To the people who choose to give web designing a try themselves usually begin with a website template. The basic knowldge of html and graphic design will help you to design a more professional website. When designing a website you should focus on the most important element first, the thing that could affect the purpose of the page if removed. In planning your website, you should be aware of all the elements that needs showing on the website and how to use them to communicate the intended message.
When writing html codes for your website, try to put the important contents as high up as you can. Designing a sales-focused website is different compared to designing a gallery or personal website. Every design decision you make should be focused on the main goals that you have established before building the website. You need to know that the purpose of this type of website is convert normal visitors to customers, and it’s not something that you would use to apply for the next website design award. Once this is cleared up in your mind you will be able to design a website that can help your generate revenue.
Not so epxerienced web site designers tend to create messy codes without knowing it themselves, particularly when they amend the design layout over a number of times during the development process. This can serious affect your website’s search engine ranking and the time it takes to make any changes in the future. You need to think “deeper” than just the appearance of a website. A well structured and coded website can you a lot of time in the long run. And also, write comments above important codes because you will most probably forget why you did that when looking back at it after a couple of months.
I have found that the look and feel of a website depends on the client’s taste and getting the first draft approved by the client can be a real challenge. The best way to save time on this part to ask your client for something that he/she likes. Ask questions and try to gain a good understanding of his/her needs before starting the initial design.
Overall there are many factors to consider when designing a professional website and the best way to learn is by doing. You will make mistakes along the way and how you handle them will determine how quickly you can become a top web designer!