Ever wondered what makes an online service truly successful? It’s the content of the site and its web design. In this article we will talk about the later aspect i.e. the web design of a site. Gone are the days when websites used to be simple HTML pages with static information, today websites have evolved in terms of both the functionality as well as complexity of the design. Technology has made websites synonymous to small software applications that offer targeted functions. So let’s get started and discuss some important and vital aspects of web designing.
- Colors are important:
Flashy colors are good if you want to draw the attention of the visitors of your website to a specific part of the web page. But making the entire page with sharp colors and contrast is not a good idea. To be honest it looks a bit unprofessional. A business site must speak elegance. Try visiting some business websites, you will find that all of these sites tend to go for mild colors when it comes to choosing the background color. The same goes for the foreground color as well. You can try red if you want to highlight some important information but for the rest of the text, black is the best option.
- Structuring and spacing:
Sometimes people just throw all of the information on a webpage without any consideration to its structuring and spacing. This is a bad strategy or should we say it is not a strategy at all. All information should be well structured and as far as possible must be included in different sections. Spacing between the elements is just as important as structuring of the elements. Padding, Line spacing and management of white space are all of prime importance. The term white space can be a bit misleading. It doesn’t actually mean white space; it simply refers to any unused space on a webpage and its best if you don’t leave it white. As already mentioned, colors with sharp contrast are best left avoided.
- Try to make your website as dynamic as possible:
These days most of the business sites tend to be dynamic rather than static. A dynamic website offers some sort of integral functionality and also generates information on demand. Some people also call such sites as responsive sites. You can also find a lot of professional templates to make your site responsive and dynamic