If you haven't visited Craigslist.org, you might want to take a look at this immensely successful community bulletin board service, which is organized around geographical locations and subject areas. The site is clean and easy to understand; it has black text with blue links on a white background, and it hasn't changed since its inception. The enduring quality of Craigslist.org is part of its appeal: you always know what to expect when you visit. The content may change, but the format does not.
Change, when it comes, may be disconcerting to your regular visitors.
If your e-mail box is free of junk mail, congratulations. 🎉
You’re one of the few people whose e-mail addresses didn’t “escape” into the wild world of Internet bulk mailers. 😠
If you do receive unwanted e-mail, you know how important it is to offer privacy and confidentiality to your own clients 😃 who entrust you with their e-mail 📩and contact information.
As you start to receive feedback or requests through your digital platforms, you’ll begin to hear the same comments or similar questions from multiple visitors.
In response to these #feedbackloops, consider implementing new features that match your users’ needs.
Examples of inexpensive new features include a FAQs section, a daily photo or quote, and automatic sign-up systems. More examples:
Best practices for multimedia 🌐🆗
Sometimes you may find that elements you *personally* understand may not be comprehensible to others.
For example: buttons, links, images, arrows, emoji’s, embedded movies, and music may enhance some page visitors —- but might confuse others. 🤷♀️
Get a sense of who your end users are and design for their needs.
✅ Keep it simple.
✅ Reduce complexity.
✅ Streamline your e-checkout process as much as possible.
Before going live with any of your website content, consider if the content is respectful, informative, and engaging enough to deserve display space. Also make sure your text is properly formatted, spell-checked, and grammatically correct. Crop and optimize images so they reduce the impact of load times for your page.
Humans naturally want to know with whom they’re dealing. Are you a robot spammer or are you a live person? Prove it in your “About Us” page, which displays information and pictures about the company’s directors, partners, and staff. ⠀
In today’s information overload society people have so much anonymous interaction that they appreciate any effort to personalize business interactions.⠀
The look and feel of your site conveys important clues to your users about your industry, your company’s standards, and your organization’s quality. Certain designs trigger certain reactions and expectations in your visitors. Pay particular attention to color, layout, font style, and user interface. 🎨⠀