Aug 22, 2010
Here are some quick and important tips on making your design more professional and good quality very easily.
A website layout with adequate white spaces enhances the cleanliness of your design. Always try to put more focus on your content and use standard fonts that will be available on all computers so that your site doesn’t look garbage on the computers without the fonts.
Make your navigation simple and easy so that your visitors can locate and navigate to whatever content or section they are looking for. Make sure your visitors can easily locate which part of the site they are browsing and can easily move to the section they are looking for.
Modern Design With CSS
Old design methods with table based structures are no longer a good approach. Always use CSS based layouts to make them easily customizable and increase efficiency. You can very easily perform the text effects such as text link rollovers, text case setting, font spacing etc and many other stuffs easily with CSS.
Optimize Load Time
Try to optimize your site with the smallest load time average. The faster your site loads, the more it will attract the visitors and they won’t feel angry about slow loading.
Minimal Use of Graphics and Flash
Use the minimal amount of graphics and flash elements as they will increase the total size of you site pages and also increase load time.
Optimize For All Standard Screen Resolutions
Optimize your design for the most standard screen resolutions to make sure you site doesn’t break on different resolutions used on visitors computers. If your site keeps breaking layout on visitor’s computer, they will probably move away from your site which is not desirable.
Cross Browser Compatibility
Check your site on all major browsers such as Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome etc. Make sure your layout supports and look similar on all these browsers to provide your visitors an unique feel.