Top Design Tips For WordPress

using images in a web designMost people have a hard time creating a good WordPress design, especially if they don’t have a good web design background. Yes, you might have the best content, but without a good design on your WordPress site, all the attention will be pulled away from your content. Well, here are some useful tips to help you create the best designs for your site.

Creating Great Looking WordPress Websites

Creating A Good Brand Identity

Branding is a good way to secure loyalty and trust from your target audience and existing customers. Your website needs to include a logo, motto or anything that customers can catch on quickly. The best branding efforts are mostly visual, and that’s what you should invest in to get the best results out of your branding campaign.

If you don’t have good graphic design skills yourself, then get a professional designer to create a logo and header image for your website. You don’t need to spend a fortune on this. Often, you can find great designers at very low cost on sites like fiverr.com. Be sure to choose a designer that has a lot of good reviews and

Organised Content

Customers can find whatever they are looking for on your website if it is properly organised. Try to keep the content simple by deciding the most important content to show on your site. Of course, you need to figure out what you’re trying to achieve from your website. Once you have discovered the target, it’s easy to modify the content to fit into your goals. Give your visitors the most valuable and relevant information for the best results.

Take Advantage Of White Space

White space refers to the negative space in your web design that gives your site’s design some breathing room. If you add some space between paragraphs or lines, the content will appear professional, cleaner and more organised. It’s also a good way of creating more focus on your website and allowing customers to get access to more information.

Of course, you don’t want lots of big, open white space areas on your site. Otherwise, it can look unprofessional. The key is to get a balance of nicely spaced content, images and other design aspects that you are working with on your site.

Images And Videos

You need to choose the right photos and videos to match your content. The best visuals should make your site appear much better. Of course, be careful with the copyrights of photos, especially those originating from the search engines and if your site is product based. Certainly, you don’t want to step on anyone’s toes when you’re using photos or videos on your website.

There are free stock images that you can use if they have the right Creative Commons. However, some image licenses will require you to also do certain things like credit the author for the image, link to the location when you obtained the image and so forth. Therefore, always make sure you read the license for the image. However, if you need more professional images, then you should go to a place like shutterstock.com or depositphotos.com and purchase more professional stock images.

Here is some important information about image copyright.

Consistency

Your web design elements need to be consistent at all times. Try keeping colours, element styles or fonts consistent unless you’re trying to introduce a new element that contradicts with the rest. One advantage of WordPress is that there are unlimited options to choose from. Therefore, once you decide on a specific theme, you can always add more elements that complement it accordingly.

WordPress Web Design Skills

a computerWelcome to our website where we will be bringing you some dynamite content on WordPress web design to help you with you setup and design skills.

You may be getting into blogging or perhaps you are wanting to learn how to set your own website up for your business. You may even feel that you would like to learn web design to do it as a business once you are competent enough. Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn how to use WordPress, our blog will be a useful resource to help you get started.

So many people need a website nowadays, from business owners to simple bloggers who like to write about their musings. WordPress is one of the best content management systems (CMS) to use in our opinion as it is versatile, highly customisable and easy to use once you get the hang of it.

We will be helping you along the way with various tutorials, design lessons and customisation. We will also be reviewing some of the best plugins and also talking about great themes to use for your website to make it look and feel absolutely fantastic and something that  you are truly proud of.

Stay tuned for some great content coming up to help you get started with WordPress in the right way.

We leave you now with this awesome video showing some of the great benefits of using WordPress as your CMS solution.