Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The best web designing tips for building a successful website

Companies irrespective of size and type of business they are doing are now required to maintain websites that are attractive in terms of web design as well as in helping the concerned website in getting good ranking in the Search Engine Result Pages or SERPS of Google or other search engine sites. With the evolving web designing techniques and trends every other day, companies can always give an amazing effect to their business websites by using some enchanting methods of web designing.

Responsive Web Designing Techniques that are now used as per the mobile or smart phone configurations have replaced the older methods of web designing techniques like tables, graphic. The below mentioned web designing tips if adhered to would help in capturing more leads, and helping organizations or entrepreneurs in conducting better businesses.

1.    Choose responsive web designing: The penetration of mobiles, tablets, smart phones and other communication gadgets have led to a kind of internet revolution with users accessing the internet not only on desktops or laptops but also on tablets, mobile devices. It is estimated that about 17.4% of global website traffic has originated from mobile devices during 2013. Therefore, for enterprises, it is required to adapt to responsive web designing instead of creating separate web pages for mobile, tablet, and PC platforms.  The Responsive Web Designing (RWD) also helps in reducing costs pertaining to website development and designing.

2.    Do not attempt to target everyone: When building a website, the entrepreneur should not attempt to build a website on a wider platform. The website owner must be sure about who is the target audience. Defining the target audience and designing with that target in mind would ensure more conversions and better conversion rate.

3.    The exit of flash websites: Flash websites have become the thing of the past, as they are no longer in tandem with those iOS mobile devices that do not support Flash thereby producing slow and unresponsive user designs that frustrates the customers or clients. Now Simple and chiseled rectangular graphics with solid colors have replaced flashy websites on the mobile and other smart phone gadgets.

4.    Using and respecting text contrast: The importance of text contrast is still getting its due. Black text on a white background is still the most effective way to present the text. The right contrast still makes a difference on the users giving them a choice either clicking or to navigate away from the concerned website.  

Thus, these are some of the important web designing tips to be taken into account when building a website.    

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The role of PHP in web development and designing

PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor- earlier known as Personal Home Page) has emerged as the most popular general purpose scripting language that is best suited for web development and web designing. PHP is now the most sought after scripting language for majority of blogs and popular websites. PHP is a server side scripting language that can also be used as a general-purpose programming language. As PHP is an open source language it is helping web designers and developers in building active web pages and providing them an easier way to accomplish web related programming tasks.

PHP as an application is very fast and secure with large usability making it as a language more popular among website designers and developers. PHP can be run on almost all operating systems such as Windows XP, Linux, and Mac OS etc. thereby making it more accessible to windows. By using PHP scripting language, web developers are able to create active web pages that are easily integrated with other web pages. Through PHP, web developers are in a position to make fast, secure and dynamic web portals with premium and well matched features.

Web designers are using PHP as the scripting language that interfaces well with the MYSQL and mostly in use for online database by majority of web site designing companies. For large organizations having a huge database, the use of PHP enables the concerned company’s website to have control over the whole database with less cost and efforts. By using PHP, organizations can focus on their core business activities rather than struggling with unnecessary database problems.

Web developers along with PHP programmers are delivering the best web solutions for businesses in the field of ecommerce, healthcare, education, manufacturing, financial services, insurance and other sectors. By using PHP, ecommerce based websites developers are able to create dynamic database driven web sites and web application development that easily mingles with the html pages. The creation of dynamic website with PHP is also playing a major role in drawing more organic and referral traffic based on SEO techniques leading to rise in business revenue or potential sales figure of the concerned websites.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Tips for impressive web designing and development

Web designing and development services are a close-knit group with each one of them depending on the other to make a website easy to find, navigate, understood and shared among the website users/viewers or followers. Web designers and developers always need to update themselves by learning the core principles that govern the web design and development. There are many resources available on internet as well as through offline modes (educational courses, libraries, institutions) to learn more about web designing and development. Web development and designing are two sides of a same coin. Here the coin is the website which if designed and developed correctly can be the most effective communication tool to appeal the target market or audience and for good search engine ranking.
In today’s world, the technology is changing every day with websites being accessed through wide range of different devices such as tablets, Smartphone’s, iPhones, laptops, Personal Computers etc where each of these devices requiring separate experience of web browsing and design aesthetics. Best web designing tactics require web designers and developers to a strike balance between technical and Search Engine Optimization or SEO functionality, navigation and layout. The following tips would be helpful in creating impressive web design and development tools for launching a fruitful website.
  • Coding structures: While developing a website, the website developer must ensure that the coding structure of the site is prepared in such a way that it should easily be opened in all types of web browsers. Web developers should see that important technicalities while framing the web structures are addressed perfectly.
  •  Design for different screen widths: A wide range of different devices is now used to access websites and these include mobile, tablets, smart phones, iPhones etc. It is estimated that about 23% of website visits are coming from either a tablet or mobile and therefore a website design must automatically resize to allow different screen widths or the website designer must provide a different version of the website to allow for different devices.
  • In-depth knowledge of web development software: A professional web developer must remain well versed with different web development platforms, languages and coding structures to find new ways or methods of web development as per their client requirements.
  • Keeping consistent web design: Uniformity in web designing is the very important as inconsistency may confuse the visitors or users forcing them to leave the website. Therefore, web designers must pick a style and stick to across all pages of the website.
These important tips if adhered to will go a long way in a proper website development and designing.