Website Best Practices
- Keep it simple. Cramming too much into each page creates confusion. Visitors get frustrated when they have to scan through rows of links and images to find what they are looking for. By keeping your pages simple, your website will be easier to use.
- Navigation should be intuitive. There are few things more frustrating than not being able to find what you want on a website. Pages should be well-organized with a top-down design so that visitors can easily browse through the different sections of your site.
- Consistency is key. Visitors shouldn’t feel like they are visiting a new website each time they open a new page on your site. Consistent design across the pages within your site makes navigation a much easier task.
- Check your website for errors. As any experienced editor will tell you, a great piece of work can be tarnished by a small error. If you’re a webmaster, check your websites on a regular basis for typos, broken links, and images that do not load correctly.
- Don’t forget the content. Even if your site is beautifully designed, it is only an empty shell without content. A good website has both great design and great content. Therefore, make sure your pages have unique, original content that makes them worth visiting.