The website is your window to the virtual world. For a business is like the window of his shop, the exterior facade, the main entrance to their offices and the area caters to customers. In the Web-site as in the physical world, the ease to get to your business, get in, ask, answer your questions and be informed, and to order or purchase is key to the visitor is satisfied, it recommends to acquaintances and return again in the future. The following tips will help you design a site that meets these goals.
1: Quick to Download
This is rule number one, especially for a business site. Avoid using on the main-page or page-image input from external links or Flash animations that last a long time to download for viewing in the browser.
Remember that time is money, especially for someone in a hurry, tired of searching the web, connected to a laptop with limited time battery using a modem connection, or paying time in a cyber cafe. In these cases every second of delay counts.
2: Presentation Nice View
The design of a Web site must be in accordance with the purpose for which it was created. A place for business will look very different to a site for fun. The design should be based on the type of business, product or service offering. However, no matter what type of site, a main requirement is that it should look pleasing to the eye.
The combination of colors, graphics, logo, photographic and artistic images, backgrounds-the type, size and color of text, distribution of information and in general, the content must present a clear and attractive view, leave a good looking impression to visitors.
Another aspect to consider is the size of the pages. Ideally should not exceed the limits of the visible browser window, especially to the right. This is according to the size and resolution of monitor used. Consider that a good portion of the monitors in use are 15 inches with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
3: Easy to Use and Navigate
No use looking beautiful if difficult to understand how to find information and move from page to page on the site. You must provide means to facilitate site navigation, to provide users their location and where they can find the information they are seeking.
The most recommended means to do so are the side and top menu navigation bars at the top indicate the current location in the site structure, the link button to the main (home) page, the title page, a separate page showing the structure or site map (site map), an internal search engine, error pages, and internal links. Check the links each time you make a change in the pages to see if they work well.
The page design should be consistent, i.e., maintaining the same position as the key elements logo, titles, menus and other navigation elements. Consistency should equal colors, fonts and links on different pages of the site. Links must be clear, distinguishing between visited and unvisited.
Easy navigation is achieved if also has a logical and hierarchical structure of the sites, which pages are organized into directories and sub directories thematic or functional. The aim is to allow the user to reach all levels of the site from any page you are.