5 most important things to remember while designing a site..

How many sites have you visited so for in your life?
Well, this is not really a simple question to start with. But it’s really relevant to this topic of discussion. You must be thinking what kind of a freak I am to ask such a nonsense question.
Now if I ask you to tell me the name of your favorite sites that you visit regularly, then you probably give a realistic glance at me. I am sure the ratio will be an outlandish one. So what’s the reason do you think?
Are there any certain features of a site that pulls you to it every now and then? There must be some.
Actually this parameter varies from person to person. But I think there are some common parameters or features that draw our attention almost immediately we visit them. In this jungle called World Wide Web, you will find sites on almost any subject, but only few of them are worth a second visit. God save the designers of those sites. I think it mainly happens because of the poor research work or lack of it! Hardly any web design company performs a market survey before the building process, so most of the time they deliver you a poorly designed site with zero market value. But you can not complain as they had included all the features you asked them to do. Here I have pointed out some features that every web designer must consider before going for the building job.
• Load time: loading time is one aspect that always plays in the back of our mind before we visit a site. No matter how effective or captivating the site may be, if it’s taking longer time than your toleration level, you will most likely to navigate away to a faster alternative. These are the factors that should be considered;
-Code length, huge coding are likely to cause slow loading.
-usage of graphics, heavy graphics can make your site an eye candy, but you must first ensure your visitors a smooth entry to your site. So make a proper balance between both.
-make sure that your site is hosted in a high end server. This ensures faster speed.
-usage of music files is not recommended.
-You can put your content on one server and the database on another. It will make your site faster and it is also secure to do that.
-use a slash at the end of the domain name of your site, which will indicate that it is a directory page and so server will take lesser time to load it.


• Compact ness: what I first notice in a site is its compactness. It not only saves space but also sends a right no fuss signal to your audience.
• User friendly ness: your site must be user friendly; too much complicacy will definitely spoil the soup. So keep it simple and avoid including unnecessary features.
• Open up your data: this is not the age of keeping the data in your volt; it is the age of exposing your data as much as possible.
• Think out of the box: you need not be conventional rather history never remembers the followers, it remembers the trailblazers. So if you think any of your approach is a bit absurd, don’t get retarded rather if you think it will work for you and then go for it.

6 comments:

Brate said...

There needs to be some consideration that should be taken care of while selecting a web designing and hosting company.

DESIGN :

Firstly, web design should be compliant with some standards that should be met while designing the website. It should be taken care by the designer while building the website, that whether its design, structure and code meets the standard requirement. Many web designing company offering cheap web designing often does not meet these designing standards. And the result getting designed your site from such companies would be that the search engines might not consider your site to be indexed and ranked on the first page of the search result. So, a web designer providing a standard-compliant web design should be hired, though it might cost you more.

HOSTING:

Secondly, this factor is almost never being addressed by any company who searches for the web hosting companies. It might be possible that your website might be hosted in a domain where other site which are considered to be inappropriate socially, having begrimed content may affect your website. Search Engines like google, Microsoft , yahoo etc would also consider your website as one of the non- suitable site though your site does not contain any malicious content. So a great care should be taken before selecting a Web hosting company.

From the experiences that I have with many web designing and marketing companies, its my wise suggestion to host and design your website from a renowned and experienced companies like www.medicalwebexperts.com. As this is one of the prominent medical website designer and hoster, your site might be placed within the domain where many other medical website would have been hosted. And this is considered to be a very positive point in the eyes of search engines. This may also increase your page rank. And also medical websites are one of the toughest website to be built, your website design would be on the safe hands.

Edward said...

These pointers are helpful, but I think you're missing out on a couple of things. Here in Toronto, web development and design specialists would say the same thing. There are other equally important things to consider.

Toronto web developers and designers take into account if the website is scalable, friendly to all screen resolutions, and compatible with any browser. Since technology is constantly varying, the website should be timeless and viewable at all times.

Anyway, I guess you already knew these things, but you just wanted to mention 5 things. So I posted additional tips for everyone to read.

myrtle said...

Great! such an informative one. Love your post.
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Anil said...

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Aiden Ryder said...

Designing a great website may seem like a daunting challenge, but as long as you keep the basics in mind, you will find the process interesting and enjoyable. Thanks.

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