|Top 10 Things to Consider in Having a Great Website|
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|Monday, 29 March 2010 16:16|
So you have a good website and you're wondering how to make it great. You're wondering if you have a user friendly website, a website that will keep customers coming back for more.
Here are a few factors to consider when reviewing your website. You might want to make some changes. Here are the top ten issues in website design and usability.
Think about these items in relation to your website and consider what changes you might want to make to achieve a great website.
1. Call To Action2. The First Impression
What do you want your visitors to do? Make a donation? Buy a product? Contact you for your service? Regardless of the content of the page make sure that you include a clear call to action. Ideally, the homepage should have a call to action, however, all pages should have a call to action. Make it easy for visitors to donate, purchase or contact you.
People want to know what you do right away to allow them to determine if they should continue browsing. If they can't tell what it is you do they will likely go somewhere else. It is also important to give people a way to contact you easily if they should decide to do so.
3. Easy Navigation
After identifying what you do customers will seek out more information if they are interested. Having a user friendly navigation system is important. Typically, you shouldn't have more than 5-7 choices in your main navigation and keep it consistent on every page. This doesn't mean you can't be creative - you just want to find another place to let your creativity shine.
4. Contact Information
People will visit your website many times before they decide to hire you or purchase a product from you. When they make the decision to move forward don't make them wonder how to contact you. Make sure your contact information is clearly and accurately displayed.
Most visitors won't scroll unless you have convinced them it's worth their while. Knowing this, you want to make sure the most important pieces of each web page are above the fold. This is especially important on the home page. On other pages such as your FAQs page or blog, visitors come their to spend time reading and won't mind scrolling.
6. Inviting Content
8. Visual Appeal
While content is very important, an attractive website is more enjoyable and appealing for visitors. If a website has an unattractive design visitors are likely to spend less time on the website. Choosing colors that work well together as well leaving room for white space is important to not make the site feel cluttered and busy.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 23:48|