There are many different types of web design, from those built using website templates and 'build your own' site building applications to complex content managed and e-commerce web designs such as those used by big brand names like Amazon, eBay and Tesco.
Good website design
Although many aspects of website design can vary from one site to the next, there are many common elements that remain consistent across the majority of websites. The most important aspect of a website's design is its navigation or menu. It is crucial that a website's navigation and menu looks professional.
Visitors to the site are searching for criteria that will either make them stay and interact with it or go elsewhere. Stickiness is a term that describes the ability of a website's content to retain visitors' attention.
Visitors want an attractive visually exciting experience, but perhaps more importantly, they want 'ease of use'. Website usability is a key factor for websites that want their visitors to stick around, make an enquiry and ultimately complete a transaction and order a product or service.
Internet users prefer to be able to navigate easily to websites. They don't want to spend time learning how to use every website they visit. A website should be easy to navigate.