DIY Website Design Tips To Make Your Website Look Professional
DIY Website Design Tips From The Glam Shack
Creating a website can be daunting, but with these beginner tips you can make it look professional and polished in no time!
Especially in the beginning stages of building your business, more than likely, you’re the CEO, marketing director, accountant, and any other role your business needs. So if the title website developer has made its way to that list, too, then you’ve come to the right place.
It’s completely fine not to have it in your budget to hire a creative web designer, but it can be frustrating when you feel like your skills aren’t enough to create a polished business website. But that just isn’t true. All you need is some direction and expert tips, and then before you know it, you’ll know exactly what it takes to make a stunning website on a budget.
We’re going to walk you through five basic website design tips that you can apply to your website today to make it professional all on your own! Read on, and let’s dive in:
Develop a simple color palette
If bright colors are your thing, we aren’t telling you not to use them, but do proceed with caution. Your website’s color palette will translate your brand’s personality to your visitors, so don’t overwhelm them with too many colors.
Use color psychology to help you pick colors that encompass your brand, and then choose one primary color, an accent color, and then a couple of neutral colors for backgrounds and body text.
Display contact forms
There’s something about easy-to-fill contact forms that just exude convenience and professionalism, so put them to work on your website! This way, users can quickly get in touch with you, and the experience will feel like a breeze.
Get creative with your call-to-actions
One thing DIY website builders overlook is making their call-to-action statements their own. Though it may seem small, customized call-to-actions can tell a user a lot about your brand, so use them to your advantage and have fun with them, too!
Find a niche stock photo suite
Your About page is where your major conversions and sales can stem from if using high-quality, personable images on your website is a quick way to take your website from just okay to amazing. You may already be using stock images from sites like Unsplash, but check out all the stock photo websites out there that are curated to specific aesthetics, like Styled Stock Society.
There’s more out there where that comes from, so do some research and find branded images that speak to your brand’s identity.
Make use of negative space for a cleaner aesthetic
Your visitors are coming to your website to find an answer to their question, so make all the information they need easier to find by leaving plenty of blank areas on your pages. Using open spaces is the key to making your site look less cluttered and more organized.
Smile, now you can approach your website design process with more confidence and get started attracting the visitors of your dreams. For more web design and SEO tips, check out our blog here!