Here are 13 pointers to assist you improve your design skills and work.
1. Stay away from busy color palettes.
It's easy to go crazy with color when there are so many great tints and tints available. Despite the fact that bright and aggressive color schemes are a staple of many designers' tastes, when too many colors are used too close together, the visual cacophony created overwhelms the rest of the web design.
Stick to a simple color scheme with a neutral background. Colors on call-to-action buttons, menu items, and other design components stand out against a neutral background, ensuring that they get the attention they deserve. A simple white, black, or neutral background is sometimes all you need.
2. Become familiar with SEO.
We understand that you didn't get into web design to be troubled by search engine optimization. However, the way you put a website together can have a big impact on SEO.
A few things you should know about search engine optimization as a web designer include:
How to use <h1>, <h2>, and <h3> header tags correctly
How the slug — the element of a link that identifies a specific page — affects organic search results
How to optimize pictures for faster loading times and a lower bounce rate – the percentage of visitors who only look at one page on your site before leaving without taking any action.
3. Make Use Of Responsive Web Design
There are a variety of devices available, each with a different screen size. No matter how someone accesses your site design, it should provide a consistent experience regardless of device. Instead than wasting time on unnecessarily sophisticated animations and hover effects that may or may not function on all devices, spend that time improving the UI and UX for everyone.
Your website will be user-friendly and deliver an optimum experience across desktop and mobile devices if you follow the principles of responsive design.
4. Maintain uniform typography
When we sit down to read a book, we anticipate every page to be in chronological order. The text will be the same size, with the same precise spacing and repeating format. This sense of coherence keeps us interested, allowing us to read uninterruptedly through the pages of a book.
In the same way, the typography in a web design needs to be orderly and consistent. From one page of a website to the next, headers, body text, links, and other information must be styled in the same way. Padding, line spacing, size, color, and weight should all be consistent for each form of content.
5. Comprehend the fundamentals of web design
Knowing the principles of design gives competent designers the intuition that guides their decision-making.
Take the time to study about the principles of user interface design, user experience design, typography, composition, and color theory. Understand visual hierarchy, Gestalt theory fundamentals, and the golden ratio. Explore the more intellectual components of design so you may apply what you've learned to your own work.
Author: Jared Flenter, Writer