Do you want to become a good web designer? Perhaps you have many good ideas but do not have the skills to make them come to life. This is the article for you! It will show you how to get started creating an awesome website.
Be sure to use proper graphics when designing your website. BMP files are large and can slow down a website. For simple text buttons or graphics that aren’t photographs, use PNG for files that are 256 colors or larger. Use a GIF file for anything less than 256. For pictures, use JPEG images.
Fixed navigation panels are a good way to allow your visitors to easily navigate your site. Websites that employ this technique have a navigation panel locked in place even when visitors scroll down. You can use this both to allow your visitor to navigate more easily, and to keep your call to action in view.
Test your site to ensure it passes a NoScript test. Download the NoScript extension on the Firefox web browser and activate it to see if your website can still be read. There are some elements (e.g. ordering products) that will not work if there is no script. For this reason, if your website is blank and has no scripts, it will not work.
By testing the way your website will work in different browsers, you can ensure that the maximum number of visitors see your site they way you want them to. Your content may show up fine in Internet Explorer, but it may be unreadable or badly displayed in Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Before uploading your site, give each page a look in each of the more popular web browsers.
Minimize page sizes and loading times. For customers with slower Internet speeds, a slow loading site can cause loss of interest. You do not want your page viewers to be stuck waiting for every page to download, or they may end up abandoning your site.
Before you publish any web page, check it carefully for broken links. The worst experience for a visitor is to have interest in learning more only to click the dreaded dead end link. You can either check links manually, or use a program that will scan the website for you to report links that are broken.
Now that you have read some advice about website design, do you feel able to handle this subject? You should. If not, then go ahead and reread this article so that you are feeling like you understand website design in a way, that makes you confident when thinking about the subject.