A good website is a layout that is aligned and balanced in combining several important elements which include design, content, navigation, and functionality. This is one of the important aspects in making a website. Besides that, the website must also be not too complicated, interesting, and of course user friendly that will improve the performance of the website. Before designing a website layout, it is good to know some elements in the website layout. Header Elements, Elements that contain titles and other explanations. Usually, this element is loaded with a website logo, global menus. Navigation Elements, Navigation Elements or website menus that function as access to direct other pages on the web. The Sidebar element, the content supporting element, can be a website feature, a list of other content, advertisements, additional menus, or others. Content Elements, the most important element in the website as the main content of a website. Footer Element, the closing item of the website, can contain other information about the website. And, you need customer opinions too in order to make your website better.
Content that is concise and easy to read
Content is the most important factor to convince users to stay on the website. Delivering fresh, easy-to-read and interactive content is a stepping-stone to making friends’ websites more user-friendly.
Easy to read font
Although complicated styles can be more attractive, using fonts that are better known and easier to read is a better decision. Keep in mind that San Serif fonts are the most widely accepted for online design, and serif fonts are most appropriate for print designs. Also using too many different fonts in the same design will make content less scalable. Underline and thicken keywords or links to make them stand out.
Eliminate broken links
Broken links will be confusing and unprofessional. They bring a negative impression and reduce the credibility of the content. Make sure friends test each link, button and page before launching the site.
Effective navigation means a simplified menu
Having clear and clutter-free navigation is the best thing you can do as a provider of web design services to make your website friendly for visitors. Try to limit the number of menu items as far as possible. Not making too much hassle and configuring the same navigation on each page will make browsing the site very easy.
Speed Up Your Site
Time management is important. Make sure that your website loads time in 4 to 6 seconds. The right speed is an important feature and one of the main reasons why visitors will stop visiting friends’ sites. Not to mention the fact that it greatly influences search engine rankings too.
Limit / avoid large videos, photos, flash and other files
Tempted to make the website more attractive by adding other multimedia, we might ignore the fact that the page becomes heavy and slow to load. Keep this in mind before integrating other audio/video files. Compress to minimize load time. To speed up friends’ websites, a good thing to do is to compress images using the right type of file.