02 February, 2017

17 Web Design Trends for 2017

AKS WEBSOFT CONSULTING PVT. LTD. - How we consume the web changes and how we make creative designs for your websites

17 Web Design Trends for Designing Perfect Websites

  1. Microinteraction
  2. Reliance on images over text
  3. Designing with real data
  4. Scrolling
  5. Conversational /Bot websites and apps
  6. The death of hamburger menu
  7. Desktop push notifications
  8. Product Explainer Videos
  9. Duotones
  10. Stylized Typography
  11. Vibrant Colour Schemes
  12. Broken Grid Layouts
  13. Dynamic Storytelling
  14. Direct Chat with Support
  15. Full Screen Sign Up "Modals"
  16. Custom Illustration and Iconography
  17. Looking to the Future: Virtual Reality for the Web
A good web designer must follow these 17 trends of perfect web designing to spread over the web world.

Every point mentioned here for good web-designing has broad meaning in itself and to understand each of them comprehensively, readers must check-out my coming blogs and videos to which I will share on the same place (My Facebook Page).

24 December, 2015

6 Principles Of Effective Web Designing

 1. Make it self-explanatory

When you’re creating a site, the web-page should be obvious and self-explanatory. Your job is to get rid of the user’s query and make it easy to understand and use.

A clear structure, moderate visual clues and easily recognizable links can help users to find their path to their aim.Design a simple and intuitive website and try to understand the query which will be appeared by the user. List out the query and make sure that the number of query is close to 0 is a most important task of a designer.

2. Don’t lose user's patience

In every project, try to keep your user requirements minimal when you are going to offer your visitors some service or tool. Lesser the action for the users, the more likely a random visitor is to actually try it out. If you have a long web form and any visitor is visiting your website for the first time, he will never come back again. Let users explore the site and discover your services without forcing them to share their private data. It’s not viable to force users to enter an email address to test the feature.

Users would only like to share their email address if they’d seen the feature work. While designing a website, designer should keep in mind that subscriptions and registrations are not required at first, ideally remove all barriers. A user registration alone is enough of an obstruction to user navigation to cut down on incoming traffic.

3. Focus on user's attention

As websites provide both static and dynamic content, some points of the user interface attract attention more than others do. Obviously, images and sentences marked as bold are more eye-catching and more attractive than plain text.

The human eye is can instantly recognize edges, patterns and motions. This is why video-based advertisements and attractive images are extremely influencing and attracting user's attention in the market these days.

4. Aim for feature exposure

Let the user see clearly what functions are available is a fundamental principle of successful user interface design that will lead the visitors through the site content in a very simple and user-friendly way. It hardly matters how this is achieved. What matters is that the content is well-understood and visitors feel comfortable with the way they interact with the system.

5. Effective writing must be done

It is very essential to keep the content of a website effective in order to make a good website. Without a powerful writing we can’t imagine a website to be well-designed. It is necessary to use the writing style which is preferred and suitable for the user. Promotional writing and long text blocks without images should be avoided, keywords marked in bold or italics are not effective. Long and exaggerated language is not attractive and shouldn’t be used.

An optimal solution for effective writing is to

• Use brief phrases and come to point,
• Use bulleted lists, categorized content, use multiple heading levels and visual elements that will make your writing more specific and effective.

6. Keep it simple

The “keep it simple”-principle should be the primary goal of site design. Despite of design user will prefer more informatics website. User is more interested in information than the design. Don't make it complex; try to keep it as simple as you can.
From user point of view the website with advertisement and any unnecessary content make the website complex and tough so try to avoid these things and make is user friendly.

22 October, 2013

Lesser Known Free Stock Photo Websites for Web Designers

Great images play an important role for any business when it comes to online branding. Photos are certainly more appealing than plain text and therefore convey the feeling more strongly you want your perspective clients to tell. A business website has very few moments to impress a visitor, and if a website is able to hold the attention of the visitors, only then you either going to make a sale or earn a new client. Well written content about your company or services is also important to have but images determine the first impression of the visitors and are a major force to attract more and more audience.

Never use Generic Images like Below in a Business Website

Happy Employees - Generic Business Image
Generic Images - Business People Meeting

The success of any business in the online world is highly dependent on the first experience because this is where they have a chance to distinguish themselves from others. A small business website should have a refreshing look and feel so that it can attract more and more customers. Unrealistic and generic images found on various stock photo sites cannot provide that look and will definitely hamper brand reputation. That is the reason why startup and small business should avoid kind of fake stock photos. People want to work and deal with real businesses, so it is always better to publishing original photos of you, your place, products and clients. Photo providers like Shutterstock and iStockPhoto do offer a huge collection of images, but photos that look good are not free and those images they offer for free are all generic ones. So what is the solution? Thankfully, there are many resources out there to find royalty-free, Creative Commons-licensed and free to use images.

Here are some of the top sites where you can easily find non generic and real images for free or without giving a link or credit to someone.

Websites that don’t require you to have an account and login

The Morguefile     http://www.morguefile.com

Pixabay    http://pixabay.com

Ooomf    https://ooomf.com

Unsplash    http://unsplash.com

Free Stock Photos http://www.freestockphotos.biz

Free Stock Sites where you need to be a member

The Stock Exchange     http://www.sxc.hu

Stock Photos for Free       http://www.stockphotosforfree.com

Free Range Stock      http://freerangestock.com

Flickr is another great resource to look for quality free photos although majority of the images are copyright-protected but still there are plenty of them uploaded under Creative Commons licenses that can be used for commercial purpose. To find such images, open the advanced search options and selects the “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content” and the “Find content to use commercially” check-box.


03 July, 2012

Website Designing.

What is website designing?
In the very short way we can say - Web design is the skill of creating presentations of content, color and image that is delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web.
Website Designing is a process of planning processing and designing of electronic media content delivered via internet in the form of technologies, animations, scripts, databases, languages and display by a web browser.
Why you need website?
A website design gives prospective clients the right impression of your company and presents your company as a professional, competent business. Whether you are trying to establish yourself as an online presence or acquire more clientele, a website has become crucial. So, it is important to have a website that inspires trust and confidence in the customer.
Our Work Process
  • Understanding what a website needs to do, and who your audience is?
  • Suggest domain name and web hosting as per your requirements
  • Start designing according to customer's and market requirements in term of visualization.
  • Website testing, it covers w3c validation / browser compatibility / fast downloading and error free site.
  • Ready to visible in Search engines