Today, WordPress is one of the most popular CMSs across the globe. Why not? Around 19,500,000 websites on the entire web use WordPress. The keyword “WordPress” is Googled around 2.8 million times every month.
If you are reading this right now, there’s a high chance that you are either a Web Developer, a WordPress designer or someone who wants to build the most amazing piece of creation for their brand.
No matter who you are, if you are here to build on your designing skills, you are at the right place. What follows next will change the way you look at designing, and help you create the most exceptional piece of creation for your extremely valued clients.
When it comes to website, it’s design is more important than its functionality. It can be hard to understand exactly why businesses pay so much for web design work. After all, as long as you have a functional website, it can’t matter that much what it looks like, right?
Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Web Design is one of the most important aspects of your online presence. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to pay exorbitant amount of money for top-tier designers, but rather that you need to find a style of web design that works for your business.
Here are some amazing WordPress Design Tips, that will help you make your site look exceptional.
#1: Choose a Professional Theme:
There are “near to infinite” free WordPress themes available in the WordPress repository from which you can choose one for your website. However, if you wish your website to look exceptional and stand out from the crowd, you must consider the thought of investing in a “premium theme” which can make your website look exceptional!
There are more than 11,000 WordPress themes on ThemeForest – the largest market of WordPress themes. Also, while choosing a premium theme, make sure it is responsive.
#2: Follow KISS Philosophy:
Keep it Simple and Stupid! Well, at first this might sound a little weird, but the fact of the matter is, no one likes complex websites which are hard to use and impossible to interact with. The design of your website should be simple to use and easy to interact with.
You should always strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things. Clarity of design and simplicity of use produce the ideal combination of form and function that helps your websites simply work better all round.
“The best design is the simplest one that works.”
#3: Keep It Lite:
This might sound pretty obvious to an extent, yet too many designers tend to overlook the importance of an “fully optimized website”. No one likes to sit in front of an “ever loading” website (which has a great design). Today, if your website does not load in the first 3-5 seconds, the user will definitely click on the “X” icon on the top of the tab and get along with something else – probably your competitor’s “creatively designed and fully optimized website”.
The point here is this, don’t let your design overshadow your website’s speed. Be picky with your plugins and theme. Do more with least number of plugins. This will help your website to load much faster and look prettier.
“Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.”
– Aldous Huxley
#4: Don’t Be Just Another WordPress Site:
WordPress gives you the ultimate freedom to be wild, imaginative, creative, experimental, and build something out of the box that your users will fall in love with. I am not sure why so many people play too small while building their brand. If you are not too good at it, there are so many WordPress Development companies out there to help you in leveraging the freedom of WordPress.
You won’t be surprised to know, WordPress powers 14.7% of top 100 websites in the world. Websites of top brands like, Sony Music, MTV News, Bata, Time Inc., The Walt Disney Company, are powered by WordPress. With WordPress, you too can be the next top website across the globe.
“A good designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
#5: Add a Flavour of Wittiness:
Sometimes, a little flavour of humour helps to build a good rapport between your brand and the end user. There are a lot of instances where you can intelligently add humour to your website to build good rapport with your fans. For a start, how about having a funny “404 Page”?
Instead of, “404 Error. Oops! Page Not Found!” how about deliberately designing it and replacing the default one with: “Oh no, you’ve found our junior developer’s homepage! Despite sleeping on the couch most of the day, our junior web developer still finds time to do some coding…”
Above was just a very general example of how intelligently integrated humour can build a rapport with your end user. Here too, you can get as creative as you will and challenge the status quo, thereby building a good rapport with your end users.
“Humour is the affectionate communication of insight.”
– Leo Rosten
Final words, I hope the above WordPress design tips will invariably help you in adding creativity to your website, thereby making the user experience luxurious and exceptional. Of course, this is not the end. In fact, improving the UX is a never-ending journey you could embark upon. You can keep updating the content, customizing typography, fonts and the overall feel of the website that will invariably make your users proud to be using your products. Not only that, if your website “feels great” people will not hesitate to promote your brand as a whole.
Also, if you have some amazing WordPress Design tips that you would like to share, we would be more than happy to hear that from you. Please feel free to comment more such amazing tips that can help others to design “creativity”.
“There are three responses to a piece of design– yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one you should always aim for.”