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  1. Expert Advice About Getting More From Web Design You will likely feel intimidated by starting a brand new website, but see it as an exciting new venture. You may not understand what needs to be done first, who can teach you the basics, and how much money you'll need to spend. The following tips should give you enough information to draw up a basic plan and start building a quality Web Design Birmingham.Use fixed-position navigation. This keeps the site menus in place as visitors scroll through your site. It benefits virtually everyone who will visit your site. Incorporate a site map into your website. Site maps serve several purposes. First, they make navigation throughout your site much easier for visitors. Second, the major search engines can utilize it to index your entire site. This means your search engine optimization improves, and your website receives more exposure, giving you more profit-earning potential. Choose a good background. There are certain websites that utilize animated GIFs for their backgrounds. While such backgrounds can be attractive in some cases, they can also make it difficult to read the content on your website. Choose a background which complements your website, and your visitors will find it much easier to read your message. Avoid creating user interface (UI) controls that mislead your visitors. These controls include elements, widgets and more that create an interactive experience, such as a link, drop-down list or button. You do not want to make visitors think that clicking on an underlined word or phrase for example, will lead to a new page if it is not actually linked to something else. When your visitors have expectations of something working a certain way and it does not, they are more likely to assume there is something wrong with your site and leave. Use a descriptive title. Many site owners forget to name their pages, or name them something generic, such as "Welcome Page." Search engines do use title descriptions in their rankings, so make sure you are as descriptive as possible, without going overboard. Make sure it is usable for your viewers and the search engines. Have a site map. These are useful to your clients and the search engines, as they give a detailed overview of your entire website. It can be a guide for viewers searching for a certain part of your site, and also allow you to keep track of its structure and layout.

  2. Do not utilize pop-ups. One of the worst things a user must deal with is getting one pop-up after another when visiting a website. It does not matter who or what the website represents, most visitors will not hang around if they are bombarded with pop-ups. Avoid annoying your customers, by staying away from these irritating advertisements. Some website hosting services require you to use pop-up ads; you should view such policies as strong arguments against using such a service. Now that you've reached the end of this article, you are ready to dive in to the creation of your Web Design Birmingham. Put together a budget, find mentors and start designing your website. It is not necessary to spend a fortune creating a website. It just takes time, a little creativity and a willingness to learn.