Web Design Tips: Using Color in Web Design

Color in web design can impact the site's popularity.
Color in web design can impact brand identity and business personality.

In a study called “Impact of Color on Marketing”, researchers found that people make up their minds within 90 seconds of their initial interactions with people or products. This study further revealed that up to 90 percent of these decisions are based on color alone.

Let’s explore some web design tips that show how using color in web design can be important.

Color in web design may be perceived differently

There is a lot of discussion about the psychology of color as it relates to consumer persuasion. There have been numerous attempts to classify consumer responses to different colors, which include:

  • Blue – The exact shade of blue used in website design will impact how your site is perceived. Dark blues show strength and reliability and are excellent for corporate sites. Bright blues can be refreshing and reflect energy. Light blues reflect a relaxed and calm feeling.
  • Green – Green is a reserved down-to-earth color. It is a very stable color to reflect stability and growth. Darker shades are good to appeal to an affluent audience. Brighter shades of green reflect more energy. Olive green colors are great for sites related to nature.
  • Red – Traditionally, the color red reflects warning or danger. It can be used effectively as an accent color to show power or passion. This color can become overwhelming if it is used too much in your website design.

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Using very strong colors in web design will drive your older visitors away. Younger visitors may be attracted to more fashionable colors, at least temporarily. Using color in web design must take into account your site’s readability. It must be designed to be user-friendly by young visitors, older visitors, and the visually impaired.

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10 Basic Tips to Design a More Usable Website [Infographic]

This infographic contains more text that some designers would allow. I feel that creative and informative infographics are much more than a string of charts and bar graphs scattered on the page.

A well designed infographic can be a data visualization, information design, or a narrative. It would be very difficult to design an infographic outlining an event from history with bar graphs and pie charts. Sometimes text is necessary, but I agree, it shouldn’t be an essay. We must think outside the box and present our great ideas in a way that makes sense to the average person.

10 Basic Tips to Design a More Usable Website Infographic

If your infographics are being posted on blogs or websites, social sharing buttons or links must be convenient for visitors to share them. If you need help in presenting your ideas visually, please check out my small business web design and graphic design services.

If you have tips on creating more effective infographics, please feel free to share them on Google+ or my Facebook business page.


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Ken Bradford, Clarksville TN professional website designer

Ken is a highly skilled business website designer from Clarksville TN. He has provided website design services, logo design services and other brand identity design for over 15 years. He is proficient in web design for nonprofits, web design for service industry, and web design for small businesses and individuals.
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Creating Infographics With Pizzazz [Infographic]

Charts and bar graphs certainly have their place in certain types of infographics, but proper infographic design is far more than that. Infographics must be tailored for a specific audience and they must present a visual interpretation of useful and relevant information. They must start with a great idea and focus on a story that is clean and simple.

Creating infographics with pizzazz

If your infographics are being posted on blogs or websites, social sharing buttons or links must be convenient for visitors to share them.

If you need help in presenting your ideas visually, please check out our small business web design and graphic design services.

If you have tips on creating more effective infographics, please feel free to share them on Google+ or our Facebook business page.


So, Who’s Ken Bradford?

Ken Bradford, Clarksville TN professional website designer

Ken is a highly skilled business website designer from Clarksville TN. He has provided website design services, logo design services and other brand identity design for over 15 years. He is proficient in web design for nonprofits, web design for service industry, and web design for small businesses and individuals.
>>>more about Ken over here.


Website Design Articles You May Like:

 

TN business websites designed by Web design by Ken.
Clarksville web design company providing web design for startups
and web design for small businesses since 2001.

 

Clarksville creative design agency serving Clarksville, Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, all of Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas. Design jobs from other cities around the U. S. are also welcome. This web design studio specializes in website design/development, logo & brand identity design and print design.

 

If you need help with a website redesign or want to launch a new business website, check out the latest website design tricks and trends going on in social media:

Follow TN website design on Twitter.
Follow Web Design by Ken on Google Plus.
Follow TN website design boards on Pinterest.
Learn about TN business websites on YouTube.
Follow Ken Bradford, Web Designer on LinkedIn.
Follow Web Design by Ken on Facebook.
Follow Web Design by Ken on Instagram.
 
 

9 Important Steps to Effective Home Page Design [Infographic]

Effective home page design must begin with a clear goal or purpose for the website. When visitors enter a website they normally start scanning from the top left. Their eyes then move to the right and then down the web page. A common mistake made in home page design is to include widgets and other elements that have nothing to do with the real purpose of the website. It is best to only include those web elements that contribute to the usability of the web site.

9 Important Steps to Effective Home Page Design - Infographic

If your infographics are being posted on blogs or websites, social sharing buttons or links must be convenient for visitors to share them. If you need help in presenting your ideas visually, please check out our small business web design and graphic design services.

If you have tips on creating more effective infographics, please feel free to share them on Google+ or our Facebook business page.



So, Who’s Ken Bradford?

Ken Bradford, Clarksville TN professional website designer

Ken is a highly skilled business website designer from Clarksville TN. He has provided website design services, logo design services and other brand identity design for over 15 years. He is proficient in web design for nonprofits, web design for service industry, and web design for small businesses and individuals.
>>>more about Ken over here.


Website Design Articles You May Like:

 

TN business websites designed by Web design by Ken.
Clarksville web design company providing web design for startups
and web design for small businesses since 2001.

 

Clarksville creative design agency serving Clarksville, Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, all of Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas. Design jobs from other cities around the U. S. are also welcome. This web design studio specializes in website design/development, logo & brand identity design and print design.

 

If you need help with a website redesign or want to launch a new business website, check out the latest website design tricks and trends going on in social media:

Follow TN website design on Twitter.
Follow Web Design by Ken on Google Plus.
Follow TN website design boards on Pinterest.
Learn about TN business websites on YouTube.
Follow Ken Bradford, Web Designer on LinkedIn.
Follow Web Design by Ken on Facebook.
Follow Web Design by Ken on Instagram.
 
 

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Web Design Process: Things to Expect

Web design process.
Your thoughts and ideas transformed into a user-friendly business website.

My goal in small business website design is to take your thoughts and ideas and transform them into an attractive website that is both user and search engine friendly. After all, your website will represent your company to thousands of online visitors and you only get one chance to make a good first impression.

You probably have questions, so I’ve put together some things you should expect during the web design process.

Quality Website Design Begins With An Open Line Of Communication

In order for us to design a small business website that truly reflects the purpose and personality of your business, we have to get to the heart of your business. This initial phase requires a lot of questions. We have to nail down exactly what makes your business different and better than the others in your industry.

We will send you a questionnaire requesting necessary business information. If you already have an existing logo, we’ll need that. We will need a high-resolution image of the logo (300 dpi) or the original artwork files. We may also need several quality photos of your products or services or jobs completed.

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During Website Design We’ll Need Your Feedback

We want you to be satisfied with every step of your website design process, so we will ask for feedback from time to time. We ask that you provide timely feedback and we promise to do the same for you. We value your opinion and will always be honest with you about your website design. If we feel that something isn’t going to work well on your site, we’ll tell you.

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Create a Separate WordPress Page for Blog Posts

Separate WordPress page for blog posts.
Learn to create a separate WordPress page for blog posts.

If you’re like a lot of people, you may think that WordPress is only a platform for personal and business blogs. Well, that certainly isn’t the case. It is true that by default WordPress displays web content in a blog format on the homepage. If you want to create a blog inside a traditional website, you can certainly design a custom homepage and create a separate WordPress page for blog posts. Here, we are going to create two separate pages on WordPress – one will be your “Home” page and the other your “Blog” page.

Step #1: Log in to your WordPress “Dashboard”.

Enter the Username and Password to access your WordPress account.

Log in to WordPress Dashboard

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TN Web Design: Writing Effective Web Copy

Effective web copy makes the right connections.
Great web design must have effective web copy.

Writing effective web copy can be difficult and even frustrating at times. As you stare at the cursor on a blank screen, you may be trying to figure out just what type of content will catch readers’ attention and keep them interested in your website. The real secret to writing compelling web copy is to write for your ideal reader. Once you understand some simple characteristics of quality web copy, it becomes clear what you should write and how you should write it.

Write for audience first, search engines last

It’s impossible to write compelling web copy without understanding the needs of your target audience. People read web copy differently than they read printed materials, like magazines or newspapers. Your online audience will “scan” for information. This is where eye-catching titles and sub-headings become important to your online visibility.

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Church Web Design with Church Blog

Church web design can have greater reach with a church blog.
Church web design can do more with a church blog.

If your church web design doesn’t incorporate a church blog you’re limiting your ability to grow in the community and missing out on the opportunity to spread your message worldwide. Let’s look at some ways church blogs create better informed communities and make better connections.

Why are church blogs important?

  • Blogging is more than a regular church service

Let’s face it, when people think of church, they immediately think about a morning or afternoon sermon. Even though some church leaders seek congregation participation, many do not. In a lot of church services, the congregation just sits there and listens. Even though preaching is necessary, there’s no room for interaction or discussion. A church blog allows people to interact with comments and questions. It’s an open and honest form of communication within the church.

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Steps in Building a Small Business Website

Clarksville website design to support the buyers journey/
Website design must support the buyer’s journey.

Creating your own small business website is the best way to establish trust and credibility in your business and show current and future customers what you do, where you are, and how to reach you. Building an effective small business website doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task if you approach the process in the right way. Here are some essential steps in building a small business website.

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Web Design Mistakes Small Business Should Avoid

Website design must do more than look good to be effective.
Small business website design must be simple, clear, and easy to use!

Let’s face it, your small business website may be the only impression you leave with many consumers who conduct the majority of their business online. When they visit your website they are looking for specific information. If you get your business website design wrong, you could initially lose thousands of dollars. You could ultimately lose a lot of potential revenue that you could be making if you had avoided some common website design mistakes.

Let’s explore some common website design mistakes that could sink your small business website:

1. Web design makes pages slow to load

If you are using website or blog platforms like WordPress, there are many plugins available to add functionality to your website design. The important thing to remember is that every element of your web design takes time to load in a visitor’s browser. The more plugins you add, the slower the load time for your site. Just think about how long you will wait for a page to load before you go somewhere else.

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