Wonderful Web Design Tips You Can Use Today

10/14/14 4:48 pm | Comments (0) | Posted By: HallerConcepts

You may have considered the idea of designing a website, but weren’t sure where to begin. You know the basic concept of your site, but you just don’t know how to make a reality of your vision. This information about web design fundamentals will help you do that. Read a few tips below, and learn more about how to create a site worth visiting.

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HTML5 video is set to become the next standard for displaying videos on the web and naturally, you should offer both a way in which users can stream your content through an HTML5 format as well as another format such as flash for those who have an older browser version.

Don’t force users to install strange BHOs. Many tech-savvy users won’t do it. Common offenders include unusual video players, image viewers, and platforms for interactive games. For most standard use cases, there is a trusted plugin, such as Windows Media Player or even Flash) that will do what you want without driving away users.

Avoid using animated GIFs on your site. These were popular in the late 1990s, but newer technologies have replaced the uses for animated GIFs that were actually useful. Animated GIFs are low in quality and large in file size. Use static icons for page elements and actual video files for complex animations.

Ask somebody to test the functions of your website at every step of your design process. Each addition or change you make, needs to be double and tripled checked by multiple people. What may look fine to you, may be of major concern to someone else. Always look to others for outside and unbiased opinions.

If you’re aiming to host videos within your website, you should check to see if your web host will allow it. There are a large number of hosts in the world that do not permit video hosting to be on their servers. Do not waste time by building videos to be be hosted on a site that does not allow the space you need for FLV or similar files.

Remember that some users will have more bandwidth than others when you are posting video files on your site. You may want to change your videos to 5,000 kb/s, but that still can be much quicker than someone’s internet connection. These people will have to wait for a long time to watch the video, and the video may freeze frequently while waiting for more data to load.

Greet your visitors with a video greeting. Many people like to be able to put a face with a company and making a video can help with this. Keep the video short, under a minute, and give them a quick explanation of what you do and what they can find on your site.

Designing a website can be easy if you have the right knowledge on hand. The basic principles of design are all you need to know to start, and from there you can learn techniques as you need them. The above advice will be of help to you as you craft your own professional and stunning website.

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Rob Haller, St Louis Video Producer
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