Designing a website might sound easy, but there are so many components that go into a site such as the following: tabs, categories, shop, social media links, info page and more. Here are a few tips just to get you started on your design.
1) HAVE A PLAN
This may seem obvious but having a plan should be the first step before you even think about which website template you want to use such as Squarespace, Wix, Blogger or even creating your own HTML.
Start by making your website easy to navigate for your users. I might seem cool to add cool effects or make your site look intricate, but all the buyer wants is for it to be user friendly. Brainstorm the aesthetics of your site, what each page is going to look like and where the tabs link to. Not sure where to begin? Contact Clutch Made and the team will work with you from scratch to make the perfect website for you.
2) INCLUDE SOCIAL SHARES AND FOLLOW BUTTONS
Producing content is great but letting someone share it will only get you further. Add a interest button or even google share! If this sounds new to you, social sharing buttons are the small buttons that are located around the bottom of blog posts on the top right of an image. They contain icons of different social media website and allow you to share the page directly on the social media channel of your choice.
3) DON'T BE AFRAID OF WHITE SPACE
White space is essential for design. Users don't want to feel overwhelmed by the content on your page, so give them a break! It makes the design look more readable and allows your to prioritize the information on the page. Imagine opening up a page and an essay pops up. That's not what we want!
Post by Amanda Wang