Home >  Blog >  A Web Design aproach to make your site a super-fast one

A Web Design aproach to make your site a super-fast one

Posted by Paolo Leone on 22 November 2016
A Web Design aproach to make your site a super-fast one

Speed is of the essence now more than ever in web design since visitors want to have a fast site experience, and if you don't meet that requisite, they will go somewhere else. Here you will read some ideas to achieve that goal.

A first step is to make your design minimalistic

Obviously, you begin by having fewer elements to load since it increases the speed of your site. Some minimalistic features are:

  • The Hamburger menu instead of a standard navigation bar
  • More white space
  • The use of short web forms
  • Smaller images is also a good idea
  • Using just one font on your site

It is also important to understand that it is possible to create the perception of a faster site and if it's perceived to be fast, your users will be happy. Therefore, there's no need to implement complicated technical solutions to improve the response time of a site, just focus on using good design to improve the perception of performance.

Take advantage of what Google offers for developers

Start with Google Developers's own "Make the Web Faster" page, where you will get an assortment of tools to speed up your site design.

Take for instance, the PageSpeed Insights tool, that will give you have access to detailed reports about what's causing your current site to be slow. These insights come for both mobile and desktop versions of your site.

Consider using Lazy Loading

Lazy Loading is a design pattern that's characterized by not rendering objects until the point that they are necessary, meaning when you begin to scroll down the page.

The advantage of this design approach is that your site needs to rely on fewer resources, thereby making it faster in performance.

Optimizing your Server is a Must Have

Your Server response time is how long it takes for your server to respond to a browser request. Implement these strategies to improve your server response:

  • Use fewer resources for each page, for instance defer images, combine external CSS files or external Javascript files.
  • Use a content delivery network or CDN
  • Use a coaching solution
  • Improve your web server software configuration
Follow these tips and you will be on your road to the creation of faster websites, which leads to more users, buyers, readers and happier clients.
Author: Paolo Leone
Tags: Graphic Design Website Design Website Performance Web Development

 

"This is the best business decision my company could have made.
The support staff is always there to help with everything we need.
 "

- Jane Jackson

 

 

 

 

Latest News

Learn everything about Google's new toolkit for creating beautiful Graphic Design

Nov 30 2016
Google's "Material Design" is a unified system that combines theory and resources for crafting digital experiences and is now moving to a new phase with a full suite of tools and O...

A Web Design aproach to make your site a super-fast one

Nov 22 2016
Speed is of the essence now more than ever in web design since visitors want to have a fast site experience, and if you don't meet that requisite, they will go somewhere else. Here you will ...

Use the 5Ws approach to succeed it content creation

Nov 17 2016
Journalistic writing it's based on 6 fundamental questions that are more commonly known as the 5W and one H that help you go right to the main point of the matter. Here we will discuss how t...

Contact us for a free website quote

Call us today for your
FREE WEBSITE ASSESSMENT!
> 416-822-3232

Special OFFERS
> Sign Up For Emails

 

Bookmark SiteTell a FriendPrintpaolo@tboxstudio.com>