Fundamentals of Website Design
To post your website online, you need to have website design which can be stated as procedure of creation of audio-visual presentations combining the content with the designs for the target customers. Websites are made accessible through World Wide Web and web browser and software like micro blogging clients and RSS readers.
Designing a website is combination of several electronic documents and applications which is hosted using a web server. Basic aim of a site is to promote any business and its content in attractive and convincing manner. Web content generally have information of varied sizes which holds importance to the user depending upon their preferences.
If you are complete alien to the world of internet than designing a website would be difficult thing for you to understand. You should have basic knowledge about certain things website design to get accustomed to it.
At initial stages keep track of small things, for example image sizes. When image size is very huge web pages take time to load, thus irritating the visitors and losing them. Ideal size of images is 10 to 12KB.
Select the graphical images that compliment with the web content of your website. No matter how attractive the graphics is, it has to be in relevancy with the site structure, its topic and the content. Primary aim should be to provide access to content and information in proper manner. Images should be used to help achieve this goal, or else they prove to be useless occupying your web space without giving any benefit.
Limit the use of dynamic images that includes pictures that flash, move, blink, rotate, etc which can act as a disturbance for the visitors. If your website concerns mainly informative content than avoid using dynamic images. Well, if such images are required by your website, should be only used for instance for gaming websites it would go well.
At the beginning select standard layout, thus keep it simple and cute. As complicated layouts would only confuse the customers rather than helping them locate the information they are looking online. Despite the urge to use extra features and flashy layout, use simple ones. Ideal one is a 3 column layout.
For websites the font size and type have to select with care. Not all fonts can work online as in print media. For headlines or titles ‘serif’ is good and for remaining content ‘sans-serif’ is better. Limit the use of fonts to maximum two styles in your website.
To conclude website design is not very different from print media, but in certain areas it differs in features usages.