Designing A New Website
When designing a new website, you will want to keep your content clear and on subject. Delivering a large amount of information can be a good thing, but visitors may not know what they need to focus on, and their attention may bounce around before actually reading, or worse, leave because of feeling overwhelmed.
Images are also a good way to get your featured stories noticed, which can also be further reinforced by stronger headlines. But avoid overwhelming visitors with complex headers and pop-ups.
Dropdown menus are good, but when used excessively, they will not make your website more manageable for users. Sometimes, nicely structured tabs and plain old horizontal links can work well in a content-rich website.
Keep Your Website Updated
As a website designer, you need to be up-to-date with the latest in the industry if you want your designs to be relevant.
If you get trapped into designing websites that are outdated and are not what is expected, your websites will not succeed, and you will lose to your competitors. Website designing is continuously learning and relearning. It is all about knowing the latest updates in website design, programming and understanding their use to make the website more cutting edge. Why must you keep yourself up to date? The answer is not hard to understand. If you do not know what is happening, you will find it difficult to look good with your audience's expectations. Visitors expect a certain kind of freshness in website design. This is something that you will not be able to offer if your designs follow the same old routine.