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Website Layout Tips – What You Don’t Know Will Cost You

Free BackgroundsDesigning a website with a free website builder is a lot like decorating a house. Sure, you can toss everything you want into one room of the house and have all the things you love, but it will look like a muddled mess and no one will be able to appreciate it.

The layout of the room and how you arrange the content are integral to it being both attractive and functional.

It is much the same with a website. You want to have all the content that make it a complete site, but you need to make sure to lay it out in such a way that visitors can see everything they need to see and find what they want to find without sorting through a muddled mess.

Keep the tips below in mind as you venture forward with your free website builder.

Website Layout

Main Page

The first thing people are going to see when they log onto your website is the main page. This is your one shot to get their attention, and get them to delve further into the offerings of your site.

This page should be short, sweet and to the point. Let people know who you are, what you do and why they want to do business with you. Also, let them know how to get a hold of you (both online and offline).

If you are new to website Design Training, a free website builder program will help you do this properly.

Supporting Pages

Here’s your chance to elaborate a bit on everything you wanted to say on the main page, but couldn’t fit in.

Once visitors decide to stay on your website and look at some of the other pages you have to offer, you can go into a little more detail about what you do, how you do it and close the sale.

This is what the supporting pages are supposed to do – and you can create them with a Free web Templates builder.

It is important to keep in mind that just because you have captured a person’s attention, you don’t want to take their time for granted. You still need to keep these pages relatively quick and to the point.

Bullet points are a great way to do this, as they draw visitors’ eyes to the important points quickly.

Navigation Bar

One of the most important things to when you’re using a free website builder is to develop an easy to find and use navigation bar. This is the area where people will click to get to the next page they want to see.

Unfortunately, some web designers think making the navigation bar blend into the web page is classy. It’s more confusing than anything to most new visitors.

It’s as simple as this – If people are confused about how to make their way around your site, they will go elsewhere. Make your navigation bar easy to see, easy to understand and easy to use.

A final note relates to graphics on your website. If you are like most people, you want to have great looking pictures and graphics on your site.

These have their place, but not as Free Backgrounds or with text layered over them. This can make these pieces hard to read and understand especially if any of your visitors have visual impairments.

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March 10, 2009 - Posted by | Design News, Design Training, Design Tutorials, Fonts Download, Free Photoshop Brushes, Free Web Templates, illustrations, photoshop brushes, Stock Photography, Web Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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