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There are so many shopping sites now that you can't afford to lose customers because of usability issues on your site. While there are hundreds of tips how to improve the usability of your shopping site, not to mention general usability best practices, and not all of them can be included in this article, here are 10 suggestions you might find useful.
Ever since the Web first came onto the scene businesses have graduated realizing the potential that having an Internet presence offers to their organization to the necessity of being on the web. Although it has become much easier to build robust websites with the advent of Content Management Systems, but as users soon found out that getting everything you want out of a CMS might require quite a bit of technical knowledge.
The goal of any ecommerce site is to get your site visitors to purchase something from the site. To help this along, the site design has to be outstanding from the viewpoint of site visitors. Ideally, site design ought to be a harmonious balance between making it work for your business and the user experience of anyone browsing your products.
We hear the words "user experience" get thrown around all the time when it comes to web design, but what does it really mean? If you define the phrase in a broader sense, it means everything that includes a person's emotions, attitudes and behaviors concerning using a certain product (read: a website), system or even service.
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Chances are that you've seen infinite scrolling on various websites with greater frequency. This scrolling technique is characterized by the dynamic addition of web content at the bottom of a webpage, each time a user scrolls down to the bottom of said webpage and nears what would be the end of the content. While it's been around for a few years, it's only been picking up steam as a design trend as of late.
Of all the design choices you can possibly run into when designing, picking the most suitable icons is one of those that you just take for granted. That's not the right attitude to take, though, as icons are one of the most fundamental ways that site visitors interact with any given website. Therefore, it behooves you to spend a fair amount of time in thinking about your choice of icons during the design phase.
Being a web designer is about so much more than just being a very skilled designer who stays on top of the latest coding and technical details. Since being a web designer means, for the most part, a whole lot of freelance work, you have to essentially be a good businessman or woman to succeed. If you can't do something as basic as writing gripping and persuasive copy on your web-design portfolio, then you will not have much success at snagging clients.
Website builders are a quick alternative for creating a site. While it's best if you have coding and design skills because in this case you can make the site look and work exactly to your liking. That said, most website builders can actually be used by anybody, even if he or she has absolutely no coding/design skills. Here are the most popular website builders - they all allow to build a basic site but many of them have advanced functionality, such as a shopping cart, promotion tools, or various...
If you have a website, being ahead of your competition is an important part of having a good online marketing strategy. You should be aware of what they are doing at all times. Luckily for us, there are plenty of tools to help us do that. Some even include multiple different tools to help us with all types of SEO related stuff.
Let's face it: Effective and good hosting is exceptionally vital to any website. After all, it is the basis of your web site. Just think of it this way: If your web site experiences server downtime, it will have dreadful consequences. Your business and brand could well suffer irremediable damage, which is very costly if you've been painstakingly building your brand for a number of years! If you're a professional who's serious about his website, then you must ensure it's in good hands.