Why you need to use a user-friendly website? A primary goal of any website or blog is to provide its visitors with a pleasant and fulfilling experience. Regardless of what market the website is targeting, the opinions of users will play a huge role in determining the success of a website. Visitors that have positive experiences will much more likely come back again, refer friends, sign up for a newsletter, purchase a product, submit an inquiry about a service, etc. Web consultation & development is needed for making a user-friendly website.
How can you determine a website is user-friendly or not? There are 4 basic characteristics of user friendly website. They are:
1. Page Load Speed
Most of your visitors will be fairly impatient and pages that load slowly could chase them away. At the very least, slow loading times will reduce the number of pages that they’ll visit on your site.
If someone can’t access your website, it serves no purpose for that visitor. Accessibility of websites has become a bigger priority for designers and developers in recent years, but there is still a long way to go. Even major corporations have struggled to achieve complete accessibility.
All users want to be able to move through the website to find what they want. A huge factor in being user-friendly is providing simple and intuitive navigation. Major areas of navigation should be located consistently on all pages. Using common elements that users expect to find, like “About” page and “Contact” page.
Visitors are coming to your website for a reason. Whatever that reason may be, you want to provide them with what they are seeking. Are they coming to find basic information on your business’ services? Are they coming to read in-depth articles on a particular subject? Whatever the case, the information that your website provides needs to sufficiently meet the expectations of visitors.
If your website has fulfill all of them, it means your web developers have done a good job.