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Basics of Template Design

Keval Padia 0

Creating an ideal website is just like any other natural process; just obey the laws, avoid common pitfalls, and keep it simple, that’s all there is to it.

Now, as with any design the wire-frame plays an important role here too. It determines how easy it will be to navigate through your site and in turn how long a visitor will actually spend on the page.

Essentially there are three elements to it – one is the information design which is nothing but the way you’re going to add in the base content of the site, then there is the navigation design which focuses on proper placement of elements, so that your visitors don’t pull out their hair before finding anything useful, and finally the UI design which is the one that’s going to make your site user friendly.

Initially a paper workup will be more than enough to get things sorted out. Like, draw a rough sketch of where you want to place the elements, decide on the colors and fonts you want to use, think of innovative ways in which you can split your web real space, erase and rethink – simply keep refining before you even sit before the screen. This method definitely ensures a well-planned layout.

Working with the Stats

Knowing a little about who you’re working for is also quite important; and here you’re working for the web.

Statistics suggest that most users prefer Google Chrome better than any other browser, so if you’re taking your page for a test drive, be sure to first check here. Then you will have to decide upon which screen resolution you’re going to build your website for, generally 1366 x 768 and 1280 x 1024 prove to be most effective.

With users and retailers shifting towards mobile friendly browsing, any serious web design should give consideration to a responsive layout. A responsive layout simply features fluid grids, flexible images and media queries that make the site more adaptive.

Fine Tuning to Perfection

The UI/UX design is where you actually score; though it’s essentially just fine tuning, it decides whether your visitors will ever come back again.

To simply lay it out, keep the design simple, use just the right amount of colors, avoid too many elements, especially ads, and maintain balance between creativity and usual design patterns.

SEO content is to websites, what lightning bolt is to Frankenstein, it’s the secret ingredient that brings your site to life. Crawlers and search engines look for key words that appear more often and legitimately; working your way up the search engine result ladder the honest way ensures there are no dull moments for your website.

So remember the rules and get your design right.

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