Building your site with a visitor first focus and connect then with your products & services.
Web Design Ideas
So at this point, you should have already finished or at least started planning your website so you know what type of site it will be and the services-applications you will be using. These will help determine the best web design ideas for your viewers and for those managing your website.
What are Wireframes?
Website Wireframes deal with the element structure for individual pages on the site, categories or page type. The wireframe gives an order to the viewer’s eye. By keeping elements in place from page to page the visitor does not have to guess or pause and look for, navigation or the next link.
Also, content layouts can be established at this time. that would include title or header placement and image size and placement.
Exceptions could be for secondary elements that can change for certain categories or page types that will help the viewer.
Elements will include
- Logo or Brand
- Primary Navigation
- Secondary Navigation
- Sidebar Area
- Footer Area
- Footer Credits
- Ad Placements
- Similar Topics
- Email Signup Form
- and the list goes on
Images and Photos
We all have heard the phrase: An image is worth a thousand words, except for web design. Not only should your image reflect what the page is about, but the typical viewer’s eyes will go to the image first and process more information & experience emotions hundreds of times faster than what they could read. This is why images are so important in the travel industry.
What is Usability?
Some websites have gone to great expense to create beautiful websites and some very artful. But today in 2020, viewer-friendly sites will be king. Currently, viewers have to dodge popups and jump over ads to find what they are looking for. Sure you want the visitors to sign up for your email list or even contact you, but to request that before someone even sees the first page they request, I don’t think so.
Friendly Usable sites will guide the visitor to the information or product they want to the point the visitor does not even have to think about it or hopefully doe not even have to use the search function, it’s very seamless.
The usability of a website including content, navigation, and services is validated by the user experience.
The navigation is the first way a viewer will interact with your site. That first click determined by the viewer thinking they will find the information they are looking for.
The friendliness of the site will be determined by how easy it is to find the link, how fast the page comes up and did they get the information they wanted.
Remember viewers are racing through the web looking for information like OJ Simson running down an airport terminal to get to the last gate. They are dodging popups, jumping over ads and maybe on a deadline. How can you make this simple and easy?