdesignnewyork.ws/
- 4 years ago
Highly recommend you to read full details of Brian Kelly's "Top Ten Tips For Building Web Sites In The 21st Century" 1. HTML Is Dead! 2. XML Is The Future 3. XHTML - A Migration Strategy 4. A Useful XML Application: RSS 5. Accessibility Is Important 6. Have a URL Naming Policy 7. You Will Need A Browser Policy 8. Think Hard About Standards 9. You'll Probably Need A CMS 10. Have The Open Source Debate
- 6 years ago
Use a fixed-position navigation format for easy navigation for your users. This allows you to lock the panel for navigation in place while users scroll. Not only do visitors find this convenient, but so do internet marketers who have calls to action they want in place.
Before you publish any web page, check it carefully for broken links. Nothing is more frustrating to a visitor than clicking on a link and being taken to an error page. You can check your links manually, or there are programs that will scan your site for you and report any broken links.
Break up long text blocks. Having a huge wave of text is unnecessary for any site, especially when you can break it up by using images, or even separating it into different pages. Boring your viewers will only make them leave, so keep things as simple and fresh as possible.
Whoever your target audience may be, loading time ought to be under ten seconds. A site that is designed well will only take a few seconds to load. If it takes too long, a visitor is simply going to become frustrated and go elsewhere.
The best web sites communicate a lot of information in a small amount of words. If you are long-winded, people will easily get bored and find another site that is more concise. Make sure any content is relevant and easy to understand – newspapers use an eighth grade reading level, which is the most common literacy level.
Organize your links and avoid putting too many links in one area of your site. Doing this can confuse visitors and make them leave your site. If you do have many low- to mid-importance links, emulate the “blogrolls” seen in many blogs and tuck them away in a column on the right side of the page.
Designing a website is possible if you are willing to acquire a few skills. There are some fundamental principles involved with web design that, once learned, help you to figure out the entire genre.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Most people won't even think about checking what kind of servers their hosting company uses, but it is an issue that should be addressed. Reputable and bigger companies will usually keep all of their servers as new as possible and keep them maintained properly. If they are not maintained properly, they might end up crashing, become extremely slow, and will be going down much more often. It'd never a fun time when you are put on a slow server that is being shared by other people. You should ensure that the servers you run on are fast and reliable for the best experience. If you want to go all out, you can rent a dedicated server and have it all to yourself. You will get much faster load times, have less risk of it crashing or going down, better security, and plenty of other benefits. Although dedicated servers are kind of pricey, they can really be worth it if you are running a business or are planning on have a massive amount of traffic coming in and out of your site.Source(s): http://www.layeronline.com
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- 1 decade ago
Well, there are many websites which you can use for webhosting. If you want to use a cheap and good web hosting service i will suggest http://www.godaddy.com/. You can also try out http://www.one.com/. Then for free domain name you can try this one out. http://www.co.nr/. Try also http://www.co.cc/. Then i feel that the best web designing software that any man can use is Macromedia DreamWeaver or Adobe DreamWeaver. These are the most widely used ones. You can also go for this one. Microsoft Expression Web. Then you can also go for some free web hosting plans the major of them being. You can get your website more attractive by using some softwares like Photoshop etc. Try them out. Also log onto http://www.devilslab.com/ for some tutorials.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Sitebuilder if you're new. Most hosts like HyphyHost, HostGator, and Im pretty sure Godaddy have it. Best host depends on what you want. Send me a message if you need a discount, my friend has cheaper hosting than anyone,and it comes with sitebuilder and all the same things those hosts have, but you only get discounts through referral. (We have a deal set up, so he cuts me breaks)
- 6 years ago
1. Have a polished, professional logo--and link it to your home page. "Your logo is an important part of your brand, so make sure it's located prominently on your site," says Tiffany Monhollon, senior content marketing manager at online marketer ReachLocal. "Use a high-resolution image and feature it in the upper left corner of each of your pages," she advises. "Also, it's a good rule of thumb to link your logo back to your home page so that visitors can easily navigate to it."
2.Use intuitive navigation. "Primary navigation options are typically deployed in a horizontal [menu] bar along the top of the site," says Brian Gatti, a partner with Inspire Business Concepts, a digital marketing company. Provide "secondary navigation options underneath the primary navigation bar, or in the [left-hand] margin of the site, known as the sidebar."
Why is intuitive navigation so important? "Confusing navigation layouts will result in people quitting a page rather than trying to figure it out," Gatti says. So instead of putting links to less important pages--that detract from your call to action or primary information--at the top of your home or landing pages, put "less important links or pieces of information at the bottom of a page in the footer."Source(s): http://www.jjwebservices.com