Web Design Tips for Beginners to Drive Traffic to Your Website

web design tips for beginners

These days, your business needs an online presence. It is an important component in the process of marketing your business to an online audience. The primary objective when building a website is to market your products and services. And for that, it is essential to ensure a maximum number of people visit your website.

The design of a website plays an important role in building a committed audience. You can go for an SEO-friendly Web design to make your website rank high in search engine results. Or, you can just follow a few tips on Web design to increase visits to your website to generate maximum leads and revenue. So how do you get the maximum amount of visitors to your website? Here’s a quick look at some Web design tips for beginners.

Manage the Content Prudently

Even to this day, when it comes to the world of websites, content remains king. But even if you have excellent content, it will be of no use if you can’t use it properly. This is where Web design becomes relevant. It helps to manage content in the most effective manner.

Focus on proper Web design that manages content in an effective way to attract the maximum number of people.

Use a Responsive Design

How important is a responsive design these days?

Well, I was surfing the Internet from my desktop computer and I found a website I liked. I was in a time crunch, but I really wanted to go back to the site and make a purchase. So a few days later, I thought of checking out the website on my phone. To my dismay, I found that the graphics and text of the site were in total disarray.

This is why almost every website these days needs to be responsive. Websites need to appear perfectly on all kinds of devices. Many people these days use Internet-friendly mobile devices. These devices help them to remain connected even while on the go. In fact, mobile traffic has tripled in the last three years. So obviously, it’s important for this audience to be able to see your website properly.

Plan Proper Navigation

Let’s imagine that Steven loves shopping online, and he has some favorite websites he likes to shop from. But one day, he finds that the design of one of these sites has changed. He tries searching for his favorite products, but he cannot find his way through the website easily to locate them. So Steven stops visiting on a regular basis.

This clearly demonstrates the role well-planned navigation plays in increasing and retaining traffic. And it should make one thing abundantly clear – from one page of a website, you should be able to move to other relevant pages of the site with ease. Only then can you expect people to stay on your site for a longer period.

Make Landing Pages Attractive

Just ask yourself, would you buy anything from a shop where the products are kept in a disheveled manner – or, would you go for one that has a well maintained look? Surely, the latter.

The same holds true for a website. You need to design the landing pages of your site properly. The homepage should be dynamic enough to engage visitors in no time at all.

Integrate a Blog on Your Website

Well-written content on a blog offers information and insights to the reader. If the blog content is unique and high quality, you will notice that visitors return to it. You might also have subscribers who follow updates on your blog. How this helps you is:

  • You can add social media buttons to blog posts to ensure that they are shared on different platforms, increasing your reach.
  • Blogs increase website content and this content is essential to generate better organic search results.
  • You can create backlinks to your website pages from the blog posts.

It’s a win-win situation.

Replace Image Files with Text

Do you use images in place of simple text to transfer information? These images may make the appearance of your website better, but they’re probably not  helping much with organic reach. Your website may perform better by replacing those images with text that’s crawled by the engines.


Your website can use design in many ways. It’s up to you to decide the type of design that you want for your website and that will work best for you. Make those decisions wisely to ensure that your website design helps to draw plenty of traffic to your website.

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William Johnson William Johnson belongs to the most creative field of digital media - web design. He is currently an Editor at Big Eye Deers and he is obsessed with the latest trends in ecommerce, SEO and social media analytics. He has been a regular contributor to leading online portals such as SEMrush, Small Business Trends and SocialMediaToday.

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  1. I would add one further tip; if in doubt, go with the more simple idea (look, implementation, everything). Simplicity is hard to find and people love it.

  2. I always look for a blog on a website, because once you’ve gone through a site, what else is there to read on it? Having a blog keeps the site fresh and keeps people coming back.

  3. If you’re dealing with web design, the appearance of the website is of utmost importance. This demonstrates what you can do for your clients.

  4. Simple tips, yet very helpful for beginners. I’m not so sure about replacing image files with text, though. Images are not only helpful in driving traffic to one’s site, but also help in the optimization. It’s only a matter of proper image optimization tactic. But the other points are good to consider. Thanks!

    • Yes Bill, these tips are sure to come in handy for beginners while designing the web. The images can give results if they are managed prudently. But replacing them with text can also be an option.

  5. Good work. Everyone wants traffic on their site. But that’s bit difficult to do along with design & development. In that case we can opt for white label seo company that would help us drive traffic to our site. This has 2 advantages, first we can design the way we want & secondly we can white label seo reduces our work.

  6. I loved when you mentioned how you should take the time to design your web pages so they engage your clients properly. As I see it, taking the time to do some research and to compare several companies can help you find the best one for your needs. It makes sense to think that assessing your needs and consulting with a professional about what you want your website to look like can help you get the traffic you need.

  7. Lovely tips! I would add that a beginner should also take the time to add social media sharing or comments enabled to invite engagement with the website.

  8. >Just ask yourself, would you buy anything from a shop where the products are kept in a disheveled manner – or, would you go for one that has a well maintained look? Surely, the latter.

    Well… on the contrary, there can be something sort of quaint about a site that isn’t super sleek and well designed, especially if the site is for a local business. It gives the feeling that the website was thrown together by the business owner who isn’t really very good at making websites, instead of something paid for by a billion dollar corporation. If that makes sense. It really depends on just how “disheveled” we’re talking, here.

  9. THese tips will be very helpful for the beginners on web designing

  10. Your content is fine. But in the current world, you need to add the unique content & logo. A logo is carried your identity. A logo is a big issue to ensure you to right or wrong.

  11. Thank you for sharing an informative post regarding how to get more website traffic. They can earn a bunch of knowledge from this post. I’m referring this toward my friends.

  12. My sister wants to create a small business that focuses on selling fairy lights of all assortments to international users, so I told her that she’ll need a website for that. I think she should hire a website design service to help her in creating the website that she needs. As you’ve mentioned, websites need to appear perfectly in order to attract customers, so maybe they could assist her in achieving this.

  13. Awesome content. I got recommendation of this blog from one of my friend and I feel lucky to be among the audience of this blog.
    Thank You. Keep posting such content.

  14. Hey, Very detailed explanation in this post. I really appreciate your hard work. I think these tips really help me a lot for my website. Thank you so much for sharing such valuable information.

  15. Hey, Very detailed explanation in this post. I really appreciate your hard work. I think these tips really help me a lot for my website. Thank you so much.

  16. In my opinion, people who are running a company must have a website that will attract more customers. Well, I guess you made a pretty good point about the importance of having an attractive home page. Thank you for also sharing here the importance of creating blank links.