Suggestions on Web Design
1. Flashy pages are strongly discouraged.
It seems a lot of web designers fancy creating stylish spash pages; these pages, however, do nothing but impede the web users from immediately getting on the home page. These "website introductions" are almost always just short Flash-based videos which showcase the web design skill sets of web designers, but are ultimately impractical. Nowadays, flash animations no are utterly common; so common that it doesn't even impress a lot of web users anymore. Web designers are ultimately tasked to perform two things; either to deliver to the web user what they want, or get the web users to perform an action. A flashy page only slows down such a process, and should be avoided wherever possible.
2. Banner advertisements are important.
A single banner advertisement is more profitable compared to a bunch of banner advertisements which only get minimal click-throughs. The harder it is to acquire a single banner advertisement space, the more attractive it becomes to advertisers. In that particular space, try and place as much useful information as you can. Another good tip in making the space additionally captivating to potential advertisers, try and surround your banner advertisement with as much useful content as you can.
3.Navigation is very relevant.
Indeed, the fastest bike in the world is utterly useless if no one knows how to drive it. The same can be said for websites. Website owners can spend as much as they can for lots of types of web design and make the entire thing look very stylish, but if it cannot allow the web users to navigate through it with ease, then it has failed. If the web design is to provide a website which allowed easy navigation, it would be best to opt for a simple interface. Navigation is a strong point that unlocks good website design.
4.Copy-paste is for amateurs.
Incompetent web designers would more often than not just copy and paste codes from different websites and collect them into their website. When an error comes up, they have no idea how to fix it mainly because they didn't write the code themselves. During such an event, web designers would have to try and understand everything from scratch to be able to identify and fix such errors. However, it is the web users who suffer because they'd have to sit through each and every error.
5.The key to success is consistency.
Regardless of the size and content, each website should at least try to remain consistent to ascertain that web users know where they are and where they are going. The ultimate goal is to make the user familiar of the functions of the website.