It is only natural that we value one’s appearance at first encounter. There is so much to tell from what we choose to showcase ourselves. It works the same way for your website too.
Let’s put ourselves in the customer’s shoes. Would you visit a messy website that makes you question your whole life’s choices, like “Why am I even here?” or “Geez, I should be anywhere but here.”?
Maintaining an excellent-managed website is the utmost thing you need to consider. Of course, you would not want to feed your visitor’s eyes with some sloppy design, which would lead to low website traffic, right?
Let’s see what methods you can use to design the best website in Malaysia.
Step 1: Identify the content needed for your website
You should always prioritise your content before anything else.
In creating content, you need to make sure that it will provide value for them. Imagine if you have a web hosting company, these are the examples of what you can include in your website:
Homepage – Small introduction to your company; what your company does, where you are located, and which areas you can cover.
Services – List of services provided; what type of web hosting you offer; your rates; and the packages you offer.
Contact Us – Your company’s contact details; your phone number, online booking details, links to your social media accounts or other ways to get in touch.
Blog – Blog section; where you share useful tips and tricks with everyone who visits.
Trial and error. Keep experimenting with your website design by creating a wireframe or mockup to help you see the whole picture.
These are ways you can do it to create a mockup of your website:
By hand: If you’re just using the DIY method to develop your website, you will already have the theme or template on hand. It will be empty, though. You can quickly create a rough layout of your website using just a piece of paper and a pencil. You can indicate which menu item will have which link, where each image will be placed, where the content will go, what will be in the sidebar and footer, where the logo, headlines, and text will be placed, and so on.
With web design software: Tell your website designer, if you have one, to create a low-cost mockup for your website using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch. This includes the homepage and internal page’s design as well.
This will enable you to see the appearance of your website before spending money on a web developer to carry out your design or before investing endless hours into creating your own template or theme.
Branding is very important in exhibiting your business. It is the primary element that will set your website apart from the millions of other websites on the internet.
Here are the essential elements you need to finalise your branding:
Brand story: Who you are, why you exist, and what you do will be revealed to the world through your brand story. You lack an identity if you don’t know the answers to these three questions. Furthermore, without an identity, a brand cannot exist.
Logo: Everyone knows what brand it is when they see the curvy yellow ‘M’ logo; it’s McDonald’s. Or when they see the bitten apple logo; it’s Apple. That’s how important a logo is.
Colour palette: The colours you select for your brand will be used everywhere, including on your website and logo. As a general rule, you should use no more than four colours—a light colour for backdrops, a dark colour for writing, a colour that stands out, and a neutral colour.
Typography: Web design, in the words of renowned UX designer Oliver Reichenstein, “is 95 percent typography.” This means that you should give careful thought to the font family or font combinations you’ll use on your website.
Imagery: The emotions you wish to evoke on your website must be effectively communicated through your images. You can add a certain colour scheme, round them off, or add filters or unique effects to make yours stand out.
Don’t forget to test your website especially in these two main areas:
Browser and device compatibility: Go to popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera and see if your website works well or if there are any crashes. You might want to check your website on different devices as well, i.e., phone, tablet, laptop, PC, etc.
Usability testing: To test your website, either ask others around you or pay a professional tester. Your website’s user response can be determined by their observations.
Take a look at UniFi’s homepage design, created by us
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