If you are doubtful about the value of good website design, all you need to do is compare a site such as Facebook with the sort of personal pages hosted through portals such as Google or Yahoo. You will notice important parallels between each site, as well how different designs are needed based on the needs of the individual website audience. Check out the ideas here to raise your awareness of the possibilities you can incorporate into your web page design.
Help your visitors navigate your page via fixed position navigation. This involves the navigation panel remaining static as the user reads down the page. This is not only convenient for the visitor, but can also be useful for internet marketers, as this makes it easier for visitors to take some desired action (e.g. buy a product, sign up for a newsletter).
When you design a site, pull it up in various browsers. It is always possible that what you are looking at on your preferred browser is not what others are looking at in a different browser of choice. Be sure you research all of the popular browsers that people are using and then design accordingly. You will want to have a person using a different computer operating system check on your site as well.
Have a visible tagline. A good tagline is a central motto or exclamation that lets a reader know what your website is focused on. It’s important to use a tagline that is clear since you have about eight seconds when someone goes to your page to get them interested in exploring your entire website.
It’s likely that you will not make the very next Twitter or Facebook. The chances of this happening are remote. That said, you can create a perfectly competent site that has many of the same features as major corporate sites if you study website development for a while. Start writing down ideas and remember to apply these tips to create a great website.