You don’t have to be a great designer to create an awesome looking website. There are so many beautiful and customizable web templates available that there’s little excuse for publishing a poorly designed website. The web is a visual medium and if you want to stand out, your site needs to look great.
Sometimes changing just a few minor things on your website can improve your site design tenfold.
Remember, the best design is often design that does not call attention to itself.
Quick tips to better web design
1. Stick to a color palette.
Try to limit your website to just a handful of colors. Be consistent and use a site like www.colourlovers.com to pick out a killer palette.
2. Adding photos is an excellent way to add depth and interest to your website.
Professional photos are ideal, but a beautiful iPhone pic can do the trick too. Also, don’t be afraid to upload panoramic background images and large banner photos. Large images will infuse your site with life. If you don’t want to use your own photos, check out a site like www.istockphoto.com or www.shutterstock.com where you can buy professional images for use on your site.
3. Stick to just one font.
If you use two, use one for headers and one for the body (the part where most of the text resides).
Well, there’s three very easy ways to make sure your web design is inviting and engaging. Got any more simple suggestions for web design? Let us know in the comments below.
[Web design image from Shutterstock.]