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Web Design Tips

When it comes to web design, there are a lot of factors at play, some of them obvious and intuitive, and some of them less so. Yes, much of design is intuitive, as many of us like the same basic things. However, tastes vary, and your website, or anything else that needs the hands of a designer, needs to have some mass appeal. Therefore, your unique tastes may inhibit your ability to generate mass appeal. It can be a good idea, then, to get some pointers. Here are a few tips.

First and foremost, I’m not an expert, merely an enthusiast, of design, so nothing beats good, old fashioned research. Therefore, you’ll want to invest some time and money into getting info from a more experienced source than myself. You can do this online, largely for free, or you can pay AbeBooks a visit and do some reading on the subject of design in general or web design specifically. Why not both? If you’re really serious about this, and you have the money, or the ability to get financial aid for college, many colleges offer courses on design and web design, as well.

For starters, though, designing your website starts with branding. You’ll want a color palette to suit your needs, first of all. For example, when you think of Walmart, you think blue, and Target is red. This is actually incredibly important for psychological reasons. Blue produces a calming effect in people and boosts creativity. Red, meanwhile, triggers more aggressive actions, which, in this case, means impulse buying. However, these colors are particularly common for these reasons, so a more unique color choice is also an option. With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to designing the website you need.