The layout, design and style of your website has a lot to do with the overall impression people have of you and your business. Before your visitors can even absorb any real information about your site, they’ll take in the look and design and form an instant opinion based on that. To help you design your website effectively, and to correct any mistakes you might have made, we’ll now look at some important principles that should be followed for designing a website.
Graphics are Important: Don’t let there be any sort of inconsistency in the graphics you post on your site; they need to all be defined and sized correctly. This will help you make your site perform better and that will help it stand out from all of the others. The truth is that it is easier to load pages that have good and consistent graphics. Nicely defined graphics enhance the appeal as well as the performance of your website which will help it to work well across all of the browsers. When your images are sized well, your loading time and workload will be much easier for your browser to handle.
Other very important aspects when designing your page pertain less to graphics and more to legal disclaimers and privacy statements. The way things are anymore on the net, you really have to make sure you are protected concerning your sites.
Why a Favicon is Important: “Favorite icons” or favicons are a simple feature that can really add to the overall quality of your site. You can easily brand your website and make it easier to find by having a favicon. It can be a real advantage to have a logo of your choosing appear with the URL so people can come to recognize it. Favicons also work with social bookmarking, so as people bookmark your pages, your icon will appear, helping to make your site memorable.
What we discussed in the above article is pretty basic, but many webmasters tend to ignore even the basics, which costs them heavily in the long run. If you do not need to be completely knowledgeable, then stick to the points that impact usability, SEO, etc.