Learn Everything You Can About Web Design

In this online day and age, it’s more important than ever for businesses to have an adequate Internet presence. If your website doesn’t work properly, you will lose customers. Read this piece for tips on how to create an excellent website.

Keep your front page as simple as possible. People judge you based on that front page. Use descriptions about your company and it’s goals.

Be sure your site can handle Internet Explorer, both new and old versions. While IE is the bane of everyday browsing these days, you would be surprised how many people use outdated browsers for web surfing. These do not render the web elements to the web standard, so there must be workarounds. You should read up on the frustrating “box model bug” that has plagued IE for a long time.

Meta tags that are pertinent, are one of the best ways to ensure your site attracts the right visitors. Good meta tags will help search engines categorize your site properly. Meta tags that don’t accurately reflect the content of your website will negatively impact your traffic.

Avoid using animated GIFs on your site. These were popular in the late 1990s, but newer technologies have replaced the uses for animated GIFs that were actually useful. Animated GIFs are low in quality and large in file size. Use static icons for page elements and actual video files for complex animations.

When designing a website with a lot of text, choose your fonts wisely. While serif text will work well for a title or headline, the body of the text should be in a serif font, which is easier to read on a computer screen. Try to use common computer fonts such as Times New Roman and Ariel.

Clearly, web design can be accomplished easily. Learn the basic principles and you will be able to create a very fine website, indeed. Try these tips out, and you’ll start seeing real results.…