Essentials For A Good Website

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With more and more content now available online than ever before it is essential to be able to distinguish between what is a good and bad website. Having a well designed website is vital to attracting people to come and view your site on a regular basis. If your website is too cluttered or hard to navigate you will not entice people to come back again. Most poorly designed websites all encounter the same problems. Some of these problems begin with the page being too long and far too much content all thrown together. This puts the user off as there is no clarity to the page and the you can easily get lost due to the lack of easy navigation on a page. Another major flaw in badly designed websites is the use of colour, or to be more specific way too much use of colour. The best designed websites on the internet today all have good colour schemes that suit the site and allow the content easy to read and allows you to differentiate between the various sections on the site. The exact same can be said for the type of font a site uses. The use of the correct font cannot be understated as using the wrong one can make your content very difficult to read and unattractive. One of the best examples of this is the Sky News page. It uses simple colours  and font and yet still looks clean cut and attractive. Using white space properly is another blunder people encounter everyday on badly designed websites. Having the right amount of white space is a balancing act that unfortunately far too many websites get wrong. Using white space properly is very advantageous as it breaks up the page properly and gives the page a nice feel to it. One of the most important aspects of any website are the menu bars. Clear and concise menus enhance your experience on any website as content is properly categorized and filed to improve your visit to the website every single time. So now we now that to have a good website you must consider the following to allow users to get the most out of their experience,

  • Clear and concise
  • Use of white spaces
  • Good colour scheme and font
  • Easy navigation
  • Easy to use menu bar
  • Good content

Can you think of any examples of both bad and good designed websites?


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