Website design is an important element of the website development process. When designing a website, user experience needs to be the utmost consideration throughout the process. The user experience of the website is particularly important as a poorly-designed website can leave the website visitors confused, uncertain, and unlikely to visit the website again.
Your website is all about creating a functional piece of art. If you are wondering how to begin, this guide by Web Studios AE will help you out.
"Website Designing Tips for Beginners"
1. Go For a Basic Website Design
Sometimes, we are often very ambitious in the beginning and end up discouraged. This can happen when you go for a complex design for the first time. Therefore, for your first project, it is recommended for you to choose something simple and fun at the same time. E-commerce websites are comparatively complicated, and it would be better if you start working on them once you gather more experience.
A blog is a great place to start for beginners. It will be a good way to start your journey as a website designer and learn how Content Management System (CMS) works. Using the CMS, you won’t have to start from scratch as there are already a lot of blog templates available for customization.
If you don’t want to start a blogging account, you can try pulling from your creative pursuits. For example, you can build a website to showcase your culinary or photography skills or post your short stories for the readers to read.
2. Use No More Than 3 Fonts
The more fonts you use in your website, the messier your website will seem. Aim to have a different font for the headers, the body content, and one other element that can be either your logo or the CTA. If your brand guidelines require you to stick to one font only, that’s perfectly fine too. Just ensure that the font is legible and the font size is right. 14-16px is the right font size for your content’s size.
3. Select the Best Colors
Your website’s color palette must have a cohesive color tone to it. Just as we discussed in the fonts, the same applies to the use of colors too. Don’t go for tons of different colors; choose a color scheme and use that. Also, it is recommended to use the same color for all the CTA buttons to make them stand out.
4. Make Use of White Spaces
Just like your rooms in the house need neutral-color walls to prevent unnecessary distractions. If you think of your room with walls all printed with crazy wallpapers, no one will ever notice the furniture. The same thing happens when you make your website design too cluttered. You don’t need to fill each corner and nook of your website page with something; you need to embrace the white space. Furthermore, by leaving white space on your website, you can draw the attention of the visitors to the more important areas. Moreover, it gives your website a clean, tidy, and uncluttered look.
5. Make the Website Easy to Navigate
Don’t complicate things by making it difficult for your visitors to surf the website. Keep the navigation simple and easy. Make sure that it is easy for the visitors to find out the information that they came to the website looking for. One golden rule of making navigation easier is to make the logo of the website clickable. Let the visitors get back to the homepage just by clicking on the logo.
Your website must convey what you do, how you do it, and how it can benefit the audience. If you are just about to start with your first ever website design, keep the points discussed above in your mind. Best of luck!