Here are the 3 criteria you should ask yourself that will help guide you to finding the right design for your website:
- Content Width Design
- Home Page Header Design
- Menu Bar Design
Broadly speaking, most template designs nowadays offer you 2 types of content width:
(1) Full-Width and (2) Boxed-Width
Full-width is when the background image stretches the full width of your computer screen – from the left edge of your screen to the right edge. So it gives the feeling that your website content has no boundaries.
Boxed-width is when your content has a visible frame to the left and right side of the screen. So it feels like the content is “boxed” into a set area.
Do you want to portray a more creative, contemporary design? If so, a full-width design will work well.
Do you want your website to feel more traditional, more business-oriented? If so, lean towards a boxed-width design.
The majority of the websites’ home pages have some sort of a header design. It’s the section towards the top of your home page, usually the first thing your visitors will see when they visit your website.
Most website templates are designed with a homepage header of some sort. These headers can contain static images, slideshows, or even play videos.
However, don’t be distracted by pretty pictures or flashy designs – meaning, don’t mindlessly pick the type of header design that you are the most impressed with!
It’s crucial to consider whether the homepage header you select would ultimately help or hurt your business.