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.
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
2. Stay sharp on what you already know
3. Use better programming practices
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
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
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
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.