5 Website Design Tips for Beginers
What has been changing the fastest in the online world?Well, for amateurs and those who have arrived late to the industry, it is of course, web design! And changes do not mean a minor shift from the conventional, but sweeping changes that have kept web designers and graphic artists on tenterhooks for the whole of last year.
And the most tensed, quite ostensibly, are designers in start-up firms. Entrepreneurs or web designers, almost everyone has resigned to the fact that changes are the only constant thing in web design.
To alleviate some of their pain, here are 5 design tips that they can use to sink their teeth firmly into the profitable chunk of the start-up businesses!
1. Flash is Pass – Using Flash to thunder down the throats of clients is pass. And it has passed on for good, as most mobile platforms either do not support Flash, or do so only partially.
Hence, having your website designed exclusively for the same can create major issues later on, especially from the cross-platform perspective. Flash, also does NOT help in SEO!
2. Text Typography = Images – Using great web fonts is a good way to start off on the structuring of your textual blocks on your site. Your web design may have great images, but getting micro fonts that no one can read can kill the purpose!
3. Mobile/Tablet Platforms Design should keep the mobile or tablet platforms in mind. For you would not want to be accessible to someone who uses only their iPad or a smartphone to access the Internet, would you?!
4. Collaborative Mash-ups – Use themes from sites like Tumblr or Flickr, and keep making collaborative stints. This not only gives your website a breath of fresh air but also helps you create a brand presence unlike any out in the online industry.
5. Digging into the Tools of the Future – Use CSS3, HTML5 for your website design. Or at the very least, toy with them and try to incorporate them before you end up with a website that will be redundant with the turn of the decade. For without constant evolution from one state-of-the-art design tool to another, there is no survival even for the fittest!