5 website design rules you should never break

by Adediwura Adeaga

Every website designer wants to ensure a good look and experience for every website they create. Web design can be complicated, but there are different rules and techniques that can guide you through designing excellent webpages.

Here are 5 website design rules you must always acknowledge.

1. Legibility: 

You will end up not passing any message if the texts on your website cannot be read. Use appropriate colour contrast. Using dark texts on dark backgrounds or light texts on light backgrounds is bad practice. Instead, use dark text on the white background or light text on a dark background. You can also use overlays in some areas to ensure texts on a light background become more legible. Choose clear and large font sizes to improve your site’s legibility.

2. Be careful with fonts: 

Having too many fonts will make your site look unstructured and unprofessional. You can decide to use up to two fonts in your design, but very often, one font is sufficient. Your fonts should effectively complement your industry and the message you’re trying to convey. Over-the-top, childlike, or unprofessional fonts should be avoided at all costs.

3. Include your contact information: 

As obvious as this is, some companies don’t pay attention to contact details on their website. One of the reasons why visitors visit websites is to contact the company, and having clear and easy to locate contact information is one of the easiest ways to make yourself accessible to potential customers. details like phone number, office address, and mailing address, should never be missing from any business website.

4. Content complements layouts: 

No matter how beautiful a website looks, if it doesn’t have catchy and engaging content, the beauty will wear off eventually. Always Ensure your pages have unique, original content. These kinds of content make your website worth visiting. 

5. Don’t forget to Proofread: 

Always read the content intended for your website thoroughly before uploading it. Be on the look-out for typos, punctuation, and grammatical errors because even a little mistake like missing a word in spelling can cost your brand its credibility.

It is however essential to note that elements on a page stir and maintain the interest of users. If you enjoyed reading this article about website design rules, you should read Reasons to hire a professional web design agency as well.

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