Website Creation: Do It Like A Pro

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TIP! Use the proper graphic tools for web design. PNGs work much better than bitmap images, which are huge.

More and more of our lives take place online these days, so web pages that do not work well are not going to receive much positive attention. If you want to learn about website design, this article can help.

TIP! You should frequently peruse various forums and sites to learn more about web design. You can find more information online for free, too.

Use graphics that are right for your website. Bitmap images usually are big and don’t work as well as PNGs. For non-photographic images, text buttons, and screen shots, use PNG or GIF. Photos require JPEG to ensure high quality.

TIP! A fast website is a good website. If a site visitor ends up waiting for a long time for your web page to load, they will definitely leave your site in search of a similar site that loads faster and will never recommend anyone to your site.

Help your visitors navigate your page via fixed position navigation. This technique locks the navigation panel on the site in place whenever the user scrolls on the page. This offers convenience for visitors and can help marketers as well when it allows visitors to take action easily, such as signing up for promotions.

TIP! Use a sensible background for your site. Your background should not be too distracting and allow your reader to read the text easily.

Always be aware of the size of your webpages and keep them as small as possible. Not everyone online has a fast connection, and if your website takes too long to load, people will lose interest. It is best to avoid making visitors to your site wait a long time for each page to load so that they do not give up and navigate away from your site.

Add pictures to your site to make it look better This makes your site more user-friendly. Many people enjoy pictures.

Serif Fonts

TIP! Make sure your navigation is simple to use. The length your visitors stay will depend on how you set out your navigation links.

When you design your website, avoid using a variety of different fonts. Also consider how the fonts look on a regular screen. Small serif fonts are harder to read. Most websites opt for sans serif fonts, like Verdana, that looks fine in different sizes and colors.

TIP! Your website’s load times are effected by which file types you use for images. In general, it is best to use JPEGs and GIFs for your graphics.

Make sure the content on your website is interesting. People ultimately visit your site more for the content than for the glitzy design. When a website contains helpful information that fits the needs of viewers, they’ll be more inclined to return later on.

TIP! Step up your creativity when you write your site’s “About Us” page. Add some autobiographical information to share with visitors.

Use ALT tags on your images. This allows everyone to gain access to the intended information. In addition, if the image is a also a link, you can tell visitors where the link takes them and what it does. Lastly, search engine crawlers make use of ALT tags, so employing them can help improve your search rank.

TIP! You don’t have to fill all available space when designing a site. You will make your visitors feel overwhelmed if you use all the space available.

White is a great choice for a background color. It’s simplistic, yet has a lot of potential at adding flare and color elsewhere. White puts the focus on the content, making it easier to read. If you are trying to to exude a professional tone, a white background lends a trustworthy feeling to your site. Complicated background designs can distract your visitors and, it can also make your site look less professional. It is best to stick with a simple background when you are designing your website.

TIP! Limit your starting content on a page to little amounts when first starting out. Visitors want simple, informative content they can use.

Be sure load times for your site are good. Visitors will leave if they find themselves waiting for your website to load. Try reducing how many graphics you use, as well as how much Flash and JavaScript is on your site, optimize your HTML code, make use of server caches and minimize your use of JS and CSS code.

TIP! You should have a visible tagline included on not only every webpage that is in the domain, but also the sub-domains. Keywords will make your website more relevant to search engines and increase traffic to your site.

If you’re stuck in your designing, keep in mind that you can usually find help online. The Internet has millions if not billions of web pages you can draw inspiration from. When you have found a selection of websites you like, set out to determine how they were designed. Remember that a successful website needs more creativity, not just the stuff you have borrowed from others. Making improvements on borrowed ideas makes them yours.

TIP! If you use FileZilla, remember to program it on a quick menu with your username, domain, and correct port. This way, when you log back on to the server, all you need to do is select your personalized settings from the menu.

Making a website really isn’t that hard. With a little practice, you will find that you can design a website that showcases your content and is easy to maintain. Keep this information in mind when you go about doing it.

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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