Seven Tips for successful web design


Many people without website design experience find designing a website to be an extremely daunting task. However, with the right advice and help, designing a website need not be so difficult. The article below outlines several helpful web design tips to leave your medical website design, navigable, useful, appealing, and successful.
 
Tips #1
Ensure that your site has designs that load very quickly. A very image-heavy website may frustrate readers who must wait for the entire page to load, so choose your placement of images very carefully. Consider whether the image you are using is necessary or if a description will suffice just the same. Do not put too many images in, not only for the sake of loading the page, but also for having a cleaner, less cluttered page.
 
Tips #2
Be sure your site has clear navigation. If you utilize a 'toolbar' at the top of your page, with drop down lists that stem from each tab, do not have a second or third drop down list stemming from that first drop down list. Instead, utilize a single drop down list, and link to the other pages from options on that list. Additionally, you could just have all the information pertaining to an area ('contact us', for example) be available from a navigation page that loads when that particular tab is selected.
 
Tips #3
Be sure your website works for all resolutions. Send the website to friends with various computers, and see how their computer views your site. If it does not work in certain resolutions, you may turn off an entire collection of readers who utilize that resolution.
 
Tips #4
Be sure your site works in all web browsers. Most clients will not open a separate web browser simply to view one site and instead will view a different site. Though Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are both very popular browsers, Safari, Opera, and Google Chrome all contain potential readers for you, and they should have access to your site.
 
Tips #5
Use fonts that are professional and readable. Avoid fonts like papyrus or comic sans, and opt instead for more professional fonts like Garamond, times new roman, et cetera.
 
Tips #6
Use images sparingly. They may slow down your site as it loads, and appear gaudy and cluttered. Create a professional photo gallery using the best of your photos if you must display many photos.
 
Tips #7
Check your site regularly for broken links, and ensure each link sends the reader where it says it goes. Be sure no link requires a log-in if you link to another site. In some cases, you may have to warn your reader that they are leaving your site if they click a link that will take them elsewhere.
 
Applying the above information to your medical website design will give your site a professional design, layout, and navigation system, which your readers will find appealing. Building a good reputation for having a helpful and navigable website works wonders in bringing back old readers and attracting new ones. By following the above tips, you can ensure a strong and loyal readership, thus boosting your web traffic.
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