The Five Secrets to Achieve Simplicity in Web Design

Building an amazing website is very important for the success of every business that depends on online sales. It’s also important on the graphic perspective – how it looks – users should find it appealing to look and easy to use. Equally important is the simplicity aspect of web design if you want to develop a great website. Website could be technically simple or great to look, which seems simple. Let’s consider a few perspectives in this script.

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What Would You Have to Make a Note of to Achieve Simplicity in Web Design?

  • A good developer who can write clean codes and proper logics
  • An awesome technical documentation of the web infrastructure or the product flow
  • Decision on what platform you choose to build the website on
  • What are your future plans of having the website?
  • Do you have an excellent message to convey to your visitor?

These are a few key factors you would have to question yourself about even before talking to a developer of building a website for you.

Technical Simplicity: There are multiple factors, which influence the simplicity attained in web design. Choosing the right platform to work on based on what your actual requirements are is one of the key factors, which naturally drives simplicity in a web design. The scripting of your technical requirement should be purely based on the functional aspects of the website, following to which is directly co-relative is the developer. It also depends on how clean, neat, simple and scalable codes a developer can write and also how he can foresee the future of your business or whatever you plan to do through the websites. There are a lot of such situations where the client fails to work with the right person and over a period of time after the website is hosted they realize that this was not something they needed and that would not help them in any way. On the user side, a user feels that the website is simple based on what he is looking for. Most of say that it’s the look and feel of the website that helps them decide if the website is simple.

Design: WordPress websites are simple to make and the themes developers work on word press are also easy to get and available in abundant, but before you choose on building a website answer to yourself if building a website on WordPress would serve your purpose. If yes, go ahead – that can be the best option. If not, you can always opt for custom development. Many professional web developers recommend their clients to go for a custom-made website as that is more futuristic when compared to having a WordPress website. A custom development may be a little pricey, but is any day better. Having an excellent design person with you when you choose to get a custom development is an add-on.

Sitemap: How easy the user finds to navigate on your site is what defines how long he would stay there and how simple he or she feels your site is. Developing a proper XML sitemap is one of the most important points to be considered to make your website user friendly. Often, users are influenced by some ads and campaigns and they come to your website, but once they land there they would be left with no clue as to where they are and what they are doing. If they have come there with the intention of doing something, how would they do that? Most of the new e-commerce websites are classic examples for the situation stated above.

Pleasing Content Matters: Content is something, which most of us don’t give importance to. But how effectively you convey the right message to your visitor is the first impression you set about yourself. Your website, sitemap, design and all that mentioned about might turn out be great, but if the user faces problem to understand what you are doing on the line of content all that you have done goes into vain. Develop customer centric content and get the placement done properly. Also, try and avoid speaking about your products or services and focus on what value you are selling to your target audience. This is a killer point and can yield great benefits to you.

Bandwidth: Now this depends on where and how you host your website. Having a good bandwidth doesn’t allow your user to wait for the website to load. Preferably, go for a dedicated host, which also counts for your data security.

If you have considered the basic points above, you are almost near to building simply a great website. All the while, remember that simplicity, user-friendliness and clutter-free website is the key to experiencing success. Happy Developing!!

 

Manmeet Singh

I currently hold the editor-level position with DesigningTips.com and Founder as well. With a group of online & offline companies under the Soofi Group in my kitty, writing for the design genre was an interesting support to DesigningTips.com. In my opinion, everyone has their taste for design, plus the scope of writing is wide and thus the contribution I make here through words would encourage me to explore this section aptly.

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