There are still many people who consider web designing no more than a tool to furnish website with as much visual attraction as possible. This is far from reality. In fact, web designing has come of age, and its contribution to success of a website has gone much beyond adding aesthetic elegance.
Though the attire of a website still serves a great deal in grabbing initial attention of a user, but it is the usability of website that really matters in capturing online audience for long term effects. For that, UX designs (referred as User Experience designs) are the ones to look for, as only these are truly capable of catering the increased needs of user interaction and satisfaction.
For successful web designers, being able to create UX designs that present web surfers with added convenience in filling out input forms all the way through hitting “Submit” button is the key to success. This article also aims at helping designers with such a feat by discussing some key features of a highly UX Design, which include:
Precision is the key
One of the most frequent complaints from common web surfers is of lengthy signup forms that require a ton of user info. To help websites with the goal of increased user registrations, a web designer must keep the forms as simple possible requiring the least bit of precisely important user information. Same holds true for increasingly positive response from newsletter signup and other similar elements of a web page oriented for user input.
Do not defy user expectations
According to relevant statics, one of the things that irritate any web surfer on any particular website is the unexpected page activity. Users find it very annoying to be welcomed by forms leading them to unexpected outcomes. A web designer should focus on keeping the behavior of a form as natural as possible rather than trying curious experiments. It is greatly advisable for web designers not to split a form into multiple columns spanned all through the page, as it mars the usability of a page, thus steering users to other pages.
Do not jeopardize security
Online safety and security of users should never be compromised, be it something as high profile as a client’s credit card details, or be it something as low profile as a simple client email address. The website should be equipped with the most secure forms to handle all customer information as securely as possible. If a site cannot guarantee online security to its visitors, it is bound to failure sooner or later. Make sure the one you design does not face the same fate.
Spacious input fields
Another very important usability aspect of website that is often overlooked by designers is the size and space of input fields on a form. Mostly, websites are furnished with forms hosting very small space for user input. This can turn out to be a great user turn-off. One should add forms with enough space to offer convenient interaction to users.
Every passing day makes users more aware and demanding. Any web designer who wants to enjoy a long and prosperous career should turn focus on UX designs in conjunction with adding aesthetic enhancements to their web designs. For that, the tips mentioned above can be of great help, so heed to them.