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Top 7 Website Design Tips to Make Your Site More Attractive

By Alex Roderick

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"How can I attract thousands of visitors to my site?Ē, many people ask me this question. Well, driving high traffic to Website is very important, but what's even more important, is designing a website in that way which makes them stays longer.

In this article, you're going to learn 7 important website design tips to make your site more attractive. So not only your website will attract many people, but it will also motivate them to stay for a long time.

  1. Be Aware during Selection of the colours scheme:-

    If your company has a logo or preferred colours on its stationery thatís a good start. For those of you starting from scratch, choose two or three complementary colours and stick with them Ė donít change colours on every page. The most common colour schemes include:

    • Red, yellow and white

    • Blue and white

    • Red, grey and white

    • Blue, orange and white

    • Yellow, grey and white.

    • Onion shade, Tan, white

    If youíre not sure what colour scheme to choose, surf the internet and find a website that you like. You can then model your colour scheme on what already exists.
    Always Select those colours which Attract the visitors, and the person revisit your site.

  2. Page Backgrounds

    Ensure your visitors can read the text on the background, i.e. no black writing on dark blue background or yellow on white. Means if the page background is dark always use light colour for the writhing a text or if the light colour is used for the page background the always use dark colour for writing a text, like this colour scheme for the background everything is visible to the visitor. Also be careful that your links are visible before and after being visited. The default for links in most programs is blue (before being visited) and burgundy (after being visited), so if you have a dark background, ensure your links are light.

  3. 3. (Page loading) site open within a minutes
    All Iíve seen for the last 10 minutes is Ďpage loadingí, I think something might be wrong with my browser this is probably one of the biggest gripes a site visitor has. If your page takes more than a minute to load (on dial-up) and you have anything less than the meaning of life hidden within your content - something needs to be done. The average person does not have time they just go for another site without passed his time for these type of site those take time to open. So a good website takes less time for loading a site.

  4. Appropriate page Size
    Web pages are measured in pixels. Pixels are the unit of measurement for the screen. A Web page can literally be any size. Standard Web pages usually fit into a few sizes:

    * W ◊ H * 600 ◊ 800 * 640 ◊ 480 (Dream weaver default) * 1024 ◊ 768 * 550
    ◊ 400 (Flash default)

    The default Web page sizes provided in Web friendly applications and listed earlier are a great place to start. You will probably use a smaller, custom size for pop-up windows. The Web page size you choose is up to you. Remember to use actual space for the Web page effectively so that the content is in the proper proximity to the user's navigation patterns. Web page size affects the way users move around the Web pages and the Web portfolio site. One rule: Pick a size for all main screens and stick to it.

  5. Logo

    Create a simple logo to identity your website. Have a captivating tag line somewhere with the header, and write an About Us page which describes the uniqueness of your website. These will leave an impression for your visitors to remember your website.

  6. Application of graphic designs

    You must be careful in choosing for the appropriate design that will best represent your projects, and tell about your business. Create a design which coveys in a stylish way what it has to

  7. Be aware about grammar and spell

    Grammar is overrated [and the spill-checker too] Most web authoring and word processing software comes with a spell/grammar check utility - donít let your hard earned money go to waste, use it. Some of the more common grammatical mistakes are misusing its, itís, there, their, theyíre, your, youíre, and noone (correct=no one). Proof reading your final product is also helpful. No one is infallible, thatís why pencils have erasers and computer programs have [ctrl+z].

About the Author

Alex Roderick,

The author is Business Head for The Web Design Company, Itís a web designing company. It deals in web site design, website redesign, flash, 3D animation, logos, Banner Adds etc.


Article Submitted On: January 23, 2007