If you are an online business, then that is your main business headquarters. Hence, it is critical to ensure your site is visible to the rest of the world and reaches the maximum visitors ( but more importantly; targeted visitors) and increase sales.
So, here are 6 simple tricks to implement for website design either for a new website or to renovate an existing website.
Make sure that you give clear instructions on navigating your site. The navigation menu should be uncluttered and concise so that visitors know how to navigate your website without confusion.
To make the collection of information easier navigation are often structured using blocks of the same height and width, large icons are used very often, but in most cases, if they are appropriate or not depends on the content of the site .
Hover-effects often support the concept of navigation that makes browsing more enjoyable. Designers often use attractive icons. In this case, it is important to ensure that the icon is easily recognizable and clearly communicate the message corresponds to this link it represents, and not too small.
The best thing to do is to surf as many websites and get some great and fresh ideas on how navigation menus look.
Many people are fascinated with flash images when they see it on another website and are eager to use as many flash images and images in general if they are creating their website. However, it is best business practice to reduce images on your website. It takes a long time for the site to load and in most cases, the images are not necessary. IF your business relies on visuals, then ensure that the images are optimised using programs that will minimise the file size.
The content should be fresh and unique and it is best to break the content into paragraphs. If a paragraph is too long, it will detract the visitor and they will leave the website in no time.
It is important to ensure that the website is cross browser compatible. The last thing is to build a website only to find out it only works on one browser. You have to keep in mind that there are several browsers in the marketplace and must ensure the website works on those browsers.
There are many other tricks and tips to use but start implementing the basics first. Good Luck!