Five tips for making your website more user friendly

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  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser Regular Member

    Nov 15, 2010
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    There are many things you can do to make your website as user friendly as possible. And, believe it or not, this should be your number one goal when it comes to designing a website because if it is not easy for visitors to navigate then they simply will not visit and your business will suffer. So, the following tips will help you significantly when trying to make your site as user friendly as possible.

    Fast Loading
    One of the most important aspects of your website is making sure that it loads quickly. As long as your website loads fast then visitors will stick around to see what you have to offer. However, if your site takes longer than a few seconds to load then you can say goodbye to your visitors because they will exit out and find another site to visit that loads quicker. So, make sure your site loads fast and you will have part one of user friendliness down.

    Your site needs to have a layout that is very clear so that visitors can easily see where the information is located, any links you may have provided, and all information on your site. Having a confusing layout will send visitors straight to the search engines to find another site that is easy to maneuver. So, make sure your site is organized and laid out in a way that is extremely obvious to web users.

    Use colors on your website to keep visitors interested in what you have to say. Also, be sure to use bold colors that are easy to see like blacks, blues, reds, greens, purples, and the like. Yellows, oranges, and other colors, as well as small fonts, can be very difficult to see and make reading information very difficult. Review your site colors and see if they stand out and are easy to read. If so, then you have no worries. If not, then you need to do some work.

    Believe it or not, but an FAQ page is one of the best user friendly things you can add to your website. This is because most visitors have a few questions and generally they are the same questions as other visitors before them. So, answer the most frequently asked questions on your website and make your job easier by not receiving tons of the same questions while informing web visitors. An FAQ page is a win/win situation.

    Finally, make your site user friendly by providing information that is relevant and easy to understand. Remember that your web visitors are not geniuses and they don’t know your website in and out like you do, so explain information so web visitors are completely aware of what services or products you offer

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