With the evolution of web design, you’ve probably well familiarized with single-page websites. They are super hot, popular and if you done right, your website could be a hit – no doubt about that! Instead of using main navigation, with single-page sites, the whole page exist on only one long page which offer a faster and clear reading experience.
For those who haven’t known a thing about single-page websites yet, check this article out for a deeper understanding.
There are always certain things you have to follow through on when making any websites, but when it comes to creating this type of websites there are three vital elements to keep in mind to build a beautiful one.
The simpler the better
Sometimes, less is more. With single-page sites, everything should be made as simple as possible for the visitors (there’s not so much room for you to clutter up anyway).
When visitors access to your page, they want to get what they are looking for right away. Who has got the time to read volumes of text unless a person is here to read a novel? Single-page sites give you only one shot. So, instead of beating around the bush, make sure your content is essential, short and readable.
To make sure it works, I highly recommend you to give yourself few seconds to go through your own site and answer these questions: Is your main message clear and strong enough? Is the crucial information, especially your contact info, easy to find out? Is your site interesting enough to keep you stay? Then, you get your answers!
Why does a single-page website need a navigation bar since all things in on one place?
Good question! It’s because everything is placed in one large room that a navigation bar makes sense. The navigation of the page will be linked to some particular sections of that page. Visitors just need to click to any of navigating links, the page will do its job bringing them to that particular section.
Even though visitors can go there by scrolling the mouse and taking the journey by their own, you still need to have a navigation to keep your website user-friendly.
One more thing adding, your aim is to keep the navigation clean and easy to use
. So don’t redirect your visitors to external website without any warning as it can be confusing. If you must do so, consider using icons or headings to let they know where they are being redirected go.
Lively engaging elements
It’s crucial to give your single-page site a sense of life and motion. Making new elements come out and then others disappear when your visitors travel through the site will grab their interest and retain them longer.
No matter how brilliant your content is, if you don’t break up long text with those unique effects, navigating through the site becomes monotonous and visitors may leave out of boredom.
Instead of making some motion effects, you can also changing background colors for a better user experience. It’s hard for visitors to determine where each section begins and ends if your sites use a single color. Let’s think outside the box and make your site memorable!
I hope this post have inspired you to make a perfect one page website for your business! Incase you’re interested in having a professional designer help you with your one page website, don’t hesitate to give Designveloper a call. We’re here to help you! 😉
Do you have your own special tips for creating a one page website? Leave a comment and let me know.