When we are starting a website, there is that one wish that is always lingering in the back of our minds; we all want great audience traffic. Be it so that they can see our content, or we can earn or so that we can sell more ads; whatever the reason is, the end wish is that we all want to have a responsive website. But creating a responsive website is not an easy feat if you do not know your way around. The following easy tips will help you to design a website that will be the envy of many web designers.
Starting to design a website without a plan is akin to going on a trip without a map. Before you start on your design, plan the path you wish to follow with your website. List all the categories that you want in your website then prioritize the categories based on their importance. Then you can arrange the categories in the smallest viewports then add elements as you move on. Planning for your website helps you to plan for any changes that may be introduced to the market in the near future and design your website to adjust to them.
• Mobile First Strategy
Most of the people who visit websites today do so from their mobile devices; less and less people are using large screens to view websites. It is therefore important that you start designing your website to fit in mobile devices then upscale it upwards to fit desktops and laptops. If you design your website text and/or logo to be readable in a mobile device, it will be easier to upscale it to fit desktops.
When designing a website, sometimes you may end up with too much context than your website can display at once. When you are presenting your context, it is important to consider which context would be most important to those who will be visiting your website and which would be important in the website but less likely to be noticed by visitors. Place the important context in a way that is easily accessible to increase the importance of the website to the visitors.
It is important that people be able to navigate your website to view all the pages. Different navigation scales will work on large screens but break down on other devices. It is therefore important that you design a website with a clear, user-friendly navigation experience. Try being consistent in your navigation on all devices but remember not all devices work the same and thus some navigations will have to differ. Just maintain the same feeling in navigation even if the functionality is different.
Designing a website is a complicated business that may end up producing a website that will be as ordinary as any in the internet. Following the above tips will help you to create a top responsive website that will help you to be easily accessible to your clients or visitors. And remember, a highly responsive web design will mean that the website will be of a high quality and effective.