5 Tips on Creating Your First Web Design
Web design had come a long way from a simple text and graphic design to a more complex and illustrated design. When the concept of Web 2.0 introduce, web designer had been rushing to follow this design trend. To better understanding what is Web 2.0 design concept, read this article. Basically they consist of apply bold and bigger text, central layout, gradient and reflection into graphical design element. You can say this concept had become the beginning era of beautiful web design creation.
Just like any trend, it got fade away over times. With SEO comes in mind first when designing a website, many web designer abandon the concept of applying heavy graphical element in their design. Every extra image added to web design will be bad for SEO, this is what today designer think. The creativity had been die down due to reason like “Google love fast loading site”, resulting web designer preferred a simple and fast load website creation.
Even though today web design leaning more toward simplistic design, you’ll still need to add your creativity into it. Here are five tips on creating your first website design:
1. Choose the Right Fonts
When people look at your brand or website, the first impression would be the typography use, if you’re building a funny humor site, use a more fun and rounded fonts, if you’re building a news oriented sites, use a more serious serif fonts, if you’re building a tech site, choose a more techgy fonts. That’s why fonts is important in your design.
2. Choose the Right Colors
Colors will influence people’s emotion when visiting your site so you need to choose a suitable colors for your site. Your site niche will taking a big role on what site color you should choose. If you’re building a nature or non-profit sites then a more subtle natural color such as green or brown would be suitable. If you’re building a attention news sites, then you need a strong color such as red or blue. You could check out this modern colors palette that go beyond the single tone color. However according to Forbes, pantone color is becoming the trend in designs including fashion.
3. Choose the Right Web Layout
We are far beyond using a simple 2 columns web design. Nowadays you’ll see more and more website used a multi grid for their web layout. The layout also categorize into sections where intro, blog, features and eCommerce etc fit into one page. This kind of layout are best for company or brand homepage design. Everything you need to know about a brand can be showed in one single page. Here’s an example of modern web layout.
4. Choose the Right Image
“Hero” picture or known as intro picture is crucial to your website. When visitor first arrived in your site, they will instantly know what the site is about when they see your intro picture. It is important to deliver the first message to visitors. Here are few example:
Geeky smart hero image show business wise video explanation.
Show you that the company is a thinker, help improved marketing.
Show that you can publish your idea, even on the outdoor.
5. Choose the Right Style
When comes to design style, there’s a lot detail you need to consider, are you running a business site? or education site, maybe even a personal site? Business site need a more serious web design style, focus on message you need to deliver to your consumer, use less colors, less shadow, less fancy design element. For education site, the hero image will play a significant role, something bright and feel of hope is best style for education website. Personal website would be something that related to you, if you like skateboard, then add a skateboard icon or illustration into your site, add some design element that related your daily life. Here’s a few best example of personal website style:
Try follow your own style when first design your website. Following trend is good but every now and then you need to input your own unique touch to the design. Read more design magazine such as howdesign and inDesign, don’t particular focus on website or graphic design, sometime inspiration will comes even when you looked at billboard, ads, interior or home design style.