Are your clients facing low conversions? Poor web design can be the prime cause of a low conversion rate. When users leave your website within a few seconds, it is a red flag that your website design is not up to the mark.
In this article, we will shed light on some proven tips for improving web design skills to create websites that engage and convert. Read thoroughly, implement each tip gradually, and you will see some major improvements.
So, here you go:
You must have heard the common saying, jack of all, master of none. Yes, one who tries to enter into every niche fails to become a master of even a single one. Therefore, it is essential to sort out one niche and put all your efforts into it.
Saying NO to customers is alright when you have expertise in some other area. Working in multiple niches will divide your efforts, time, and motivation. Consequently, you will not be able to focus on any one of them.
For instance, choose one area that is either an e-commerce website or blogs for designing. Similarly, you can select between web designing and UX designing.
If you want to grow your skills, there are dozens of online videos and tutorials. But, you might not decide which is the best one. To make things easier, enroll in an online course. This will also keep you updated about all recent tactics and tricks.
Do not worry; you do not need to pay hefty bucks for it. There are many free online courses for web designers. Check out the below list:
You must have tried local development environments for redesigning, testing updates, and staging websites. You can also use them for experimenting with new things like plugins, design techniques, templates, and trends.
You can pick up any website of your interest. But, do not panic. Give some time and use all possible resources. Even if you fail, you will learn something new with every experiment.
After every month, go through your first project and see what changes you could have made. If you are on the right track, you will figure out some new things every time. However, if you get no clue about your blunders, you need some training.
When I was taking a UX design course and was looking for users to run the prototype, I created a music app because of my interest. I could have used Sound Cloud or Spotify, but I was so involved in it that I wanted to make it stand out of the box. My work was impressive, and many friends advised me to go for production. This happens only when you work for your passion.
At times, you come up with an impressive design, but it decreases usability. This type of design is worthless. Moreover, your design should enhance the user experience besides looking impressive. You can also use Dribble or similar tools for testing your designs and taking feedback.
This is an era of automation and shortcuts. For making things easier and giving the best outcome, try bringing some automation into your work. You can do so by creating a toolbox. It will include all your resources, apps, and templates.
In this way, whenever you get a new project, you will jump to your toolbox, use the appropriate tools and give your best shot. However, do not forget to update it.
Sometimes, we are in a rush and forget to use our best tool. But, when you have a toolbox, you will have all possible tools in front of you. Furthermore, it will save your time and efforts. So, always keep your toolbox ready beforehand.
If you have not subscribed to a professional web designing blog, you are missing out. You are missing all the pro tips and advice. However, it does not mean signing up for every other design blog. Search for the best ones and go for the one that is related to your niche.
You can have a look at Webdesigner Depot. It regularly posts something amazing and useful too. You will gain a lot of knowledge and do not forget to implement what you learn. Since I am a freelancer, I will suggest the Freelancer’s Union newsletter for some good reads.
If you do not have enough time to read blogs and newsletters, do not worry. You can still gain pro tips from a podcast. I use to listen to my favorite podcasts on my way back home.
Furthermore, it gives a good rest to your eyes. You will enjoy some off-screen time and will be well prepared for the new task. Here is a list of some best podcasts for web designers:
Meeting up with people from your field is important. It helps you knowing new experiences, tricks, and trends. Besides this, you can quickly get help from others whenever a client is driving you nuts.
Search for web designers group on Facebook and LinkedIn. Additionally, you can have a look at Meetup. You will be shocked to see multiple groups here. So many designers share their views, discuss new tools, and learn something new each day.
In short, improving your web design skills becomes easier when you have a bunch of tips in hand. Some pro tips include narrowing down the skills, taking an online course, and creating a toolbox.
Additionally, joining social media groups, subscribing to blogs, and listening to podcasts is a plus. Lastly, you should stick to your passion and keep experimenting with new things. Stick to these tips and experience a great improvement in no time.
Author Bio: Shaheyar provides ghostwriting and copywriting services. His educational background in the technical field and business studies helps him in tackling topics ranging from career and business productivity to web development and digital marketing. He occasionally writes articles for Muslim Pro
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