Modern websites require significant quantity of relevant content. It is also important to make sure that users are able to find the most relevant content quickly. In fact, the search field and other navigational tools can be used as a type of feedback. Website owners will be able to know what kind of keywords that people frequently look for. It is also possible for us to use proper visual elements. People should know that specific menu and button will go specific content. This is something that can be achieved only through proper use of the navigation. People need to go to places they want to go and it is important for us to help them do that.
Feedback isn’t only important for website owner, but also for users. It means that website users should be given a form of feedback that shows them that their pointer has hovered or clicked on something. This is an important thing because people typically use mouse to navigate the website. All navigation elements should properly react to the movement of the mouse pointer. In order to improve accessibility, the reaction of the navigational elements can be made more pronounced without making the whole design look bad. As an example, a button may elegantly changes color when mouse pointer hovers over it.
Web designing a website, we should also make sure to incorporate some kind of scalability. This will allow our website to grow more easily depending on the current requirements. With good scalability, it isn’t necessary to redesign the website when new features are added. We should consider using something similar to plugins or add-ons in CMS platforms. It means that when new feature is added, the module will simply be activated immediately without causing significant alteration to the overall design and appearance. This will ensure that our website can be upgraded easily in the future.
Other than scalability, we should also make sure that our website has the proper compatibility. Our website should work with major PC web browsers, but it is possible that some design elements and code won’t work well in mobile browsers. When designing a website, we should make sure to offer excellent compatibility for our users. Compatibility is even more crucial when we use dynamic pages that are generated by servers based on specific user inputs and latest real time content. Generated pages should be compatible with the web browsers and this will ensure and overall improved experience.
Static HTML pages are probably the simplest and oldest form of web representation on the Internet. They are less attractive than dynamically generated pages. However, we could still use them for different static pages on our website. However, we should avoid using them too much in our website. If we do this, we will need to modify different pages continuously. This is something that we shouldn’t do, because the overall work load could become exponentially higher once our website contains so many pages.