Are you interested in web design? Do you wish to start your own web design career or re-design your own site? If you are serious, look to the tips below to help improve your skills.
Check your webpages for broken links before publishing them. Visitors become frustrated easily when they click a link and find that it leads to the wrong place. Use a program or check links manually to be sure you have no broken links on your site.
Avoid creating user interface (UI) controls that mislead your visitors. These controls include elements, widgets and more that create an interactive experience, such as a link, drop-down list or button. You do not want to make visitors think that clicking on an underlined word or phrase for example, will lead to a new page if it is not actually linked to something else. When your visitors have expectations of something working a certain way and it does not, they are more likely to assume there is something wrong with your site and leave.
Use a tracking service, rather than displaying your visitor counter for all to read. Many websites still display their counters, yet they do not serve any real purpose. There are many high quality tracking services available, and some are even free. Use these instead of showing off how many people visit you.
Make sure your business logo is well-designed and prominently on every page of your site. Your logo is a key component of your brand, and it should be one of the first things people see when they go to your website. If you can't come up with a good idea for a logo, there are design firms that will make you one at relatively low cost.
You should now basically have an understanding of how web design works. If you make use of your new knowledge, great sites lay ahead for you.