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Good Web Design Basic Principles

Good Web Design Basic Principles

So many Web Designers out there. Sure they are able to make a Web Design.

But how good is 'good' enough? The answer might be a little trickier than we thought.


While there is no 'Absolute' Best design (simply, because design is merely based on the perspective of the beholder), there are at least some basic principles that can help us in understanding how we can say a Web Design is 'good enough'. 

It is time to get in touch with the basics!


1. Graphics / Images

First thing first, design means something that we see with our eyes. So does our website.

So, eventhough the wordings and letters are important, graphics and images will always the first thing that capture your audiences' eyes. Make sure to always provide the best graphics and images that are suitable for your website theme, it the most proportional sizes (no stretch, no blurry, and no exaggerating in any ways). 


2. Navigation

Next is 'How easy your audience can find what they are looking for'. This is where your website navigation will come in handy.

Navigation should always quite stand up enough to be seen, but not to exaggerate enough to cover your website contents. Make sure the navigation is always easy to find, linked to each other in the most natural ways, and more importantly, can effectively help your business in achieving your business goals through the websites.

Is it to make your visitors visit your Blog Pages? Or is it to encourage visitors to buy your products? Or maybe persuade them to provide some of their opinions and feedback for your improvement? Analyze it first, and make sure that your navigation can support it.


3. Content

Text is crucial. Nowadays, most Search Engine will mainly look how relevant your Website Content is with what your audiences are actually looking for. Good Web Design should able to present the Website Content in the most friendly ways, but yet effective to communicate the services or products of your business in the Website. Not too small, place it in a proper place, and using the readable fonts are the best way to go.


4. Layout

Layout will act as the Main Frame of your website, because it will determine how your website look the first time your audiences get the full glimpse of your website. Using the wide or full width layout is quite the strategy, as it will usually support Responsive Web Designing process. But more importantly, make your Website Layout in an uniform placement. It doesn't have to be unique, but if you place it in a same and uniformed way, the visitors can easily get the 'right impression' how your website will be look like in general, thus making them easier to find or expect what to find in certain pages or navigation.


5. Color Combinations

Finally, the smooth topping to close it all is to ensure your website has the most suitable color combinations. Make it suitable with your Website Main Logo is the best way, as your logo is your Business Main Brand, thus making it as the main theme of your website is the easiest way, yet also very effective. Limit your color combinations up to 3 different colors. And always keep in mind that the simpler, the better. It doesn't have to highly or sharply contrasted with each other (in fact, most of the website visitors prefer Soft Color Combinations than the Sharp one). 



Those are the basic principles of Web Designs.

Always keep in mind that there is no 'Absolute' Best design, as other people may have different perspectives of your Web Design. 

But apply these 5 basic principles in your next Web Design, and you can at least get a 'Good Enough' guarantee for your design. As for the next steps, keep improving and sharpening your design senses with your clients and website's visitors feedback. :)