- Created on Monday, 05 September 2016 09:10
- Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 09:22
- Written by Terrence
- Hits: 1929
Designing the user-friendly website is extremely important. It will make sure your clients keep coming back. Normally people preferred website with clear navigation and links. If your customers cannot find the right thing immediately quit in frustration and never come back. Making sure your website is user-friendly is not as easy as it sounds; the key is to put yourself in the consumer’s shoes.
- Drop down menus - When you need subcategory, You can create dropdown menu. It will make it even easier for customers to go directly to what they want.
- No Broken links - Make sure the links and menus work. Broken links cause frustration and ultimately hurt your website..
- Platform Independent - Your website needs to be accessible across all platforms; Smartphones, tablets, computers and even gaming systems.
- Search Bar - These help customers navigate your website faster than clicking through links.
- product image linked to their description - Pictures are more visual attraction than text. Buyers may not know the exact name of a product, but if they identify the picture they will click on the picture, the website should redirect them to the specific item.
- Easy to follow theme - Choose a theme which is easy to navigate and should accompany your company’s theme colors. Color choice is just as important as the way you show your content.
- Avoid eye straining colors - Some colors stress users. like neon green or yellow unless you really need to use them.
- Color contrast - Make sure the colors compliment or contrast perfectly like black and white.
- Content spread - Long paragraphs are not always the best, unless they are needed.
- Adding pictures - It is helpful when you add pictures between the paragraphs or explanations. This helps the visual learners better understand.
- Try the F-Layout that serves the most important information where the eyes of your viewers usually focus. This design was captured using an eye tracking camera that shows that consumers favor an F design. It has been proven to be effective, and most successful websites do have this design in fact.
- Place contact, about, FAQ’s and other similar links where they are usually found – at the bottom of the page.
- Provide a clear call to action - customers will appreciate finding text or links that gently steer them toward the next step. Your homepage should have a single, prominently displayed call to action button. This will greatly motivate buyers to move on to the next stage.
- Text Color - For a website to be readable, there should be enough contrast between the color used for the text and the color used for the background. Words should be easily read.
- Font - In general, the simpler a font is, the easier it is to read. Fonts designed to look like script or made up of special characters are less scannable. Please note you shouldn’t use many different fonts in the same design.
- Formatting - The text on a page should make full use of formatting techniques such as headlines, bulleted lists, and bolding to increase scannability. Long chunks of unbroken text are less likely to be read than small chunks of text.
- Target your products. Not all products are meant for everyone; some are age specific, some are gender specific and others may experience specific. Anyway make sure your audience is targeted..
- If your plan is working, do not “fix” it. This is a huge mistake many companies do which is trying to better the website when nothing is wrong with it. Consumers like what they know and know what they like. If you change the format of your website, it may be harder for regulars or new customers to find what they are looking for.
- If you do change your theme, keep track of your traffic and sales with this new design and tweak it weekly until you get the best results.
- color scheme - Your audience will define your theme. A younger audience would be attracted to a colorful theme, while an older generation prefers simpler themes.