As a Web site designer, he/she must have active knowledge and ideas about the how users use our sites. (Web Design)
A typical an uninvited visitor would not stay long and read the whole content of your entire web page! No matter how much important and useful information that you put on a Web page, the visitor only spend a few minutes on scanning seek information after that he/she decides whether to leave or stay.
Be sure what you write must be short and useful for the visitors and place very first sentence of the page! After that, try to keep the user occupied with short paragraphs and new header down the page. (Web Design)
Paragraphs should be as short as possible. Keep the pages as short as possible. Keep the chapters as short as possible. Use a lot of space! Pages overloaded with text will kill your audience. If you have a lot to say, break your information into smaller chunks and place it on different pages! (Web Design)
Create a consistent navigation structure that is used by all the pages in your Web site. Don't use hyperlinks inside each paragraph, to send visitors to every page of your Web. This will destroy the feeling of a consistent navigation structure. If you must use hyperlinks, add them to the bottom of a paragraph, or to the menu. (Web Design)
Sometimes developers are not aware of the fact that some pages take a long time to download. Most visitors will leave a Web page that takes more than 7 seconds to download. Test your web pages over a low-speed modem connection. If your pages take a long time to download, consider to removing graphic or multimedia content. (Web Design)
Feedback is a very good thing! Your visitors are your "customers". Often they will give you some valuable hints about what you could have done better. Provide a simple way to reach you, and you will get a lot of input from the people with different skills and knowledge. (Web Design)
Sample of Web page layouts
Web pages are designed by using various editing tools like front-page, Dreamweaver, coffee cup HTML and other tools like Flash, GIF factory, Photoshop Swish, etc. for graphic manipulation and animation which acts as a component of Web page design. In addition to this, design the Web page we could use notepad as well or any editor where we can type the code and script.
But such editor takes a lot of time to code the Web page so professionals use software like FrontPage, Dreamweaver etc. One of the important aspects of this software is, though it makes easy to design Web page but it can’t perform the entire task of HTML tags, in such case one have to code it by the Web designer himself/herself.
It is a proprietary Web development tool developed by Adobe System. It was originally developed by Macromedia in 1997 and was maintained by them until Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.
It is the Web design and development application that provides a visual WYSIWYG editor and the code editor with standard features such as syntax highlight, code completion, and code collapsing as well as more sophisticated features such as real-time syntax checking and code introspection for generating code hints to assist the user in writing code.
Microsoft FrontPage is WYSIWYG HTML editor and Web site Administrator tool from Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft provided FrontPage from 1997 to 2003 as a part of Microsoft Office Package but then after discontinued it. Since then it replaces by Microsoft Expression Web and SharePoint Designer since December 2006.
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There are various web page editing tools: