Web designers should now the importance of proper web page design in order for them to create functional and appealing websites. There is a lot of literature regarding proper web design and this article is an addition to that list. Below are some tips to rely on for better web design.

Cancel Action

cancel-button-hiThe option to cancel a current action should always be present for the users of your site. Completing forms, enrolling in email newsletters and searching for something in your site are just a couple of examples a user might do. If a visitor feels forced into completing something they no longer want, it will leave a bad impression. This will give them a reason not to revisit your site.

JavaScript Warning

Be wary of your use of JavaScript. It is definitely useful in delivering an interactive experience but it can create problems for a lot of your visitors. Browser compatibility and users who disable scripting will not be able to fully experience your site.

Pop-ups

Constant advertising, specifically pop-up ads, is a major source of annoyance for your visitors. Viewers will be much more likely to leave your website if confronted with pop-ups. Prevent utilizing pop-ups on your pages. There’s always another way to put advertisements without hampering the viewing experience of our viewers.

Interaction

Methods for leaving comments or questions make it easier to identify problem areas and to create a more user-friendly site. Users are more likely to revisit your site if they feel they are part of it.

Browser Compatibility

browsersBe sure to make sure that your website works on the different browsers that are out there. Every browser will interpret the site slightly differently. Some of the slight differences can cause navigation to be difficult for the user. Test your website on all of these browsers, including the popular mobile web browsers.

 

Check Links

Check links carefully before you include them on your site. Make sure the links all lead to valid web addresses. You want to avoid broken links, because they make your visitors especially frustrated by promising certain content and then failing to deliver it. So you don’t run into problems, make sure you check to see if everything works.