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What Makes a Bad Website?

website design planningWebsite Design PlanningWhen you're surfing the Web, you probably only think about one thing when you look at a Website: whether or not it's fun. Some of the website authors are wondering why only a few visitors visit their site.

Here are some tips to avoid if you don't want to create a bad website:

Before developing the website you have to plan it first. Make a story board that will be your guide in developing the site. You must arrange the hierarchy of the most important links in the main page.

Most importantly, you must create a home page that presents a professional image to the world. Your home page would be the gateway to your site. It must look like a road map, the index and the table of contents that tells the visitors where to find the information they need to make them stay at your site. It would be the mirror of your company or organization. So, if the design is not good, that will be the the first impression to your company.

You have to figure out what are the important elements that should be included on the page. It must have unique and interesting content. You have to know who are your target audience and what the things are that will get the attention of your visitors. You have to think of something new and unique in your content to convince your visitors to stay.

Put significant information in your site to give them useful information that is appropriate in your site. You should be able to tell why a website exists, and what information it's trying to provide. If the purpose of the website is confusing or unclear, that's a good sign that you should look for a different site. The words must be correctly spelled and good grammar used throughout.

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What Makes A Research-Friendly Site?

Mobile BrowsersMobile BrowsersNowadays, the most popular source of research work is the Internet. In fact it has already shrunk the world into bytes. All the information, data, facts, truths as well as the confusing principles and ideas are pushed into the World Wide Web for the users to have access and knowledge of their existence.

Research is an important part of our existence. Without it bright ideas will never luster, innovations will lose its existence and progress will only be true in our dreams. Research is our driving force. It makes us knowledgeable and when we are knowledgeable we clamor for more knowledge and to be the best in our industry.

Research therefore, is a continuous aspect in our lives. We have to satisfy one urge in order to alleviate to another prospect. Thus, we must make our site Research-friendly so as to accommodate everybody's need for research. But how do we do it?

First, there must be CONDITIONING of the mind. Know your target market. As a site especially catering to the research needs, you must provide the visitors the perspective most convenient to them. Give them easy options and let them adjust to your process quickly and effortlessly.

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What Makes a Site Lucrative?

group people asking questionsGroup of People Asking QuestionsPeople ask too many things about websites. They ask about the key points to remember in order for their website to conquer the Web as well as to boost their sales. They ask about the right colors to use, layout, content and the likes. So many queries but it all sums up to one thing - a profitable website.

To boot, in order for your website to be lucrative, it must exude total equilibrium with all its elements. What do I mean with total equilibrium? Well, it's simple. It involves six crucial rudiments - organization, focus, design, navigation, technology and marketing. Short of one rudiment means your website is incomplete and lacking. One by one let us discuss their essence.

Organization

A design must be detail-oriented. Just like a piece of art, each detail must contribute to the overall projection of the whole. Nevertheless, it must only have what it needs and nothing more. It is with semblance to the maxim in clothing that it is better to be underdressed than overdressed. This is because it can tend to lead the visitors astray. They may not be aware of where to go or where to look at. This is the reason why it is always safe to keep it simple and in order yet not tedious. Follow the basic rules and your readership will surely soar.

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What A Difference Good Copywriting Makes

copywritingCopywritingWeb site copywriting is special method that allows the companies to advertise and promote themselves. In today's highly competitive and ever-changing online environment it is not enough to rely on the texts alone. One should combine the knowledge of offline copywriting with online realities.

Professionally written website copy (www.killer-content.com/webcopywriting.php) is one of the most significant and important elements of your web site. It is widely regarded as one of the most effective ways to communicate with your potential customers, retain old ones, and attract new clients. In the developing of your web site you should understand that web site copywriting is one of the most significant elements of your marketing strategy. It is used by many companies to promote their businesses and services. It is widely regarded as one of the most efficient tools in the developing of online copywriting process


surfing the netSurfing The NetHow do people get to your web site? How do they find your compay website? Certainly some of them already know your company, and some of them might visit your website because they have read advertisements about your company. However, most of the visitors visit your site through the results of search engines, after they put search terms they are interested in into the search engine boxes. Once the visitor has come to your website you should try to grab his attention immediately. One should remember that most of the visitors do not have much time to read the whole text of your website, the bulk of them just skim through your text. That is why one should develop a trustworthy and reliable connection with the visitor right from the start. This is a prerequisite for transforming him into your potential client. If the visitor is not interested, or not impressed with your text, he will be impressed with the text of your competitor.

Try to be precise, coherent and communicate with only one customer at a time. One should be engaged in direct dialogue with your customer. Individuality is what matters. By emphasizing that you speak directly to a person you might make your message more custom-oriented. The most successful web site copywriting copy is the one written based on marketing research of your targeted audience. That is why the services of marketers who can evaluate the competitors of your market, as well as the wishes and expectations of your potential customers must be used in conjunction with the development of well-written copywriting copy.

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What to avoid to make your website design effective?

content is like waterContent is Like WaterThe effective design is the one which is maximum simplified and conformable to your users because they are your main purpose. This one, simply and clearly announcing what your website is about. This one, quickly offering the users exactly what they are expecting to see on your pages, without being troubled with insignificant information. The big mistake made by a lot of web designers is to project their activities from their own point of view, without thinking about the user.

Factors, damaging the website design effectiveness

Additional time needed for website downloading
Badly written content
Complex design, abundant in elements
Difficult navigation, incomprehensible for user
No validated program language

Additional time needed for website downloading

Your pages downloading time is extremely important. Your users will shut your website down very quickly if you make them wait because of your slow downloading pages. The other sites are just a mouse click away from them.

  • Not important if you are talking about graphics, multimedia, scripts, applets - be cautious about their location on your site. Don't insert them without judging their position, just because you or your designer had an idea about it. Design them small-sized, too.

Copywriting SkillsCpywriting SkillsBadly written content

The text that is ready for print has nothing to do with the text for the Web. According to Jacob Nielsen, Web usability guru, users have more difficulty in reading the information on computers than on printed editions. They would rather scan it than read it profoundly. Huge text blocks are unreadable and couldn't allow them to do it.

Means to make text more readable and effective could be effectuated by using:

  • separate paragraphs
  • titles
  • subtitles
  • indentations
  • bullets
  • bolds
  • hyperlinks
  • different fonts and sizes

web frameWeb FrameComplex design, abundant in elements

  • Don't complicate users work by complex and abundant design, making the website confusing in terms of its downloading and its appearance on their screens.
  • Avoid frames. They could seriously damage your website usability.
  • Having a site, made on FLASH you can't explain fast and clear to users what his content is about, what it would be useful for, what they could win, using your services, because only its downloading will take several minutes. If you insist however on including FLASH elements, much better variant is to insert them in a detached small file, with definite size, but inserting it, you have to possess some clear purpose. It refers much more to your home page, which is your website main portal.
  • Don't leave your pages without comprehensible title tags, clearly explaining what your page is about (title tag is the page title you see on the top of the browser).
  • Don't leave your site home page without text, explaining to your users who you are and what you are talking about on your site.

poor navigationPoor NavigationDifficult navigation, incomprehensible for user

  • Don't upset user with bad navigation, making him feel lost. He could enter your site by each of its pages, not only by the home page. If he/she enters by another one, he/she must understand what is his/her position on your site, where he/she could go by clicking the corresponding link.
  • Don't leave your site without a site map. The site map gives thr user the possibility to orientate quickly and easily on it.
  • Always put a link to the home page on each of your pages, plus the firm's name and logo, making them a link to the home page too.
  • Don't allow the existence of an orphaned page, where a user could feel lost.
  • Don't change the default color of the hyperlinks, because users are expecting to see them exactly that way. When a text is blue, the user is used to thinking it is a link, and if it is purple, that it is a visited link. The different colors from the default ones will throw them into confusion.
  • Don't make a text blue that is not a hyperlink. That will also confuse them.
  • Don't put a link that leads to the same page, only those that go to other page sections.

program codeProgram CodeNo validated program language

The code your site is written in is validated depending on browsers from different types and versions.

  • Incorrectly written program code will make your site users close it immediately due to its bad appearance in their browsers.
  • Correctly written code is the best way to ensure your pages are appearing correctly in as many browsers as possible.  It includes old versions and versions that will be published.

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