Web Page Design
. . .
more than a first impression, and since a web site is your
identity on the web, it is important for that impression
to hold your visitor's attention.
every design job with only the client's needs in mind, making sure
the message is clear, concise, unique, and effective. The design
must reflect the personality and image of the client.
Just having an online presence will
not be enough. It
takes more than a fancy logo to keep your
customer from hitting the back button.
Your web site should contain the
following key features that prove invaluable to online users:
a navigation menu on every page with links to all major sections
of your web site. Sleek
and fast are the keywords here. Your customers must be able to
get there, navigate effortlessly throughout the site, and
clearly understand your message.
Look - Bells
and whistles such as animations and large images should be used
sparingly. The best approach is to keep your site clean
and simple as possible. Avoid using text only but when
graphics are included keep them small and relevant to your
Capability - Even
when you offer a selection guide some online users will want to
search your web site for key words or phrases. A search
engine can be a valuable tool for users that allows them to scan
your entire web site or focus on a specific item.
Contact - Every
page must offer users a way to contact you.
Offer email links as well as separate areas for customers to
order products or request literature. Use online forms
rather than just an email link as you can capture more complete
and vital data.