Web design tactics: How to make your website homepage usable and accessible

Before starting to enumare what are the factors that make a website good I should tell you that all succesful websites have 2 things in common: they are enjoyable (beautiful colors, great templates that make users to like or love them) and they are (in some degree) simple (the users don’t have to think hard how to browse the site and what are the meaning of every section on the page). The content is varies from one website to another – it’s what you put online – and it’s a completely different story.

As you already know, websites are powerful marketing tools in promoting any business. I’ve already said it a few times so far, I am not going to repeat it. But there are a few factors that improves the quality of your website: visual appealing, accesibility, user friendly and functionality. And it all starts from the homepage, the very first page most of the users usually land when visiting a new website they did not hear about before. If they find your website using the search engines and land on any of your posts, sooner or later they will get to your homepage, the root of your website.

This is why your first page is very important and it needs to be done in a manner to make it simple and very easy to use. Any of your visitors should understand quickly (most of) the structure of your website from your homepage.

Plan your website structure and homepage before you start creating them

When you are having a custom website you can ask for the web designer’s advice, his experience will help you decide the best way your first page should look. If you are getting a free CMS (there are a lot over the internet like joomla, wordpress, drupal and many others) you will have availabe some options about how your homepage should look, but it’s better to ask for advice in this case also.

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Web design basics: How to make your website to be visually appealing

Web design basics: How to make your website to be visually appealing #1

It’s not a secret that most users judge websites by their appearance (first) and their content (second). It’s true that your content it’s the most important thing in getting new visitors, but the aspect of the website is the second main reason those visitors will return to read more. Allong with great content, getting your site (or sites if you have more than one) visually appealing will assure the flow the visitors, and in order to be appealing it has (they have) to be user friendly (the most important thing), navigable, attractive and organized.

There are some web designers or website owners that do not care about how their websites looks (not enough or not at all), they are interested mainly in designing and developing websited that function properly.

There are a few tips about how to make you website(s) to be visually appealing:

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Web design tips: How to design effective and usable web forms

The first thing to consider when designing web forms is its utility: where on site you are going to use it and what is the meaning of the form. A log in or a signup web form is not the same with the form used for placing an online order for something or a service, they are very different in matter of content and their place inside a website.

You must keep in mind that users (especially first time users) love to play with the service (the website and what its content) instead filling long web form for an account they might never use in the future or for something they will never buy. So try to keep your user requirements minimal when filling any form. Let them explore your site, if you need from him lots and lots of data in order to make an order or to complete the user profile for a social media website or network break the data into several web form with the essential information only, on specific sections.

In order to have an effective and usable web form (any web form) you need 3 important things: the HTML tags of input elements encapsulated inside a <form> tag, a computer programming language to generate (if necessary) and to get and post the data and a SQL database to store the data.

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Webdesign: How consistency contributes to an accessible website design

To start with the basics, consistency makes a website easier to use, to learn and to remember. Every successful website have a great consistency across all it’s web pages, it’s every easy to browse and to find what you want because every user is able to use and understand it. It is often said that consistency provides a balance between accessibility and usability in designing websites.

On the other hand, every web site should be accessible on all the devices with internet connection (that means smartphones, tables, iPads – not only personal computers and laptops). So, besides the standard rules that have applied until just a few years ago (about the browser compatibility), there are new rules a web designer must apply. Their ment is to get a consistent design and to help users to find the website accessible and usable.

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Freelancer Copywriting: How do an article can pass Copyscape Reasons and tips.

How do an article can pass Copyscape? Reasons and tips. #1

Copyscape is an online software that’s been used by webmasters, writers, SEO experts and lots of other people to check if an article is unique or not. Everyone wants to be in front of the search results lists and the best way to do it is with lots and lost of unique content – it’s already well know that search engines put accent on the uniqueness and they don’t like plagiarism. The best case scenario nothing will happen if you copy content from others, the worst case scenario is a combination of law suits and penalties from the search engines.

Some people say that Copyscape is the best way to check if your content was copied by someone else or the article you are intended to by has been copied and used by the guy you hired. Others say that using it is a mistake and it’s not so buletproof the fans consider it to be. For the moment is one of the most popular plagiarism checkers and it’s taken into consideration by so many people you have to take also in consideration in order to make yourself a reputation as a blogger and a content writer.

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