The Internet is a big part of life these days, so a business owner needs to create and keep an online presence. However, when a website doesn’t work right, the business suffers. Use these tips and tricks to design an excellent website.
Choosing the right graphics can either make or break a website. Remember, bitmap images can get quite large and often don’t work very well while PNG images work fine. For screenshots, text buttons, and other non-photographic images, use PNG if the image has more than 256 colors, and GIF if not. JPEG images can be used for photos.
Functional websites work out for all visitors, regardless of their browser, so it’s essential that your website is tested across all the major platforms. What works in Chrome may not present properly in Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox. Prior to going live with your website, see how your pages look on every popular browser.
Make sure that there is a site feature that will allow users to seek for specific content. If people visit your site for something specific, they will be on the lookout for a search box. When there isn’t one available, they may just decide to try another site where they can find that information. Put the search box in the upper right hand corner of the page because this is usually the first place people look for one.
Use ALT tags on your images. These tags provide several very important functions in that they describe images for people who browse the Internet with graphics disabled, and provide descriptions for people who are visually impaired and utilize tools that translate images to voice. If images are links, your ALT tags can help you describe the link’s behavior, too. The ALT tags will bring up the search rank of your site because search engine crawlers use them as well.
As you can tell, it’s not too hard to design a website. With some simple advice, it will be easy to design a site that will entice people to come back, again and again. Use the tips you have read in this article for the best results.