Whether you’re just looking for some personal space online or even if you’re trying to start a new business, everything starts with having a website. Of course, not just any old website will do. Take your time to ensure that you’re building an attractive, fully functioning site that visitors will appreciate just as much as you.
Although you might have “unlimited” space and bandwidth per your web host package, that doesn’t mean that you want to get carried away with uploading huge image files, like PNG files. Not only does this take up a lot of unnecessary room and thus waste unnecessary time in the loading and coding and testing, but it may also be an impediment to your traffic. If someone with a low or mediocre connection visits your site, those large images won’t even load up on their computer or mobile device.
There are a lot of different graphic styles and types you can choose from out there. It’s important that you match them up and make sure that you’re choosing the appropriate type for your content. As with the tip above, choosing the wrong type of graphics can mean that they won’t load properly for visitors. At the very least, it can create an unattractive and unappealing page that can be hard on the eyes.
Are you operating a disco? If not, stay far, far away from those blinking, strobe-light-like images. In fact, you’d do well to avoid those animated GIF images altogether. They can be very annoying for visitors unless they’re small and are working properly. And in order to create them to the right size and functionality, you may spend days making constant tweaks in the timing and size and framing of these animated images.
Most newcomers to web design have the exact same thought: “I need to create something spectacular and original!” To do this, a lot of people actually start looking for unique and complicated templates. This is the wrong approach to take. As you can see with any popular site, a standard layout is always used. The size and framing and colors and other aspects are what make them different, so remember to keep things standard for simplicity.
There are many different types of font you can select, and the list of families is also quite numerous. Just click on a program like Word and check out all the many different types of font you can find (you’d have to code each individually into your HTML). But you don’t want to use a lot of different font types. Choose two that are closely related. You won’t need to go crazy here.
Any site that’s packed header to footer with nothing but text and images is going to come across as an eye sore. You want to keep some empty space on your site, called white space. This allows your site to look pleasant and it also allows you to properly utilize the space given on any page. If you have too much content for one page, then you need to create another page.
Creating a website is not very had at all. If you can follow the few tips you have read in the article above, you will begin to understand exactly what goes into creating an attractive and functioning website.