Making your website come alive is not an easy thing to do, but it’s also not impossible. You just have to use some common sense and follow these simple steps.
1. Use the right colors
- Use the right colors
Colors are a powerful tool to convey a specific mood and feeling. Using warm colors like red, orange and yellow will give your website a friendly feel while cool colors like blue, green and purple are more suitable for corporate websites. The use of contrasting colors can help make text stand out on the page while creating a sense of visual balance within the overall design of your site.
2. Make your website fun to look at
- Make your website fun to look at
The next step is to make sure that your website is easy to navigate, and that it’s aesthetically pleasing. A great way of doing this is by using a clean and simple design with a lot of white space. This makes it much easier for the user to process what they are seeing, and enhances their experience on your site. You can also use images or videos where appropriate depending on what kind of content you have on offer.
3. Make it easy to find the right information
- Make it easy to find the right information.
- Use clear titles and headings.
- Make sure your content is organized in a logical way so that people can scan for what they’re looking for quickly and easily.
- Use short paragraphs, bulleted lists, and tables to break up text-heavy pages.
- Include a sitemap on your website that shows visitors where they are within your site as well as which pages link offsite (this will help with search engine optimization).
- Link out to other related sites you think would be useful for prospective customers who visit your site—for example, if you sell organic food supplies online then link out to reputable websites about organic foods or gardening advice from experts in those fields!
4. Organize your content in a good way
You can organize information into categories, or headings. You can also use bulleted lists and tables. Images and videos are other ways to organize your content.
For example, you could use a heading like “Tips” for all of your tips articles. The next level would be the topic that each tip is about, such as “SEO Tips” or “Social Media Tips”. Finally, you could have subtopics under each topic; for example under SEO tips there might be 5-6 subtopics like:
- Keyword Research
- On Page SEO
- Off Page SEO
5. Use clear titles and sections of your website
Your website needs clear titles and sections to help people find the information they’re looking for.
You can use headings, subheadings and paragraphs to break up content so it’s easier to read.
Make sure your titles and sections are clear, concise and easy-to-understand.
6. Check that everything is responsive
- Check that everything is responsive.
- Responsive design means that your website will look good on all devices, from a desktop computer to a smartphone. It’s important to make sure that your website is responsive, otherwise it might look like this:
7. Use lists when you can
Lists are quite simply an easy way to organize information. They’re also a great way of breaking up text and making it easier for readers to find the information they need. Lists can be used for navigation, or as a tool to break up text on a page.
For example, the list below is a good layout structure for describing each step of an event:
- Event Details* Registration Dates* Location* Time
This can then be repeated with additional steps, such as:
- Event Details (see above)
8. Write in active voice
The difference between active voice and passive voice is simple. In active voice, the subject of a sentence performs an action on another noun or pronoun:
- The dog ate cheese. (Active)
- The cheese was eaten by the dog. (Passive)
As you can see, there is no need for commas in sentences written in active voice. It’s easy to spot because it’s usually just one sentence with a clear subject doing something to another noun or pronoun. This makes your writing more engaging and easier to understand because the reader doesn’t have to figure out who did what before they know what happened. It also makes your website come alive!
9. Include appropriate images and videos on your website
Images and videos can be a great way to break up your text. Images can help explain things, such as demonstrating how to use a product or highlighting important features of it. Videos are great for showing things, like how something is made or what it’s used for. Pictures and videos can also add visual interest to your website, making it more fun for users who are browsing around on their own time.
10. Proofread, proofread, proofread!
- Proofread, proofread, proofread!
You have to have a good editor and a good proofreader—two different things. An editor will help you make sure that your content is clear and well-written (and maybe even add some of his/her own ideas), whereas a proofreader will go over your writing with a fine-tooth comb to ensure that every “I” is capitalized correctly and every period or comma is in the right place. It may sound like overkill, but it’s essential for making sure that your site looks as professional as possible!
By following these tips you will make sure that your website works for you instead of against you
- Use the right colors – We all use color to express ourselves, and colors can influence the way we feel about something. So, it’s important to choose the right colors for your website. You don’t want too many bright colors as this could make people feel uncomfortable or even confused as they read through your content.
- Make it fun to look at – It’s also important that you make sure that a user has a good experience when they visit your site, so adding some animations or videos will help them enjoy themselves while browsing on your site. If you have an online store then having something moving on the screen is a good idea because not only does it look nice but also makes people more likely to stay longer on the site which means they might end up buying something from there too!
- Make it easy to find what they’re looking for – Sometimes when someone visits a website they may not know what exactly they’re looking for and so if you don’t organize all of your content in an easy-to-find way then chances are that person will leave without finding what they were looking for (which isn’t good for business). To avoid this happening try organizing things by category so instead of offering everything under one giant header like ‘services’ or ‘products,’ break things down into smaller categories like ‘web design’, ‘graphic design’ etcetera etcetera; then include subcategories within each one such as “web design blog posts” under “Web Design Services” section so visitors can easily navigate around without getting lost!
We hope these tips will help you make the most of your website and give you some inspiration. If you need some more information on how to create the perfect website, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or visit our website here: http://www.littleliondesigns.com/blog/how-to-make-your-website-come-alive/.