Click! Open! Click! Open! This loop continues for an ideal customer. Yes! An ideal customer would have 9 tabs open and is flipping through trying to find the best product/information.
Just question yourself – Is there something that will stop him? Or he will click and abandon it?
What’s the black in the white that would allow him to ditch your site? Do you know he will certainly come to a decision about the quality of the information even before he goes through it? Well it is based on your website’s design.
If the site’s design doesn’t pass muster, chances are that he may never go through the valuable information. He’ll hover over that big X, click it, and make your site go away.
If you are new to online world, you should know that for any business website or blog, design plays crucial role for attracting visitor’s attention and increasing online sales and growth. In case if your website is not able to make an excellent impression on the visitor then your rival will lead with that potential customer.
The world of development welcomes WordPress for developing powerful websites. WordPress has invited new challenges and opened new opportunities for designers and developers. The developers will find many subjective blogs upon managing content, developing plugins to create custom website page. However, being a designer it seems difficult to know the rights and wrongs. Don’t despair , following are few tips for WordPress designers who are new to WordPress.
- The Colors Inspire ‘The Click’
Are the colors memorable? Do they give a soothing effect? Do they inspire a perfect combination? Well you need to choose the colors wisely, as they are the ultimate reason for the users to explore your site. The colors of your website provide an opportunity to the people to enter the beautiful space when they hit your home page. Colors function on a subliminal level, as they have the ability to speak to the visitors overcoming the power of what words can say.
For this, remember two simple rules –
- Give Amazing Look With Limited Color Palette – Along with two dark color black and dark grey text, use two main inspiring colors.
- Pick an Accent Color – The Accent color will try to draw attention just like a special offer.
- Time To Fill The Brain With PHP Basic Codes
Can you deal with PHP code? No? Well there’s no problem with the designers when it comes to manage the PHP code. However, for a designer who just understand mere HTML and CSS would worry when he explores some PHP code. Don’t despair. If you want to become a PHP designer you ought to learn PHP. At least the basic PHP knowledge is must.
- Get Ready To Explore PHP Functions and Themes
Wow! Once you are sure that you will easily deal with the PHP code, the next step will be to get familiar with WordPress functions and themes. The designers always consider the themes for designs as the themes give a proper idea about the website layout and design of the website. Moreover, the designer ensures that he/she is prepared to deal with every problem that can be solved using PHP functions and code.
- Make The Proper Use Of JQuery
The clients usually request for some JQuery functions that should be added with themes or plugins. Since you are new to WordPress you need to consider the following points to ensure everything goes perfect –
- USE WP_ENQUEUE_SCRIPT()
- Using jQuery.noConflict
- Using The $.ready Function
- LOAD JQUERY FROM THE GOOGLE AJAX LIBRARY
- LOAD JQUERY IN THE FOOTER
- ADD JQUERY AS A DEPENDENCY
- PROPER JQUERY CODING CONVENTIONS
- Check For WordPress Required CSS
The designer must have knowledge about CSS. The best part about it is that almost all the knowledge is reusable. Though, don’t forget to learn about the WordPress specific CSS.
- Choose Fonts Wisely
Including any custom fonts in your website would surely take time and extra effort but they are worth for it. Choose the fonts that reflect your brands personality and believe us, it will make your site look more professional.
Moreover, an important to check is never overcrowd your blog with different kind of fonts or colors. This would certainly affect the user’s eye and at last he will leave the site. So make sure that you choose a background and a font color that looks great together, as the right font type and color will make a great visual impact.