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DIY web design tips

A1dezine Ltd | August 15, 2017 | DIY | no responses

These days most of the small business owners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to have a website. And, it has become very easy to create your own website with the rise and development of amazing drag-and-drop tools such as Weebly or Squarespace, for website designing.

But, for those people who don’t have adequate knowledge about web designing and don’t have time to understand the ins-and-outs of about it won’t be a fun project. Here are some of the effective DIY web design tips that every website should follow to create an impressive site:

Make your homepage attractive

Websites act as a digital brochure of your online business and activities. So, it is imperative that your homepage should clearly describe everything about you and your business. When someone clicks on a link to your site on social media they will directly land on your homepage. Thus, your homepage should be able give all the important details about your business within few minutes. You should put at least one or more pictures that convey all the important about your business or brand and also describe what services you provide.

Use an appealing and clear colour scheme

Make sure to pick at least 3 to 5 colours like black, grey or white and just use these colours only to give a unique look to your website. Create an impressive design layout for your site. Use different colours each for all page headers, all sub headers, all links, etc., if you want to give your site a cohesive and professional look. You can use online tools such as HTML colour codes, Colour-Hex, The Colour Picker to obtain a colour hex codes.

Use maximum three fonts on your website

This will again make your site look branded and cohesive. If you use a lot of fonts on your site, it will make it look messy. A great option is to use one sans-serif font, one serif font (such as Georgia, Times, Baskerville) and one flourish font (this could be a handwritten, cursive font, or something more comical). Again, make sure to use one font for all page headers and other for all body text.

Place at least one appealing photo on every page

In today’s online world, viewers like to visit sites that have appealing visuals which describe its work and business. So, you should include a picture on every page of your site. If you don’t have a good or professional-looking photos to use, you can get photos from wonderful free options like Death to the Stock Photo and Unsplash which are offering great pictures for both personal and commercial use.

Choose a great writing style for your site and use it in all the body texts

If you want to make your website more personalised and friendly for your viewers make sure to select a great tone for it. When choosing your body texts make sure to know what you want to convey to your users.

Guide your audience

Every page of your website should be able to tell your audience what to do next and guide them through the experience. This could mean placing a “start here” button on the homepage or using a button that directly links your homepage to the most popular pages on your site. Also, make sure to include a direction or ask option on the bottom of every page.

For instance, you can ask your viewers: “Are you excited to use my web design services? Or Want to learn more about my services?”

Make it very easy for your audience to reach out to you

If you have a wide group of audience that often visits your site, you should make it super easy for them to connect with you.  It is best to have a separate “Contact or Connect” page that will link your site with your email address and a social website. You should also give your contact number (if any) so your customers can directly contact you.

Never use any pages that say “Coming Soon”

If you don’t have ready content for a particular webpage, then simply don’t include it in your navigation bar. Make sure to hide it from your audience by making it in the back-end.

Always embed and highlight your links

It always makes sense to embed and highlight the text you want to link to a particular content. It is super easy. You just need to go on to your text editor and click a small button that looks like a chain link to insert your link. 

Never wait to set up your website

Many people wait for a very long time to set up their site and launch them only when they are completely perfect. Make sure to set up the basic pages and content ready and then you can make any modifications that you want while it has been launched and used by your potential customers or viewers.

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