Seeing It Like A Designer
Weeding Out The Clutter and Guiding The Eye To The
Many websites are confusing because their opening page
doesn't tell people what the site is about. Instead, it has
some large graphic, perhaps a name and the visitor is
expected to just figure it out from there. Unless your site
is already a household word, that won't cut it.
On the other hand, you don't want to go crazy, filling
your first page with so much information, the visitor
doesn't know where to look first. Your first page should be
like the front of a store you would visit in person. It
should clearly say what can be found inside and tell people
how to get in.
Your organization should be logical and self-evident. The
names of the areas on your site should be descriptive but
not confusing. What's New sounds better than About Me,
whereas naming all your areas in Latin may be fun - but how
many visitors will want to translate your descriptions just
to navigate your site?
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