The Do’s and Don’ts of Good Website Design

We at www.websiteredevelopment.com like to think we know a thing or two about website design and after over a decade in the business here are some of the tips we’ve acquired along the way, with a few pitfalls to look out for too.

Do make sure each page is interesting and has something to offer the customer. Each page should remind them why they are looking at your website and not one of your competitors’.

Don’t put too much information on one page. More than two screens on the majority of pages is too much – you don’t want to overwhelm your customer, most of us have a short attention span!

Do think about the organisation of your site. Make the process of moving from page to page easy and make sure the route that your customer can take is a logical one.

Don’t use needless gaudy graphics and animations. Flashing text and animated stick men died in the 80s with the Commodore 64 - lets keep it that way.

Do make sure each page has an obvious link back to your homepage. There’s nothing more annoying than having to click ‘back’ god knows how many times to get back to where you started.

Don’t get sloppy. Use things like spell check and re-read what you write on your website. Nothing looks more amateur than a web page with spelling mistakes and bad grammar.

Do pay special attention to the title of your web page. Make sure it relates to the content, is succinct and not full of random characters. You’d be surprised how many people notice the title of your page!

Don’t have “Under Construction” pages. If a page isn’t ready, disable the link until it is finished.

Do get in contact with us here at www.websiteredevelopment.com! We can build you a brand spanking new website or fix your existing website. We can increase sales, make your site user-friendly, improve your search engine rankings and generate new enquiries for you and your business.