A professional architect business must carefully consider the layout of its site in order to ensure better readability and usability. Visitors tend to move away from the site, if they feel uncomfortable with your site's layout. Below are important tips to improve the readability as well as usability of your website.
The most important web page on the architect's website is the home page. A major portion of your site's new visitors enter your site through the home page. Hence, you must give utmost priority to the home page to ascertain that it leaves a lasting impression in the minds of visitors. If you do not succeed in attaining this, your visitors will move away from your website.
Singling out one exciting thing from the sea of tumult and noise is a common human nature, but it warrants efforts. Surfing the web must be easy. So, ensure that the noise on your site's web pages is at the minimum level. Following are helpful tips to reduce the noise on your site's web pages and increase the readability as well as usability of your site.
Split content smartly
Employ appealing and effective headings, sub-headings etc to breakup content on your site. Use relevant background colors and color bars to separate the content on your web pages. Take out any content piece or graphical image, if removing the same has no negative effect on your user's usability. Avoid capitalizing complete sentences; capitalize few crucial words.
Mobile text and graphics
Things that move on WebPages tend to be ignored by visitors. People believe that moving graphics or content are advertisements. So, avoid using moving text or graphics on your web pages unless, you intend to have adverts on your site.
Chunking implies cutting down long pieces of content information into small pieces. Human beings remember small pieces of content easily; most of the visitors get bored when they see content pieces in big blocks. Avoid this by using small pieces of content information with the help of bulleted points.
Be sure that your complete website is easily viewable on a screen with a resolution of 1024*768 pixels. Many website designers have found from their site's log files that more than 80 percentages of their users set the screen resolution to 1280*1024 pixels. Hence, they set the table width to use the complete width of the web page. However, they fail to take into account that millions of users employ popular utilities like Alexa" search as well as the search and the related function found on the internet browser.
Generally, scrolling takes up approximately 20 percentages of the browser window on the left side, which minimizes the main window of the web browser where the page is displayed at about 1000 pixels. It is quite less compared to right scroll bar.
Thus, web pages that use defined table widths take up more space compared to main browser's window width. This hides out the right side of your website page. Users have to scroll web pages in a horizontal way to see the page which is irritating.
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