What are you looking for in a good website?


DawidPanek

DawidPanek

New Member
#1
I would like to hear some opinions of what makes a good website in your opinion? I’m a Graphic Design student and this year I’ll be designing and developing my own website; it will help me a lot having different opinions from my own, so I can consider multiple options when I start wireframing :D Have a great day!
 
Levi

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#2
One answer doesn't fit this type of question.

Basically the answer depends on the type of website that is being produced.
 
fisicx

fisicx

Active Member
#3
Really great content that meets my needs. Easy to use navigation. Clear calls to action. Testimonials (if appropriate). Trust marks - especially contact details.

Don’t use animations, tiny fonts, dark backgrounds and visual gimmicks. Keep it simple.
 
DawidPanek

DawidPanek

New Member
#4
the question was about general website, including navigation system, images colours. My website will show my work and more about me as a designer, but I’m more curious about overall websites
 
fisicx

fisicx

Active Member
#5
The answer I gave works for all websites.

It’s the content that matters above everything else. The layout, colours, imagery and fonts are all secondary. I work with Wordpress and a lot of testing shows people don’t care too much about the theme you use as long as the content is presented in an easy to read manner.

People expect to see a header area, navigation menu, main content area and footer. That’s all you need.

And no sidebars. People browse on tablets and phones, sidebars don’t work so well on these devices.
 
DawidPanek

DawidPanek

New Member
#6
The answer I gave works for all websites.

It’s the content that matters above everything else. The layout, colours, imagery and fonts are all secondary. I work with Wordpress and a lot of testing shows people don’t care too much about the theme you use as long as the content is presented in an easy to read manner.

People expect to see a header area, navigation menu, main content area and footer. That’s all you need.

And no sidebars. People browse on tablets and phones, sidebars don’t work so well on these devices.


I was mainly replying to Levi
 
DesignersDownSouth

DesignersDownSouth

New Member
#7
For a general answer, you're always looking to strike the balance between matching up with the business' goals and what works well for their target audience.
 
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