Importance Of Good Website Navigation
If websites are to attract visitor traffic,
and visitors need easy browsing experience, then the
navigation pathway of the website would be the prime
factor in the website design and development process!
All websites aim to sculpt a strong
internet presence in order to broaden their business
and be accessible to a global audience. They work
with a mission to attract huge number of traffic and
boost the sales. And for visitors to arrive on the
site and stay therein, a website has to score well
on certain features, namely:
. Attractive design
. Great user experience
Now, all these aspects are related to
one particular website design element- Navigation
Pathway! If you have ever visited a website and didn't
know how to browse different pages, then you know
what I am talking about. Without a good navigation
system, it is absolutely impossible for users to find
their way around.When you get your website designed
or redesigned, be sure that it is easy to navigate
very easily and smoothly, without which you stand
to lose your visitors at the same pace.
Why is Website Navigation so important?
Your website is the online face of your
business on the World Wide Web. And it is one channel
through which you can connect to audience all over
the world and inform them about your products and
services. The easiest way to put off your visitors
is by placing them in a situation where they have
no clue about your presented information and have
no visible links. One click of the mouse and they
are away to someplace better. If this is the case
with your website, be alarmed! Your website is designed
Your Business. Error Page
Again, if visitors arrive on your website
only to be greeted by an error page, that night as
well is the last time they come. An easier option
for them is to go to another website that loads fast,
browse through it and make a purchase that well could
have been made from your site.
If your website is not compatible with
various browsers, it will be a total website. Having
a great website design and better navigation pathway
will be of no use because you website wont even be
displayed correctly. Result is you end up losing a
chunk of your website audience.
Navigation tabs should be carefully
incorporated on the web pages. The tabs should include
the following pages:. About Us. Products & Services.
Contact Us. And so on.
It is very important to let your website
visitors know about your company and the kind of products
and services that are on offer. Employ custom website
designers to decide the placement and location of
the various navigation tabs. This is a very crucial
aspect of website designing and requires careful calculation,
proper use of XHTML and CSS, all of which is in tandem
with the W3C rules and regulations.
About the Author:
Maneet Puri is the managing head of
LeXolution IT Services, a reputed web
design company that offers excellent website
development services and KPO services to its clients.
For more information about the author and the company
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