When it comes to designing or redesigning a website, it’s easy to get hung up on the aesthetics.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have the logo on the right side of the screen?
How about we put a giant animated GIF in the middle of the page?
In a world where folks have more than a billion websites they can potentially land on, you need to make sure yours is designed for usability, how easy your website is to use, and user experience (UX), how enjoyable it is to interact with your website.
Now, you could spend years studying the ins and outs of usability and UX. But for the sake of giving you a jumping-off point, we’ve assembled a list of the fundamental guidelines you can apply to your next website redesign or website launch. Then, we’ll review 10 features you’ll need on your site to put these recommendations into practice. Let’s dive in.
Website Design Guidelines
- Visual Hierarchy