You have created your site but you do not know where to start in terms of the design of your site? Want to give a more professional look to your existing website? Follow these six tips to take your web design to another level!
- Choose your colors.The choice of colors is very important to have a successful website. Your colors must be harmonized to add dynamism to your site. We advise you to limit yourself to three colors, and use the 60/30/10 rule, a dominant color that occupies 60% of the surface of your site, a complementary color that contrasts well with the dominant color and occupies 30% of the surface, and an accent color that occupies 10% of the surface. It is also necessary to choose colors that suit the mood you want to give your site. For example, pastel colors are normally reminiscent of softness, vivid or neon colors are reminiscent of youth or dynamism, while neutral colors give a more serious look. If you need help creating a beautiful color palette, tools like Adobe Color CC, or ColorCo could help you.
2.Choose your fonts.
Decorative fonts are usually pretty, but rarely practical. They are often more difficult to read and are not suitable for all situations. To choose a font, you must bet on readability and functionality. Sans serif fonts, like Arial or Raleway, are usually used on the web for their good readability and modern appearance. On the other hand, if you want to give a more classic look to your site, a serif font, like Cardo, will be in order.
3.Choose your media.
Of course, photos add a lot of visual appeal to your website, but you have to make sure they are of good quality because the blurry photos take a lot of professionalism off your site. In addition, large background photos are very popular but to make your home page look better, you need to have a picture that is big enough so that it is not blurry when it is full screen.
4.Do not overload.
To highlight the information you want to transmit, it will purify your content. Although it is tempting to fill all the available space with as much information as possible, it will not help your user to find the information he is looking for quickly. It’s better to stick to the more important information and structure your content. In addition, do not be afraid to leave blank spaces, it lets breathe your layout and puts the rest of the information even more in value.
5. Make sure you have good readability.
Above all, the design of your website must highlight your content. It should not distract your user. You must make sure to have a good contrast between the color of the font and the color of your background to have good readability. If you decide to use a photo as a background, you will have more trouble adding text to it. To maintain good readability, it will have to be bigger and more contrasting than on a plain background. Make sure that the information you want to communicate is highlighted, so that your user does not have to dig very long to find what he is looking for.
6.Keep abreast of new trends.
Finally, to have a top site, you can keep abreast of the latest trends, and make your site “flat design”, or follow the trend of “long scrolling” and condense all your content on a very long page. You can even have a look at some popular accounts to see the latest design trends, and lots of other tips for creating your website.