Better Website Design


Design and more design! To put the wonders of a good design into perspective, you can try to imagine yourself buying a T-Shirt. First of all, what do we tend to look at? The first thing is the design of the T-Shirt, of course. Assuming that all the other factors are constant, the design or appearance, would then become the key aspect.

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Trying to imagine yourself in another individual’s shoes, as usual, here are two more situations.

Situation A : A website with good design and breathtaking graphics. (Good color schemes with a matching theme), and pictures. Optimum resolutions and relevant fonts and word sizes are used.

Situation B : A website inversely equipped with gruesome graphics and pictures in terms of resolution, quality and relevancy. For example, red pictures with a bright green background. Fonts used which don’t match albeit too fanciful. Or too small, and artsy font-types.

In the Situation A, visitors that will enter the website will immediately be awestruck and impressed by the design and artwork. The well placed pictures and designs will somewhat symbolize or represent the positive and professional nature of the company/website. As we know, most of your visitors will also tend to judge through impression.

As for Situation B, the shabby environment due to a severe lack of creativity and badly taken pictures wouldn’t exactly help in drawing visitors to your website. Fonts that are hard to be read, let alone understood, and appreciated, and mismatching themes in terms of color, won’t be exactly welcoming, will they?

Analysis: Now, the essential idea here is to always plan your websites, and try to get other individuals that will provide feedback and different perspectives. Each mindset might differ, but at least you will get some room for improvement. Don’t get me wrong, even a very ordinary website with proper design could generate plenty of positive implications, but the main idea here is to at least maintain the idea of an good, neat and impressionable website.

James Reid is contributing editor at This article may be reproduced provided that its complete content, links and author byline are kept intact and unchanged. No additional links permitted. Hyperlinks and/or URLs must remain both human clickable and search engine spiderable.

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