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Web design means much more than aesthetic considerations. When planning your website’s design with your WordPress website developer, you need to take several factors into consideration, including navigation, branding, and ease of use. If you focus on each element, you will have a website that’s a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to use. […]
Web design means much more than aesthetic considerations. When planning your website’s design with your WordPress website developer, you need to take several factors into consideration, including navigation, branding, and ease of use.
If you focus on each element, you will have a website that’s a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to use. That last element is essential because usability is a deciding factor when it comes to keeping visitors engaged and coming back to your site.
Let’s take a look at some of NOYO Web Development’s best tips for WordPress design, in addition to best practices for you to keep in mind the next time you’re working on a new project or updating your site.
Each website is unique in its functionality and design. Still, there are key best practices that can help you work with your WordPress developer to create a site that looks and functions better than most other sites online. These practices apply to all types of projects, and keeping them front and forward will help deliver the best website for your business.
These are all high-level concepts that are easy to understand. However, it takes a skillful WordPress website developer to put them into practice. With that in mind, let’s move on to some actionable tips you can use to elevate your WordPress site’s design.
Websites need to be aesthetically pleasing. However, it’s also important to think of your site’s layout as an element you can use to increase accessibility. Some techniques that can help you achieve that include:
These features are the fundamentals of accessible website layout design. Let’s look at a few others.
Navigation menus shouldn’t be hard to navigate. As a rule of thumb, you want to minimize the number of elements on your menu, so everything is as easy to find as possible. The only exception to that rule is if you’re operating a highly complex website, such as a large online store. In that case, a ‘mega’ menu can provide enough value to justify its bigger footprint.
Although it’s important to keep your navigation menu concise, don’t short-change clarity. Ideally, visitors should know precisely where each link will lead them at a quick glance. With most menus, each link should be only one or two words at most. For example, including an About or About Us link conveys the message clearly. Other common menu items include Shop, Contact Us, and so on.
Unless your website is one page, it makes sense to include a search bar. It’s an element that doesn’t take up much space, and it adds a huge amount of functionality to your website:
NOYO Web Development has decades of combined experience with creating WordPress websites. Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn how we can help your business with an aesthetically pleasing and highly functional website.
Since being founded in 2009 our longevity in the web design industry and repeat business is positive proof of our commitment to delivering outstanding results over the years. We’re a dynamic team of problem solvers and critical thinkers who enjoy a challenge which you will quickly sense when speaking with any member of our team.