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Make your website better: 7 quick steps

As we launch newer projects, it is easy to forget about updating older blogs and websites. Here are some quick ideas you can implement to make your website just that much more user-friendly.

1. UX Testing
You can learn a lot about typical user interactions by studying how they play with your website. User experience studies may be conducted through tools like Google Analytics, or using other 3rd party resources. The potential benefits you can find are enormous. User experience testing is useful for web developers to learn which areas of their website are annoying, broken, or could be improved. Consider using not only digital tools but also your friends and colleagues. Listening to some real human feedback on your website may provide results you couldn’t get through a computer screen.

2. Whitespace
We can think of whitespace as the amount of room between elements in your page. Some users will not mind a cramped layout if they are already accustomed to this. But consider your target audience, and consider how many of them are not as computer literate as the younger generation.

3. Web Fonts
Dynamic web fonts allow building web pages without being restricted to the typical font families. Quite possibly the best provider of fonts is through Google Webfonts. You can access the application even if you do not have a Google Account, although there are perks to registering. The full setup process takes only 3 steps and you can have custom Google fonts running on your website within minutes.

4. Textures & Repeating Patterns
There are plenty of websites which can get by just using standard color schemes. But to have your website really stand out from the crowd you may consider adding textures and repeating tiles into your background.

5. Boostrap
Twitter’s Bootstrap is the greatest frontend UI framework for web developers. This includes buttons, form inputs, links, columns, and tons of other pre-formatted page objects. The most common use for Bootstrap is within landing pages for new applications. Open source developers also use Bootstrap when building demo pages for the libraries, plugins, or mini scripts they publish.

6. Extravagant BG Photos
There are numerous websites nowadays which have utilized the fullscreen background image effect. If you can find a high-resolution photo which would look good as a background image, then this technique may be worth adding into your layout. Large backgrounds do an great job of catching your user’s attention while also implying the genre of your website.

7. Social Media Sharing
Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Dzone, and many other external networks provide codes you can embed into your website. Then visitors may share your link onto these networks without needing to leave your website.