Basic Web Design Tips That Add Flare To Your WebSite

Creating a website can be a very daunting task. There are a lot of web design elements that you should take into consideration. You need to take into account the general color scheme, layout, graphics, content, and many others. Thus, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed.

As this might be the case, there are a few web design tips that you should never ignore to improve the performance of your site. Nowadays, web design is not merely about beautiful layout, but it is about the usability of your website. Thus, web design should be centered on the user’s experience.

Here are some Basic Web Design Tips that will add flare to your website.

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1. Easy to navigate

The more complicated a web design, the more people will think on how to use your website. The user should be able to figure out how to move from one page to another without thinking too much. A website with poor navigation system such as unsystematic and inconsistent placement of links could scare people away. You need to remember that not all your web users are tech savvy. Therefore, you need to allow a margin for beginners.

2. Your page should load fast

Let’s face it: people are really impatient and if you are going to make them wait, they will immediately hit the “x” button faster than what you expected. The problem with complex web design is that it can dramatically affect the speed of your loading time. Therefore, you need to make your page as lean as possible. Decrease the file size of your images, videos, and other content. Moreover, it will be great if you do not add videos or flash content on your home page. This will greatly affect the loading speed of your website. Take every opportunity to decrease file size for faster loading time.

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3. Eliminate unnecessary content

Eliminating unnecessary content will not only make your web to load faster, but it can help in lessening the distraction in your website. If you think that content is no longer needed, discard it. The simpler your web design, the better. So much clutters and stuff in the background may distract and confuse people.

4. Highlight important content

While it is true that you should keep web design simple, you must put extra effort into highlighting certain content. You need to lead people into clicking a link and therefore, promoting your services or product. The use of images and videos is more effective in capturing people’s attention. People will become more engaged if you add these elements.

5. Go traditional

Over the past years, there is a web design layout which most Internet users are familiar with. It is difficult to go against traditional layout as this will make people to re-learn how to use your website. But instead, you should place the elements of your website in places where people are already used to.

These are the 5 basic web design tips that will boost the power of your web design. Remember these tips and you will surely make your website more productive and successful.

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Comments

  1. Hii Karrie,

    You have mentioned some really good points. A good navigational menu is a must for every blogger. I would recommend every blogger to add related posts plugin after your posts. This would compel your readers to take a look at some other posts on your blog. This would reduce your blog’s bounce rate. Popular posts plugin in your blog’s sidebar would work too. Keep in mind that bounce rate and blog loading time are important factors in Google’s SERP algorithms these days. So, it’s important for every blogger to reduce their blog’s loading time and bounce rate.

    Smush.it is also a great plugin that would improve your blog’s loading time by reducing the size of images on your blog.

    Thanks for sharing these awesome points, Karrie. :)

  2. Hi Karrie,

    Thanks for these useful tips. If I had to list them, I’d place the ‘loading speed’ on #1 as it directly impacts the user experience as well as one of the factor to rank in search engines.

    I do agree with Ankur (the commenter above) regarding smush.it, it is a must have plugin for any blog. Similarly W3Total Cache or Super Cache plugin is what I recommend to improve your speed.

    Regarding Related Posts, I don’t recommend to use YARPP or similar plugins that query database to produce the list of posts. You will spend too much of your server resources and eventually slow down your blog. Instead, we can use external services like nRelate. I liked this plugin because it allows you to display related posts on one hand and do not load your server. Not to mention, you have opportunity to monetize if you please!
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  3. Hi Karrie,

    Good one you got there, the highest priority of all is navigation and the load speed, definitely nobody will visit a slow blog, I won’t and neither would you. Other tips must be considered too, that’s for the insight there.
    Have a wonderful week.
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  4. These tips are very important indeed. From these, you’ll obtain a responsive website and at the same time a user-friendly website. These are the most important and essential above all. I do agree on your ideas about these web design tips. Thank you for your comments.
    Karrie Morton recently posted…Using Social Media to Launch a New ProductMy Profile

  5. Hi Karrie,

    Very you’ve mentioned some of the most crucial factors bloggers shouldn’t avoid.

    If a site/blog religiously follows the above guidelines, it will ensure that the visitors are happy and the search engines are happy too!

    And as you can see, Ankur and Suresh have given their own views, which are valuable.

    ~Arun
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  6. Hi Karrie,
    I really think that 5th point is superb. Recently TechCrunch has changed their blog design by saying that more people are getting confused with the earlier design due to their overexciting design.
    Their current design is simpler comparing to their previous one.

    However, it doesn’t mean that you should not necessarily have the traditional design all the time. However, it would be better if the design is much simpler
    Thanks for sharing
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  7. Hi Karrie,

    Awesome write-up…I’m fully agreed with all the points you mentioned here in this article…..As a reader I would love to check out such blogs which load fast and provide easy navigation option….Your point of highlighting important contents is too a very valid one…..Keep writing….
    Aditya Dey recently posted…MediaTek introduces World’s First True Octa-Core Mobile ProcessorMy Profile

  8. Hello karrie,
    You shared an informative post and i hope this will work out as a good result for all bloggers. Keep on Posting :)
    Thanks.
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  9. Useful tips, Karrie!
    As visitor, I like to find a site with good usability, nice design and fast loading speed.
    If you pay attention to these points, you will gain more traffic!

    Thanks for sharing at Klinkk!
    Erik Emanuelli recently posted…8 Killer Fiverr Gigs to Take Your Blog to the Next Level! | FireProved MarketingMy Profile

  10. I am happy that my ideas and tips on web design gained positive responses from readers and it definitely helped out a lot of bloggers and website owners. Being a contributor in this website is a great privilege for me. Your comments are very valuable to me also. Your ideas would help me in my next topic to compose. Cheers everyone!
    Karrie Morton recently posted…Using Social Media to Launch a New ProductMy Profile

  11. HI Karrie,
    Firstly i would like to say it is a good post. These basic tips gonna so powerful when it will implemented seriously. Never limit the power of design. This will bind a user to come again & it describe the site is what about. A good design site look more professional & people like it most.
    Thanks a lot for sharing these tips these will become the milestone for any blogger or web designer.
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  12. Hey carie i just wote bro in last comment pls remove that. sorry for that
    Gautam recently posted…Penguin Friendly SEO MethodsMy Profile

  13. Hey Gautam, please call the attention of Deepak Singh if you want your comment be edited. He’s the owner of this website. I only contribute on this website through a guest post. Thank you for your comment, though. Have a good day everyone!
    Karrie Morton recently posted…Using Social Media to Launch a New ProductMy Profile

  14. Neat design with uncluttered sidebars showing clearly the content area and outstanding navigation can make your site stand out. Then the loading speed is something every site owner should ensure to get right, because apart from page speed the other points listed here may not really affect your SERP directly but site speed does.
    Your design may not look so awesome but your content can get your visitors to return always but it is always frustrating when your site speed is so slow, its annoying and if i visit such a site i won’t hesitate to hit the close button no matter the quality of its contents.
    Nwosu Desmond recently posted…Top 5 free Movie Library Software for WindowsMy Profile

    • You’ve got a point Nwosu. I would certainly do the same thing if I’m on that situation. Page loading speed is really important. However, I still got some forum websites that are very important to me. No matter how slow the site, I still consider it due to the content and information that I got from it. Probably there would be an exception. My post is just a tip though.
      Karrie Morton recently posted…Using Social Media to Launch a New ProductMy Profile

  15. Neat post. But I wanted some more on ‘Above The Fold’ content. I have lately realized that it is actually the most important factor.. :)

  16. hiii,
    really appreciative article, i reached here from social networks and found it to be more beneficial for me. As it provide me all necessary information which is required for a blogger to work better.
    I like the way you express your views.
    Thanks for sharing such a great information.

  17. Hi Karrie
    excellent points to improve your site and thus reader’s experience. I also find that adding a HTML Site Map to your blog (different from XMLsitemaps we submit to Google and other search engines) not only helps the reader to navigate through your site but it also helps the search engine navigate through the blog more easily. A easy way to do it is to add Simple Sitemaps wp plugin to your site. It does it for you and it is a free plugin. Then place the Site Map tab in the nav bar or the footer bar.

    Cheers,
    Dita
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  18. Really nice informative post. I am currently working on improving my blog for the readers and these tips are quite helpful.
    Thanks, Going to bookmark this site :)
    Rahul recently posted…How to Make your GF kill Herself!My Profile

  19. Hello,I agree, web design should be simple, attractive, definitely it should be easy to navigate. Very informative post, thanks for sharing.

  20. Very informative tips for web designers! As a beginner I found your tips to be more useful and worth implementing! Thanks for the wonderful post.

  21. There’s many reasons why a site would take long to load. One of them has to do with the host. It’s important to choose a good host and also make sure the coding is good and there’s little to no flash images/videos. Thanks for sharing!

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