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Month: August, 2015

How to Design the layout of your page

The design and layout of a website is a creative and step by step process. Your whole business depends upon the arrangement of content on your site. First impression is the last impression so you should design a layout that attracts a customer at very first sight.

There are some steps that you should keep in your mind while designing the layout of your page.

Understand the Site

First you make sure that for what purpose and to whom you are going to develop or design a website. Then decide which kind of information you want to keep on your site. If it is for clients then note the requirements of the clients and then decide what you want to see in this website.

website designingContent for the Site

First you have to decide the content for your website. Are you wanted to use old or copied content or you want to create new content for your website. If it is new then you decide the parts of the website in which you want to place the content. Place the videos in the separate video portion and place pictures and texts in a separate portion. Don’t create mess, just do everything neatly.

Theme of Website

After selecting the content, decide the theme for your website. Select the color according to the nature of your business. Choose font and background colors in a good contrast. Don’t use colors that blur the text or that create mess on website. You can also use Slideshow on your webpage. You should choose a theme that better suites your business. Incorrect theme can destroy the impression of your business.

creative web designingCreate A site map

Site map gives you information about the number of links the relation between links on the website. It also gives information about the appearance of links on different pages. In Sitemap you can add page links in hierarchy if one link has categories or sub categories. Don’t create mess of links; each link should be clearly described and visible.

Home pages and Content pages

Mostly there is only one home page on every website. Home page is the very first page when we open a website. Home page gives an overview and description about the site and all the contents that are available on the site. While designing a website home page, it should be designed very attractively according to the user perspective. There should be no mess on home page. Each content must be placed on its own position. Content pages are those pages that directs to a specific content or information. There is no need to design enough the content pages.

Column in Layout

There could be single column, double column or three column layouts in the site. Every column contains different content and information of one column shouldn’t be mixed up with another column. Some column provides just overview, some provides detail and some provides description about the content. You can also use table in website to set content. Sometimes nested tables are used to display the content on the page.

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Tests and Measures of Website before putting it on Web

Once your website has been developed your first priority would be put the site on the internet so that it could be available to everyone. Before putting your site on internet, you should take some tests and measures to check the operate ability of your website on different machines. Different tests that should be taken are:

Web DevelopmentMeta tags

Meta tags lie in the <head> and <body> elements. Meta tags are used to give descriptions about heading and body of the document. Meta tags have 8 attributes and they are name, schema, content, http-equiv, dir, lang, xml: lang and title. Some the Meta tags are important regarding SEO freindly Websites such as title, description, Alt tags etc.

Test your site

Different people have different versions and types of browsers and it is not necessary that your website will work on other’s computer too. So before you launch your website online, you should perform some test.

These tests are:

Validating HTML, XHTML and CSS

A validator checks that your code is according to W3C standards or not. Validator checks all the attributes, starting tags, end tags. Dream Weaver is the best validating tool for your pages.

Link Checking

You should check your link before and after hosting your website on web. There are many free and paid link checking services online on internet.

Checking Different screen Resolutions and Color depths

Different systems and different devices have different screen resolutions. Your website might appear bright to one system and dumb to the other one. You should build a website that could give bright resolution on every system.

Accessibility checking

Accessible website means that each and every content of your document must be readable and reachable by uses whether it is an image or a video.

Host Your Website on server

When you have done testing your sites, you will want to publish it online. What you don’t want to let public see it so that you can perform some other tests. After performing that tests, you may make your website available to public.

Checking different versions of Browser

Different websites didn’t work on every version of browsers. You should have installed latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Internet explorer on your computer and test your website on these browsers.

Proof reading

If your website is commercial, you must hire a proof-reader to check the texts and types of your website. Stupid and silly content can affect the impression of readers.

Domain name registration

If your website is related to business then you must launch it to the public on internet. Domain names are registered by many companies. It can be free or paid. You can use different suffix along with your domain name e.g. .com, .net, .uk, .org and .edu according to your business.