Web design is a tricky subject. There are a lot of things you should consider when creating a website. In order to simplify this task, I’ve prepared a list of do’s and don’ts principles every web designer should take into account. And the good news is that they’re all simple principles.
1. Provide a similar experience, regardless of the device
2. Design easy-to-use clear navigation
- Simple (Every site should have the simplest structure possible)
- Clear (Navigation options must be self-evident for visitors)
- Consistent (Navigation system for the home page should be the same on every page)
3. Changing the color of visited links
4. Make it easy to scan your pages
Make the important things such as screen titles, login forms, navigation items, or other important content a focal point so visitors see it right away.
5. Double check all links
6. Ensure that clickable elements look like ones
1. Make your visitors wait for content to load
2. Open internal link in a new tab
3. Let promotion steal the show
Promotions and ads can overshadow the content they’re next to and make it harder for users to accomplish tasks. Not to say that anything that looks like an advertisement is usually ignored by users (the phenomenon is known as banner blindness).