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4 Tips for Building Wonderful Websites

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1. Keep it Secure

Check you have an SSL certificate by going on your website and seeing whether there is a padlock on the left of the URL in the address bar. Get in touch with your web developer straight away if there isn’t one there. You looking at website design you should also keep your site’s plugins, themes and installation completely up to date to make sure it’s as secure as possible.

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2. Consider the Users Flow

When site mapping and designing a website, it’s important to consider the user journey. Your website design should have an easy to use navigation which allows the user to freely view the website whilst effortlessly engaging with the content.

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3. Don't Forget Backups

You should always be confident that you won’t lose any important data, so keeping a backup of your website is essential. Create backups regularly and make sure they’re both local and external so that you’re covered in case you need quick recovery, but you’re also in the clear if there’s a local failure.

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4. Responsive and Engaging

Make sure your website always adapts to the screen it’s being viewed on, so that it’s not only readable, but also simple to use. Consider adjusting buttons to centre align so it’s easily accessible to both left and right-handed users. It’s also effective to break up large blocks of text so as to keep every user engaged with your content.

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