Things To Do To Make Your Website More User Friendly

A user-friendly website is worth the effort it takes to set up. See, the more user-friendly a website is, the better it is at making sure visitors stick around and come back.

A website that doesn’t work isn’t just unsightly, it’s costly. Regardless of the nature and aim of your site, user-unfriendly design will hurt your presence on the internet. Even if you offer something worthwhile, if your site is bad, that won’t be represented, and people will just ignore you. Making sure that your site sports good user experience design is key to doing well on the extremely crowded internet.

So how do you make sure that your site is user-friendly? Here’s a few things to consider.

Navigation is key.

One of the most important factors to ensuring good user experience design is to make sure that the site is easy to navigate; people like it when they can easily find whatever it is they’re looking for.

  • Drop down menus are really useful for navigation; allowing for easy access while minimizing clutter.
  • The menu needs to be the right size. Too big is just a waste of space, too small makes it hard to notice.
  • Multi-platform is a must; more and more people are surfing on mobile devices and tablets. Ignoring them is a bad move.

Design is all about looking good.

That’s very subjective, admittedly. Everyone has different tastes. Some people prefer simplicity, other people prefer dynamicism. Regardless, you want a design that represents you nicely.

  • Simple for focus, dynamic for options. A simpler theme is great for focusing on one item in particular; as it lets you highlight that particular thing, whether it be an excerpt, or an image. Dynamic colors and themes, which are good for directing attention towards different parts of the page, are better for multiple things.
  • Make it identifiable and easy to work with. Go for something that’s easy to follow, something that sticks to the identity you want the site to have; something that’s recognizably you.

Know your audience.

A message is written best when you know exactly who you’re sending it to. Websites are all about sending a message, so knowing your target audience can work wonders for your website design.

  • Know what interests your audience; focus on making and showing off what your target demographic loves the most.
  • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If the site is doing its job well, then there’s no reason for you to change it. Maybe a bit of polish here and there, some testing and maintenance, but not anything big.

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