If the design of your freshly created website requires additional polishing, then you can use this article as a mind-jogger, especially in case if you are creating the design single-handed.
Here is a list of improvements that you can apply to your design:
- If your text looks rather overstuffed, change the height of blank space between lines. Usually they take the font size in pixels and multiply the number by 1.6.
- Choose matching fonts, and take into consideration that it is necessary to use no more than two – one for the body of the text, the other for the header.
- Do not make too long lines – they are difficult to read.
- Thoroughly select color scheme of the page. Mind that it is better to select two colors only.
- Copy from professionals to create something new and original. Do not be afraid to use design elements you like on other sites – it is the best practice for web apps and webpages.
- If you create a social media graphic, add some lines, as it is difficult to dash the text with fonts only.
- Select the most essential part of the design and highlight it with color, contrast and size. Such hierarchical construction boosts the navigation through the site and improves the user experience.
- The style of the pages should be consistent – the same sizes, colors, fonts, buttons. That helps to create a complete image of the site.
- Do not be afraid to add empty space around objects on the page.
- Do not try to stuff the empty space of the page with content – in most cases it is better simply to add a background photo that doesn’t track too much attention though fills the blank space with eye-pleasing image.
- In order to create something original, you will have to look through style guides.
- Create your own icons or find appropriate icons on the Internet – they will improve the look of your design.
- Plan the design and navigation of the site beforehand. That will help you to avoid a lot of problems and wasting time.
- Use grids. Just 3 columns will be more than enough for great design, trust us.
- Use shadows, gradients and textures wisely.