Web Design

5 Useful Web Design Tips

Avoid using lengthy text on the landing page

The purpose of a landing page is to lead the user to do something. E.g. Click on a call-to-action button, fill out a form etc. As a result, avoid using long descriptive texts on the landing page as this will take the focus away on where you want to lead the user. Long descriptive texts can also be frustrating and difficult for the user to read.

Ensure colours are legible

When designing a site, you need to take into consideration that different types of users who will view the site. E.g., a user could suffer from colour vision deficiencies and as a result, may struggle to distinguish the text colour from the background colour. You can use a site like Contrast Checker – WebAIM to combine two colours together to ensure full-colour legibility.

Add white space to let your website breath

Adding some white space to your content can help with not only design but also user readability. A website that contains lots of information tightly packed can make the page overwhelming for a user to read. You can also use visual elements to create separation in your content.

Learn about SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

Although not compulsory for a designer, it would be beneficial for you to learn about different SEO techniques to help your site in the search engine ranking. When designing a site, think about the text you use for your headings, paragraphs etc. Also, always remember to add alt-texts to your images.

Ask for better feedback & critique on your work

Now that you have designed a website you will now want to showcase it to your peers. When your peers are reviewing your design, always ask them to be open and honest as possible. By doing this, you can get the feedback you need to help you take your design to the next level and as a result, this will make you a better web designer.

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