VIEWER FRIENDLY WEB DESIGN AND LAYOUT TIPS Web Design and Layout Tips A lot of web sites today are facing one major problem: a loading time that almost takes forever. When this happens, there is a big chance that users will be too annoyed and if things become worse, they might just decide to give up and just opt for another site. Because of this, it is very important that you will design your web pages in such a way that it will load as fast as possible and this means that your page size must be kept as low as it can get. When you keep your page layout and your web design simple, you will be able to come up with a site that is not just simple to users but can also have a quick loading time to ensure that your visitors will not be tempted to leave your site and go to the next one available. Here are some tips on how to make a website that can help you in keeping your site visitors. Keep Things Simple One of the vital things that you must remember when you develop your web design will be to make it as simple as possible. Additional gimmicks such as scrolling text, java script and those add-ons that are actually unnecessary will only make things in your site slower and worse, something that will not be appreciated by your users. Also, it will be much better if you will keep yourself from using files on audio, video and graphics which call for plug-ins. These media types will need a long loading time without mentioning that a lot of users have no installed plug-ins on their own computers. If you will insist the use of these plug-ins that are not common to all computers, it will be nicer if you can give them a link where they can download the specific plug in for free. Four GIF Rule As a rule, majority of the servers load all four GIFS at one time and it will be better if you will just limit your GIF images to four or even less. If you do this, you will also be limiting your server callsâ€™ number and pages will be loaded faster. Vertical and Nestled Tables When you come up with your website design, it is usually a preferred idea if you stay away from nestled tables or tables within tables as well as those that are long and vertical since longer loading time will be needed for them, making your pages slower to load as well.
White Space and Its Benefits For your site not to feel cluttered, white spacing can be used in between images and content. This way, your content will not just be easier to read but it will also render your site with an attractive and balanced feel and look. If you will follow these tips, your web design will surely feel and look professional and at the same time, the loading time of your page will be much quicker than before.
Published on Aug 30, 2011
A lot of web sites today are facing one major problem: a loading time that almost takes forever. When this happens, there is a big chance th...