How to design a Website Layout
Platform selection: Before initiating the Website layout and its design, the user must choose a platform to create the website: either Website Builder such as Wix chooses or programming the site on its own, as in WordPress.
The use of a Website Builder is the best option if this is the first user experience in building a website, and if the user does not have sufficient technical skills to take care of site maintenance and activity, the builder will leave this task for a monthly fee.
Determining the site plan and navigation menu:
The home page of the website should be attractive, contain important information that clearly expresses the purpose of the site, and have proper planning for easy navigation.
Things must be kept simple to serve the purpose without exaggeration;
At the top is the important information with a navigation list (so that the visitor can see it first), and at the bottom is the supporting information.
The logo is placed next to the navigation menu at the top or center of the page depending on the importance of the brand to the product.
The navigation menu on the home page:
For this list to be highly efficient, addresses must be allocated so that they are clear, short, and understandable to visitors, and placed at the top of the home page in an easily visible place.
Template selection for your Website layout:
The website creator offers several ready-made templates from which the user can choose, with the ability to filter them by category to match the domain adopted by the site.
The user can also make some modifications to it.
The choice of colors for Website Layout:
This item may seem nonessential when designing a website, but it is of great importance: the colors used reflect the content, and give an impact to visitors on its relevance and appeal.
There are several things to consider.
The dominant color for the site should be one of the logo colors for the brand, the background color should not be dominant to the content (so most sites choose white), and the additional colors across the site should reflect the subject matter (red for example gives the speed stamp or the urgent content).
In the same color format, when designing a website, the font must be in the same font, reflecting content, and it is important to focus on the principle that the font should not prevail over readability.
For content, it must be interesting, considering the preference in the SEO search engine via targeted content. The content should be free of spelling and grammar errors.
Finally, images provide greater interaction between visitors and the site; they provide a kind of visual connection that enhances ideas in the mind of the visitor.
Care must be taken, however, to reduce the presence of images to the speed at which a site can be downloaded; Because visitors are impatient, their numbers must be kept within limits.
Before the site can be published it has to be tested.
When updating a site, keep the information on it fresh, the navigation between content items clear and smooth, and important attachments and links in eye-catching places at all times.