Website Design

      Standout  Web  Design

Great Web design is an art and happens when design and content are seamless and you  don't  notice  the  greatness.   With outstanding website design, it's easy to find the information you need. The content makes you want to return over and over again and, most  importantly,  great  design gives credibility to the organization.    Successful Web design involves more than  just  the creation of a beautiful piece of artwork. It is instead, the construction of a multi-purpose instrument for communication on the Internet.

The basic elements that determine the success of website construction are appearance, usability, and visibility.

Website Design and Appearance

The media or method used to create the appearance of a website can have a direct influence on its usability and visibility.

Websites built using the techniques of Flash multimedia (moving images) are very often great works of art, and are beautiful to look at if you have the time, but are usually failures when it comes to accomplishing their purpose. The reasons are two-fold:

One, their technology is too far ahead of average Internet connection facilities. As of November 2009, nearly 40% of Internet users are still on   dial up connections.  Flash sites are frequently too large to download and cumbersome to view.

  • Two, and of even more importance moving forward, search engines (Google, MSN, Bing, Yahoo!) cannot read images, which is what a Flash   page is.  Search engines can only read text.  This means that the work of art will not be found.

Websites designed and constructed with HTML media (codes inserted in a file intended for display on a Web browser) are much  more  successful  because t hey  are t ext-based - download quickly and can be viewed by the search engines.

The two main factors that determine a website's appearance are color and layout.

Usability  and  Web Design

The main factors that determine how usable a website is are its navigational features and its security.

How well a user can navigate the pages of a website, and how easily they can find what they are looking for, will often determine the length of time they spend on a website.

The security of information exchanged with users on a website is crucial to the success of business oriented sites. You must protect your client's personal information.

Website  Design  and  Visability

No Website will be successful if it isn't visible on the Internet.

The two main factors that will determine how many people see a website are, its quality of content and its promotional strategies.

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