What Are the Basic Qualities of a Good Qualitative Web Design?

www.kingdomice.comBusinesses recognize the importance of having a website, with that said the quality of a website is what matters here and it plays a major role in getting the site ranked higher. This factor is assessed mainly. Depending on the various components that are mentioned above, quality of a website is determined and it includes the following like:

  • Website size
  • Download time
  • Website structure
  • Broken links

With that said, all these factors play a major role in determining the excellence of a website. As far as the website structure quality is concerned average number of clicks, navigability and structural complexity matters. More to the point, there are different tools that are used to examine the components of a website like website extractor, W3C link checker, webpage analyzer and W3C markup validation service. 

Web Designer Tips: Essential Components For A Good Website Design

Writing your website’s specifications

You have the opportunity to get everything perfectly right when you commission a new website. Get your specifications documented accurately to define what sections should be incorporated into the design and what it should look like.

If you will be updating website content yourself, you would want it to be structured that way. The website should reflect your style by being personal, proficient and professional, be easy to navigate and have a clutter free, no-nonsense design. A very important element is having a mobile platform that offers a column view to smartphone and mobile phone users.

If your website targets current and potential clients, the contact information and testimonials are significant elements. The current trend is to have telephone numbers and your email address on every page instead of just one, along with the links or buttons for following you on social networks. Testimonials establish your credentials so add a quote from a journalist or client on each page, while also presenting your large collection of testimonials on a separate page.

New content can be highlighted on your homepage to draw attention to your latest articles. Another section that generally requires regular updates is coverage, where you can feature links to recent blogs, articles, news stories, case studies and reviews that showcase your work with clients and all the amazing products and services you provide.

All these elements are brought together with your personal touch and a strong positioning statement on your homepage, where you can add a photo of yourself with a handwritten introduction line or positioning statement in just one short sentence. This is important because people like to know the person they are dealing with.

Your website design

The key to good results is selecting the right web designer and host. Discuss your requirements and expectations with a few web designers. Discuss platform options and quotes. WordPress is generally considered the best platform option by most web designers. Choose someone with a good professional repute, design ideas that appeal to you and a work ethic that you feel comfortable with. You could also opt for someone because they offer you a customized design. Establish exactly what all your web designer will do. SEO is a must have, especially if you are a B2C organization. The mobile interface also has to be incorporated within the website design.

You can either continue with the same webhost or choose a new company. A reliable local company that provides IT support could be a wise choice so that you can get help straight away if you have issues. You could even prefer a small company for personal service, rather than a large hosting provider.

The Author of this article is Associated with http://www.bottle-rocket.com/, a professional Web Design Company, provides creative, effective and affordable website design, website development, Internet marketing and SEO services to corporate, businesses and individuals.

New Trends in Web-Design

Fascinated by technology we all are, aren’t we? Internet – the vast resource of everything; keeps on evolving with time. Last year in 2012 there were far more people who took to mobile communication than was expected. Web developers all over are constantly rising up to new challenges they face with this ever continuous metamorphosis of the World Wide Web. Let’s have a quick glance at the latest trends:

· No Flash Forward

2005, a year when Adobe had made some big claims about all user content that had images and videos on the web would only be Flash based. Apple however, didn’t take the message well and with its first generation of iPad launched soon, it had totally denounced Flash.

Gone are the days when Adobe used to rub shoulders with the big-wigs of software industry. It is approaching bankruptcy as it has announced the discontinuation of Flash. Android 4.1 onwards will not be using it. Doors have opened up for other web-design options like HTML5 and Java Script.

· Job’s legacy lives on

Apple is still taking its role of a pioneer in hardware innovation seriously. Last year with iPad 4 it launched Retina display. A display technology that has twice the density of pixels of a normal LCD. It would have made even High Resolution pictures appear pixelated on future Apple devices. Web-designers however, seem to have found an answer for this in a Javascript (retina.js).

· It’s Adaptive vs Responsive for Web 2.0

A sharp rise in numbers of Smartphones and Tablet users has scurried web-designers to change their approach to design. Adaptive and Responsive are the two trends that seem to have caught the fancy of developers around the world.
In an Adaptive design, the website adapts its functionality dependent on the device it is being viewed on; whereas Responsive websites are designed with a single base code that fluidly responds to any change in browser size.

· Facebook is still a trendsetter

If you had any doubts about it, shun them now. Facebook is still going strong and with its Timeline feature launched last year, it has set off a new trend with web-designers who are using this tactic to cut down on multiple pages. Many news and blog sites have already adopted this trend (The New York Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian).

· From Websites to Apps and back to Websites again

The growth in number of Apps which was sparked off by Smartphones has shifted back to Websites with Tablets. Even though people are still using Apps, on their Tablets with a bigger screen, they still like to surf websites normally. This is making web-designers change the layout of websites from vertical scrolling to dynamic same page horizontal sliding. It makes it easier for touch screen users to slide horizontally both forward and back as Android OS just provides for a return button with no redo or forward.

· The future lies with Google

Cloud networking seems to be on a new rise with applications such as Dropbox and Skydrive already making a name for themselves. However, Google Drive seems to carry an edge over its competitors as it can be used not only as a storage and file sharing service but also as a Cloud based Word Processor. Upload your files on Google Drive and access them from anywhere; it’s just like having your own personal computer available everywhere. Websites too are starting to integrate themselves with Google Drive just like they had with Facebook in the past to provide information much faster. Apply for a job much faster by sending your CV directly through Google Drive rather than waiting to get home and send it from your PC.