Design – How to design your website right the first
Design and Image:
The image your website design projects on
the internet is one of the most important aspects you need
to keep in mind at all times when choosing a firm or designing the website yourself.
It is very important to remember that most of your visitors
haven’t spoken to you yet and your site will be the
first impression they have of your company. If your website
design lacks professionalism and/or does not reflect that
of a well established company, your new prospect can easily
very well intentioned, most website design firms lack the
experience and artistic
skill to give their clients the website design that truly
represents them. You’ll probably quickly realize that
programmers are not the best designers. That is why a website
design company should have their production teams split in
2. Hire a website designer or designers who create layouts
and website programmers who, when the website design is approved,
codes the layout so it becomes a website. Somewhere around
60% of the work on an average website (10 pages) should be
on its design (choosing the right pictures, text layouts,
menus and disposition for the overall website).
Website design compatibilities:
It is fairly easy
to build a basic website design these days, with all the
programs that automate code;
hence there are a lot of so called “professional” website
design firms or website designers (the guys who do this from
the computer in their apartment). But only a very small fraction
of people who can actually build a website can do a good
job at it. The quickest example I can give you is when building
a site there is a lot to consider when programming the code.
Internet Explorer V4, V5, V6
Netscape V5, V6, V7
Internet Explorer V5, V6
Netscape V5, V6, V7
Safari, Opera, etc,
Now if the site isn’t
programmed in accordance with all these browsers, browser
operating systems, the website design will most likely display
incorrectly when visited. Exp: some images might not load,
some pictures might be crooked; some functions can lead to
error messages, etc. And all this is but one of the multiple
details that should always instinctively be kept in mind
when programming and designing a site.
Website design structure:
I am sure you have been on a website before
where you have felt confused and or could not find what you
where looking for, and so ended up leaving and feeling frustrated.
Unfortunately this happens all too often because a lot of
website designers out there are very computer savvy and program
the website in function of how they would like it, not keeping
in mind the fact that most of the visitors will not be website
designers or programmers and sometimes barely know how to
open their own computer. When creating a website design,
it is important to not only make sure that the visitor knows
at all times what section they are visiting and can reach
any section easily, but also make sure that the information
in those sections is clearly displayed and not confusing.
Getting your website design project right the first
A lot of the business
in the website design industry is generated by clients
that have already paid to
get a website design in the past, and after using it for
a while are not satisfied with it. Eventually these clients
end up calling another website design firm because they decide
they need to upgrade their image so they can use their website
to its full potential. But sadly for the client he ends up
paying sometimes almost twice the amount because the first
website design won’t be used anymore and the website
has to be completely redesigned from scratch. Unfortunately
it is very easy to be misled and a lot a people get frustrated
with their website design because there is so much they don’t
know about websites and the Internet in general.
You have read our website design article to this point and still want to build
your own website? Read On!
Getting your website design project started:
To build a professional
website design, you've got to look at the individual, business
needs and make those your main concern. Take it from the
standpoint of: “what look must my website’s design
have in order to help the company or individual, be successful?
Building a professional website design is complex. It requires a combination
of knowledge and skill as well as a creative and artistic mind to achieve a
website design that will captivate the attention of visitors.
Here is a basic website design guide to
get you started.
• Become HTML
savvy. The kind of fine tuning of HTML code required when
doing good website design
requires you to learn the basic HTML ropes. Good website
design software can help, but many of these programs can
be confusing and hard to maintain. For the most complete
list on HTML tutorials, visit
• Artistic taste is not something given to you with computer programs.
This is something you develop over time and with enough experience in website
design. Although a on Photoshop software is always a good way to start.
• Website navigation and user-friendliness. A key aspect to making your
visitors happy is insuring they go where they need to go, quickly and efficiently.
This can be an arduous task, especially with larger-than-average websites (15-20
web pages). Good navigation design comes from experience, and should be one of
the most important aspects of your website design project. These helpful can help.
• CGI and database programming. No matter the size of your website design
project, you are bound to find a "contact us" form or search application
on a website that will require some CGI programming installation and configuration
skills. HTML Goodies.com can help you with that.
open to answer a hyperlinked question. The best source for this is, again, at .
Online marketing & exposure. Who else
understands your website better than you? No one. That
is why it is important to let an outside company, who might
be doing your marketing campaigns, know exactly what your
website’s goals and purposes are. An ideal website
design firm understands how to incorporate a search engine
friendly design into your website. A would be the optimum
solution to increasing your website’s ROI and increasing
your revenue’s bottom line..
There you go! Website design in a nutshell!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me: jonathan
@ nrjdesign.com. Let me know what you think and if you have
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