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Looking Beyond Aesthetics In Effective Web Design

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If I mention the word design it's likely to call up images of creative graphics, artistic layouts, and decorative aesthetics. But is that what design is all about? Are all those fanciful wows necessary to have a successful web design?

While design certainly takes aesthetics into account it is just as concerned with the functionality of the thing being designed. From the Wikipedia:

Integrating web design, SEO, usability and accessibility in design process

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There are so many things you need to think of when creating a site, so it may really be a task to figure out what to do, when to do and what to do first. Let's see how we can speed up our site design process by integrating web design, SEO, usability and accessibility into a single process.

As said earlier, you need to take many things into account when creating a website. But how to make sure that your site does well in SEO and usability and also looks good? Let's see.

First, you list what you need to consider when designing your site:

How to structure your website

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Though you could read about the overall process of creating natural websites and integrating all aspects of web design, SEO, usability and accessibility in the process before, some more information about structuring your website may be useful as well.

What to consider?

When structuring your website, you need to consider:

How to design your web site home page

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Your site home page is the most important page on your website, so you need to make it efficient in directing your visitors to the what they need for them to do what you both need. Let's find out how best to do that.

Basics

Before we dive into various aspects of creating an efficient homepage, let's recall the basics. A homepage needs to do the following:

How to create your website

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There are many aspects to web design, development, optimization and promotion. Say, you have a limited budget. What do you spend your money on?

First of all, let's list see what all is it that you can spend on:

Do You Need All That Disk Space With Your Hosting Account?

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Web hosting is an extremely competitive field and most web hosts will offer some rather large amounts of space in an effort to sell you on their services. But do you really need all that disk space? Is it really more important to puchase 20 GB of space than it is to purchase 10 GB?

Disk Space And Bandwidth

Disk Space is the amount of space you're given to store your files. The common misperception is that you need all the space being offered and so should always go with the host that offers the most.

Develop your internal linking structure smartly

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The core of the Internet is pages with links pointing to and from them. That's why it is not only important to have something to get links to, but to link from a page. When it comes to the pages on your own site, you can develop a linking structure to increase conversions and get a slight boost with the search engines.

Creating natural websites

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There are many known ways how to design a website. However, there may be a single better principle for creating efficient websites.

How to design a website?

Before speaking about how one can design a site, let's speak about how currently web developers create websites. During the process of creating a sketch, numerous factors are considered:

Create a small business website on a small budget

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The barriers to enter the online world are pretty low, but to actually make an impact, you may very well invest a reasonable amount of money in your website.

Building a website

Though you can, in theory, build a website for free, you'd rather invest something into it, because it can make a huge difference. Before you spend a penny, you need to know what all you'll need to do, right? Here you go:

Choosing colors for your design

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There are many choices to make when designing your website. From what should be on your home page to how to structure your internal links. One of the aspects and one of the early choices you'll make when working on the aesthetics of your design is your choice of color scheme for your site.

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