Wednesday 15 May 2013

Five Keys To A Successful Web Design And How You Can Achieve It For Free

Web Design
Are you into web designing? Or are you just designing for your clients or as part of your business?

Whichever you are, I know that you've had those situations wherein you are flat-out disappointed with the outcome of your design. I'm sure that at one point, you felt like your new design is going to be legendary but at the end of it all, you found that the totality of the design is mediocre or lousy.

If in case you are wondering how or why your design turned-out to be poor, then this article is what you need.

I'll share with you 5 keys to a successful web design and how to achieve it for free. But even before I do that, I'd very much like it if you'll share your own tips as well. I'm sure that we've had a different experience and you probably have something up your sleeve that some of us are missing. That said, your contribution will be greatly appreciated by the web designers who are trying to better their skills. You can share it in the comment section below.

Here are 5 keys to a successful web design that you shouldn't miss:

  1. Choose the right color combination

    Add too many colors to your design and I assure you that your visitors will find it an eyesore. Some people mistake a dynamic or lively design with having too many vibrant colors. Nothing could be further from the truth!

    If you want your design to look dynamic, you should also make sure that the colors remain cohesive to the theme's overall design.

    As a general rule, most web designers would only go for 3 - 5 different colors to avoid making the site look untidy.

  2. Don't confuse your visitors

    Now when I say don't confuse them, I meant that you actively guide your site's visitors. Your design should somewhat tell the visitors where they should look first and what to do next.

    By adding too many pop-ups, contents, arrows, or blinking images, your visitors get confused on where or what they should do. This is one of the most common reasons for visitors to lose interest in your site.

    This is a major contributor in increasing your site's bounce rate.

  3. Make your page visually stimulating

    There are several things that you can do as a web designer to make the website visually stimulating. One of my personal favorites (and I know a lot of people won't agree) is to use pop-ups.

    Just make sure that your pop-up's content isn't spammy, is of good quality, and has an awesome color!

    Using the right color combination also plays a key role in this.

  4. Give your site's navigation a lot of thought

    Always think as if you're the visitor. If you do that without being biased on how your design is laid-out, you'd pretty much have an idea on how to organize your site's navigation.

    As a general rule, you need to make sure that your navigation "makes sense" in the eyes of the visitors. The contents of your navigation should be plain obvious to them, otherwise they'll get end up getting frustrated.

  5. Don't test your visitor's patience

    Make sure that your site's design does what the visitors think it should do. If your design sends wrong signals to the visitors giving them wrong impressions about what kind of information a tab or a link should contain, you can bet your family jewels that they'd end up really annoyed by it.

    This is especially true if you have links saying "free report/PLR/Plug-in" etc. but when they click it, it isn't free at all. This is really frustrating to the visitors and I strongly suggest that you DO NOT do this. If you intend to giveaway something, make sure that it's a giveaway and they won't have to pay for anything.

As you can see, web designing doesn't always have to be expensive. In-fact, if you base it on the tips noted above, you should be able to come-up with a good web design for free.

If you just focus on the things that your visitors wants or needs, your design will surely be on the right track.

These tips will surely do you wonders if you follow them since they're proven and tested to work. Once again, if you have any tips to share on how to make a successful web design, I urge you to share it in the comments section below. Spread some love to other designers. Share your tips now!

About The Author: Aileen Galsim is a blogger for Showcase Creative, a UK based printing company that provides Custom Presentation Folders, calendars, and other printed presentation products. They can be found at

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  1. Really valuable & worthy Tutorial for all the designer to get success and better web design.

  2. Thank you for posting this valuable information. These tips will help me a lot in designing various types of websites.

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  7. Thanks for these awesome web design tips. I will remember these tips in my upcoming projects for great response.

  8. Thanks for sharing these informative tips, these key elements will increase our website’s readability level.

  9. Another web design tricks that you shouldn't miss is to build Responsive Web Design (RWD) - a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors).


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