Helpful Tips On Building A Website

When you think about building a website, you need to take into consideration what others may think, not just what you like! Even though you may like it or think it is cool, your visitors may not! Here are some great things to keep in mind when you are building a website or when you maintain a website! Your website is a reflection of your business, products and services, so you want to keep a professional clean look at all times!

Here are just a few very simple design tips to keep in mind!

Sites Color Pattern
When you are deciding on a color or a few colors, try to stick with 2 or 3 colors that accent your logo or website header. If you are unsure of what colors to choose, check out some other websites, and pick out w few you like. Just remember, to pick something that is appealing to the eye, and colors that appeal to everyone. Also, keep all website pages the same in color, instead of changing each page to different colors.

Offer Easy Site Navigation
This is a very important issue to consider when designing a website. You should make sure that your visitors can find what they are looking for without searching for links or buttons. It is very common for a site to display their navigation menu on the left side of the website or at the top. This way every visitor can see the options without trying to look around.

Special Effects
Special effects such as mouse image trails, blinking text, spinning graphics, or even flash can be neat to look at, but can also become very annoying! An animated flash is very pretty and nice to see, however flash animation takes a bit of time to load on computer with dial up speed. The mouse trail graphics are cute to see for about 5 minutes, and then become annoying. Visitors come to a website to find, information or products, not cute little graphics floating all over! Even blinking text gets old, it looks very neat at first but then, becomes an eye sore and a headache! These effects are ok to add at a minimum, but you do not want them to take away from your websites content! When you add all of these special effects, remember that your website visitor may just leave the website before they are even done loading! What ever you do, don’t get to special effect happy!

Creating External Links
When you add links on your website that lead to another, always have them open a new window! This way your visitor can return to your website, they may not even realized they left!

About the Author

Tara Grant, owner of and Tara is a warm-hearted entrepreneur, mother of 2 small children and an avid networker in the wahm and parenting communities!

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