WebMax Basics: Navigation
WebMax Basics: Navigation
August 13th, 2020
Websites are used to represent your business’ brand on the internet, making it the front lines of your company. They need to leave good impressions and keep the audience interested. However, many viewers who click into a poorly formatted website will quickly exit and move to the next site. A website with bad design can damage your company’s reputation, especially if it isn’t mobile responsive. According to Supermonitoring, 57% of users won’t pass along poorly designed mobiles websites. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to format your website to boost its design.
If you’re using WebMax enterprise-level websites, you’ll already have a team behind you to help you launch the best site for your company. A well formatted website will have a balance of positive and negative space. It will also follow a line of action to lure the viewers’ eyes around the website. Of course, it must be easy to read as well. The fonts on a website can deter the audience from staying due to the strain it may cause in their vision. The most important thing to do is keep it simple. This doesn’t mean your website has to be boring, but it does mean it has to have a strong base and stay consistent.
There’s a few tricks you can use to enhance the readability of a website. One of those tricks includes reducing the amount of fonts being used on the site. Limiting your website to one major font and two minor fonts make the website more consistent throughout. Having too many fonts can distract your audience and may even strain their eyesight. Vistaprint lists Georgia and Helvetica as the top two go-to fonts for their readability.
Having a color or filter behind your text can also make it easier to read if it’s over images or darker colors. The color of the text should also be neutral if it’s the most used font on the page. Majestic Sign Studio states that dark fonts over light backgrounds is the easiest combination to read. Another way to make sure the content on your website is comprehensible is to use simple language. Using large, fancy words and long sentences risks losing the audience’s attention. People have busy lives and can’t spend so much time reading unnecessary sentences. Keeping texts short and direct makes things more simple for both the reader and the writer.
Good websites typically follow an F-shaped line of action. A line of action, in simple terms, is the path you eyes follow when looking at any particular thing. The natural reading style for western countries is the z-shape pattern, reading left to right and then starting again at the left side of the next line. The F-shaped line of action breaks the pattern up using filler space such as negative space or images. Negative space, also known as white space, is just space that doesn’t have any text or imagery in it. This is a great pattern to use since it integrates with our natural reading style and is simple to follow.
In conclusion, there are many ways to fill up a space. However, it’s important to have a solid format to use as a base for websites. From there, you can begin to customize the content, colors, and composition in a variety of ways. A company can achieve these attributes by using WebMax websites as well as our award-winning digital Point of Sale application to create balanced and appealing website formats.