Due to dazzling colors and buzz that is generally associated with web presence, some people new to this glittering world might think that having a website is all about impressing people with the most prominent and striking of colors and design; while this is not so in reality. In fact, statistics reveal to us that long term sustainability of a website greatly depends upon how convenient and user friendly it proves to the ones visiting it.
In other words, producing the best website design pertains to striking a balance between attractiveness and accessibility of a website and given below are some great tips in this regard:
- Make sure to produce a design layout that is visually balanced, i.e. if you find that your website’s visibility is not affected by absence of a particular visual element then you might remove it. However, if you find that its removal affects usability features of a website by any means; best thing is to implement it in a way that it does not suppress the usability of that site
- Visual elements like images and graphics should be provided by “ALT” and “TITLE” tags, because disabled users are able to retrieve and access the message hidden behind the graphic element. In practice, Braille or other speech based web browsers resort to these tags for the purpose of describing the image to visually impaired users
- Implementing “liquid designs” should be the preference for web designers, as it enables user to enjoy the design to the fullest with the help of browser settings of their own choice
There are countless ways of achieving this objective; however, these few mentioned here help designers set on right path.