You might be thinking, what's in developing a website? A web developer arranges the tabs, graphics, and contents, and done, it’s that easy. If you have this kind of perception about website development, let us bring you to reality. A website is not just an accumulation of web pages decorated with content and designs. It’s a lot more than that. It is an art that is created with passion. It becomes the identity for the one whom it is developed for.
Website development is just like cooking a dish. Every ingredient must be balanced perfectly and up to the measure. Or else, it can spoil its look and taste. A website is not just a platform to share profiles and information about the company. It must develop a connection to the people and keep them so engaged that it urges them to contact the company and use their services. So, the question is how to develop such an alluring website? Let’s see what elements make a perfect website!
1. Learn, understand, and then create!
Since a website is the first impression, it should create a lasting effect. To design such a website, you must first study and understand the customer’s needs. If you are clear about your design, only then others would be able to understand it. So, leave no space for confusion.
2. Decide a deadline for your creativity
To stand out in the competitive world, clients always demand only one thing - uniqueness. In the race to fulfill their wish, don’t overdo your creativity. A website must be unique and attractive but not confusing. Too much creativity can turn off the viewer. So, know when to stop and what to keep.
3. It should not get stuck at loading….
Whenever the term ‘loading…. ‘ flashes on the screen, people’s patience melts like ice cream. A website that loads fast makes it to the heart of the viewer. The lesser time your website takes to load, the longer the readers will stay.
4. Too much of anything is bad
Both images and content are necessary but don’t overfeed your website with them. Keep your content up to the point, error-free, and easy to understand. This way, anyone can understand what the website is all about. It will also help search engines categorize your website for appropriate keywords and phrases. Keep your images small so that it loads quickly.
5. Easy navigation
Your website must take the reader to the relevant sections of the website. Don’t create a maze of links. If your navigation leads to dead ends, chances are the reader will navigate out of your website.
6. Contact and network
For readers to reach you, provide all possible ways to contact you. Also, it’s good to build your network in all possible mediums. Maintain a blog and build a community. It will keep the reader re-visit your website as well as share it with others too.
7. Make good color choices
Give a good color scheme to your website. Colors have meanings, and even they communicate. So, be aware of your color choices, as using a bad color combination can make your visitors leave quickly.
8. Check the health of your links
Broken links can spoil the interest of the reader. It shows a lack of maintenance by the owner of the website. Consider it in this way. Why would anyone stick around a website whose owner doesn’t care for it? Check your links and update them if necessary. They may not link to the desired places as the website updates.
As the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” great things need some time. Don’t be in a rush and create a bunch of web pages with a pile of images and content. Empathize what your client needs, define their requirements, give them a prototype of how their website will look like, and design the best for them. Now that’s what makes a perfect recipe for a website in which we are an expert.