Features of a Good Design

Text

Text is big enough to read. Background does not interrupt the text. The content is clear. You need to identify what you want to achieve with your website.

Navigation

Your website should be easy to navigate. Every page should be consistent and easy to understand links back to other pages. It should give visitors context and help them to find quickly what they are looking for on a website. Without proper navigation a website becomes just a jumble of content. Navigation is even more critical for large websites: in fact, without proper navigation, the larger the website, the less usable it will become. Navigation design is thus a critical function that must be carefully planned and implemented.

Navigation buttons and bars are easy to understand and use. Navigation is consistent throughout the web site. Navigation buttons and bars provide the visitor with a clue as to where they are, what page of the site they are currently on.

Graphics and designs

True images, animations and designs are one of the important elements because somehow this makes a site more fun and less boring. But excessive use of this elements would just make your visitor get irritated so limit your animations and images because content and clear identified goal still matters.

Buttons are not too big.

Every graphic link has a matching text link. Graphics and backgrounds use browser-safe colors. Pages download quickly.Good use of graphic elements (photos, subheads, pull quotes) to break up large areas of text.

Links

Link colors coordinate with page colors. Links are underlined so they are instantly clear to the visitor. Appearance is not the most important issue. Its “accessibility”, “usability” & “search engine visibility” is more important. If possible, consider doing a couple of other things like, making web pages on the Internet fully “accessible” and “usable” to all users, especially those with disabilities, speed up your website, make it easy for prospective customers to find what they are looking for, make your “web design” easy to navigate.

By Riya Estrada
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