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TIP! The faster a web page loads, the more it will be appreciated. You should minimize the loading time of your site’s pages.

The idea of building a website from the ground up is exciting, but it is also intimidating! You may be wary of the costs involved and who to turn to for needed guidance. Read on to learn some principles of basic website design planning so that you can do things the right way from the beginning.

TIP! If you want your website to attract many visitors, it must be simple to navigate. Links should be highly visible and easy to locate.

It is imperative to replace old content with new. If you have a page that is promoting some type of special event that already went on six months ago, then you have lost readers. Users are going to want to spend time on websites that have been cared for, and when old information is kept up it shows that the site is not being paid attention to. Create a regular schedule for updating the content of your page, and weed out anything that has become irrelevant.

TIP! Pay attention to your background. Backgrounds with moving GIF views can be great, but can make text hard to read as well.

Be conscious of your background. There are sites out there that use animated GIF images for their backgrounds. This might be OK for a personal site, but it can also be a serious distraction that makes it hard for readers to focus on the text. Chose a background that complements your website’s content, rather than a background that clashes with your website’s content. Your website’s visitors will then find it easier to read your website’s content.

TIP! If your site users will be registering to use your site, you should use their personal information to auto-fill forms. For instance, if a person registers on your site and a portion of the same exact information is required for filling another form out, ensure that the information they’ve already put in is saved so that he or she doesn’t have to put in this information again.

When a user enters personal information into a form on your website, give the user the option to have the server retain that information should it be needed again. Saving data from one form to another, like username or email address, is imperative. Developing “sticky” data like this streamlines the user experience, and your visitors will likely appreciate the convenience.

TIP! Never use pop-ups. Few things are worse than being overloaded with pop-ups.

Don’t overuse JavaScript. Even though it can give your website a more transparent and responsive look, it can give some users problems. All web browsers vary, and each one releases new versions on a regular basis. Everyone who visits your site will not always have an up to date browser. Also, everyone doesn’t enable JavaScript on their browsers. If you choose to use JavaScript every time, you will prevent some users from being able to effectively use your site.

TIP! Pop-up windows are one feature you should avoid. Although they may serve some function for your site, the average reader views them as a major irritant.

If the site you are designing is large, make sure to include a search option. People have become accustomed to search boxes being in the upper-right corner of the page, so put it there. These should let you at least search for one term, but it’s better if it allows multiple terms. You can use Google search or FreeFind, as they both give you access to an engine which is free and simple to use.

Background Color

TIP! Development platforms make the code for you, however, there are some that aren’t as trustworthy as the classic text editors. The idea with a platform is that you design the site features, and then paste the generated code.

When deciding on what background color to use for your site, white is a good and effective choice. White backgrounds not only make the text easy to read, but also make your site appear more professional, as white is the standard background color for corporate sites. Colors, patterns or other designs are distracting and don’t have a place on a website. It is usually preferable to have a simple background.

TIP! Site design and maintenance of that website, requires your very own office space. By doing this, you get rid of any distractions you may encounter, and allow yourself to focus on your work.

To design a more attractive site, include useful meta tags per each page. Quality meta tags describe your site for search engines. Tags that incorrectly label your site can cause visitors searching for your site’s niche to not find the site, reducing the number of hits.

TIP! Photoshop can be a great resource for web design. Yet a lot of people aren’t familiar with Dreamweaver, and all that it has to offer for web designers, check into this program and see how it can help you.

Hosting your own site is not a good idea. Designing the site yourself is a good idea, but when it comes to hosting, it’s usually better to use a third party. This will free up your time to concentrate on more important things.

TIP! Implement site searching abilities into your home and sub pages. Customers will appreciate the ability to effortlessly navigate your site.

Most people have now heard of Photoshop, and are aware that they need this knowledge if they are going to be any good at designing websites. Many people are not familiarized with Dreamweaver software, so research this program to see what it can offer you and your website design.

TIP! Always avoid captchas unless you are using them for user registration. While captchas may be useful in some cases, forcing them to do so for mundane tasks, will make them leave your site quickly.

If you take this article’s information to heart, you may well be ready to dive into designing your own website. Develop a plan on what you can spend on the site, seek out those who can advise you, and start a rough draft of your website. If you get started right away, you could soon become the proud owner of a high-quality website that does everything you need it to.

Most businesses realize they need to have a website but don’t know how to effectively use the website to drive people into their brick and mortar business. Or how to track the ROI of their website. Most business owners don’t even know where their website is hosted! And very few are using all the available means to drive customers to their website. They also are not taking advantage of the traffic they are generating to their site. I can help you with all of this.
You can contact me by email at:

Kevin @ E-BusinessConsultants.net

Or call me at 208-412-1848

Wishing You Success,
Kevin Weist



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