Making Your Next Website User Friendly

When you are new to the idea of building user friendly websites, it is important to understand that there are many facets to consider. If you want to try complicated or fancy methods, like Taguchi Multivariate testing, etc you can do that. The better method is to start with something small and simple and then work up to those things. This is the method that teaches you what you need to know so that you can go learn it. Once you do that, you’ll be able to start at the beginning with the smallest and easiest changes you can make.

You may not know what above the fold means, and in that case it’s what users see immediately when they arrive on your site. This refers to what they see before they start scrolling. The area that is above the fold is where the vital information and vital elements of your page need to go. This is what you want to almost force visitors to see and read before anything else. It’s perfectly sensible of course and yet it’s a thing that most website owners don’t seem to understand at all. Do you know how well your website does this? If you need to redesign your home page to be better here then you should do that–that is how important it all is. Don’t forget that the most important thing that you can do is show what it is that you have to offer.

We’ve all heard stories about some sites that do well and they’re not all the pretty to look at. What you’re going for is something that is not distracting in any way. How you set up the overall structure with various elements is actually more important. This is when knowing who is in your audience will be of great help to you. Remember that speed is important, so find a good theme you think will be accepted and get your blog live.

Be sure you always have pages stating your privacy policy and other similar administrative pages. This is a serious matter, and there are people who just look for any opportunity to file frivolous lawsuits so this is also about taking care of your business. You can easily add footer links or some themes will have widgets you can easily use. Some people do not want to use them on every page, but I think it’s a good thing to do. Even if your site is just getting killed and needs brain surgery, you can turn things around pretty fast with the right knowledge. Of course, having knowledge doesn’t do much unless you know how to use it and how to use it confidently. In the end, though, it is absolutely up to you and how badly you want to build a successful business online.