10 Web Designing Tips, Tricks and Techniques

The process of ideating, planning and creating a website is called web designing and developing. The languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc are used for structuring, presentation and increase interactivity of the websites. In short this process of web designing is conceptualizing the website from scratch to end.

A professional website is need of the day for every business, it is the success route for a firm or business, if you do not have a professional website a number of clients might not come back after there first visit on your site. However every designer cannot design such a website until he is familiar with the tips, tricks and techniques of the web designing.

Although tutorials provided on the web do give the overview of HTML and web designing but unfortunately that is about it, only overview. However in today’s competitive world only overview is not enough, the web designer needs to know some useful tips, handy tricks and smart techniques.

Although HTML is the most important language but if you want to give your website an extra edge then you should also know CSS and JavaScript as these special coding languages add extraordinary effects to your web designs.

The web design tips provide a wealth of information to assist you in many aspects of web site design. You will find web design tips and advice, HTML tips and codes, CSS codes and JavaScript codes to assist you in creating special effects within your web pages.

The below mentioned tips, tricks and techniques of web designing should be known by all the designers out there:

1. Stay updated with all the markup languages


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Stay updated with all the markup languages, frameworks and methodologies, this helps the web designer to stay on top of their game. To do so, web designer must continue learning about the latest technologies. If you are a back-end developer then JavaScript and Node.js and if you are a front-end developer then CSS3 and HTML5 should be your forte.

2. Stay sharp on what you already know


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This refers to improving in your use of your daily tools. I know every one is comfortable of sticking with the patterns and methods they generally use and not learning new ones but still trying and learning new tips and techniques after a while is equally important. Well how knowledgeable are you about JavaScript design patterns? Have you used SQL joins? These are not new techniques but if you do not know how to use them then you definitely are new to them. Set aside some time to also focus on existing languages and software, such as chat live for ecommerce sites or the QR code.

3. Use better programming practices


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Each time a better programming language should be used in order to make your web designs the best. The better techniques use the better will be your web design.

4. Correct usage of background color and texts


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When planning a combination for your web design you should be very careful about choosing color. Your colors should be such which easily attract your target audience. I would recommend light background with dark text, as the reverse of this decrease the readability 10% or less.

5. Creating seamless background

HTML allows you to embellish web pages in many ways. One of these is, putting a background image using background attribute. Employing an odd or non-related image is absolutely the wrong trick. The reason is that browsers tile the background image. You can either make a very large background image, something like 1000 X 800 pixels or use a smaller seamless image. And the only reason I emphasized on seamless background image is that the FILE SIZE.

6. Choosing foreground colors for web pages and web sites

The basic technique is contrasting background and foreground color. Remember, it’s easy for your visitors to press the back button on their browsers. The trick is use a contrasting color combination for the page background and the foreground text.

7. Create site map for your web site


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A site map is one page or sometimes a set of pages, which lists all, or most of the pages on a web site. If your web site is small, consisting of only a few pages, the tip for you is you can have links to all these pages from one page and voila – the site map is ready.

8. Good website navigation


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The important tip to remember by all is designed for visitors NOT for yourself or your boss. And that people come to your website for information and so site navigation is very important.

9. Prevent caching of web pages by browsers

When visitor view your page it is stored by their system inside the cache directory. When visitor view your pages again, the browser searches the cache, and if it finds the page there, it displays it immediately. This creates problems to for you as web developers when you update a page since the visitors see an older version (that was stored in the cache) of the page. To prevent this from happening, the easy trick is set the expiration date.

10. Usage of Flash

This it the most important thing which a designer needs while designing as without this the designer can not add any animation or video on their website. This is a technique by which you can give your website a cutting edge over other web sites.

There are many more useful tips, tricks and techniques of web designing which I think are beneficial, but I will definitely discuss the rest in my upcoming articles for you all. I think these basic will help my readers in a great way.

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8 Responses to “10 Web Designing Tips, Tricks and Techniques”
  1. Sarmista Aun

    Hi
    Thanks for the tips. Choose your background effectively so that your text gets displayed clearly.

  2. Baytech Web Design

    Really superb tips,totally awesome post and 7th point create site map for your website is outstanding,Please be regularly sharing this type of superb post.Thanks

  3. Hollywood Web Design

    Thank you for sharing such useful tips. It will be really of great help for new web designers like me. Sharing your post to my team. Staying tuned for more great web design tips.

  4. Clearwater Web Design

    Your ideas are brilliant! I will be sharing your post to our new team of web designers. Thanks for the share.

  5. Daniel

    We usually lack on small tricks and techniques on our designing. Here are some guidelines, Hope it would be useful. Thanks for sharing the post.

  6. Luke

    I think your 10th tip is untrue. There are lots of other possibilities to add animation and/or videos to your website, without the use of Flash. I’ve had a web design company for about 5 years now and we rarely used Flash, especially the last couple of years the need to use flash deminishes. Just use HTML5 / CSS3 / jQuery.

  7. Lana Puckett

    Very informative and interesting. thanks for posting this info.

  8. web design resources

    super tips, the points explained in 9. Prevent caching of web pages by browsers are really worthy and i appreciate it :) thanks for sharing

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