How do I make my Website Builder site look great?
This article will help you to start designing your new website.
Here we cover how to put your own stamp on your new website, with some handy design tips to get you started.
For many, visiting your website will be the first encounter that they have with you or your business. First impressions are lasting, so make sure you make a great one!
To make a great first impression, the last thing you want is for a messy or poorly designed website. We’ve already spoken a little about website structure, but the aesthetics of your website plays an equally important part. After all, not many people are willing to return to an ugly-looking website.
Fonts & Colours
First and foremost, you’ll need to pick a font that suits your brand’s style and is easy to read. Avoid using generic fonts like Arial and Comic Sans, as they don’t set a great standard for your visitors.
From there, pick a colour scheme for your site that fits your brand’s style. Make sure you use colours wisely though, as having all your text in a bright, garish colour can make your site a little difficult to read, especially if it clashes with your background colour or image.
All our templates are completely customisable, so spend some time playing with your colours and website background to find what works best for you. Try to find the right balance between using bright colours to highlight key areas of your site, allowing them to stand out, and making your site a melting pot of different colours and styles.
Stunning photos are the cornerstone to a great website. By featuring a range of photos across your website, you can immediately inform visitors about who you are and what you do without saying a word. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words!
Ensure that you use clear, high-quality images throughout your website, as having blurred or pixelated images could undermine your hard work. That said, try to keep the size of your images small – less than 1MB in size. Otherwise, your visitors will likely experience longer loading times, especially if they’re viewing your site on a mobile device, that will cause them to become frustrated and leave your website.
So, you’ve finally finished your website, which looks great on your computer screen. But does it look as impressive on a mobile device?
Since mobile devices make up more than 50% of global website traffic, you’ll need to make sure that your website looks equally impressive across all devices. Luckily, our Website Builder tool allows you to swap between Desktop and Mobile view at any time, allowing you to easily review and amend your site accordingly.