Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) August 28, 2009 -- Research has it that websites have only as little as 50 milliseconds to grab the attention of a potential customer. Visual appeal is considered an indispensable factor in the process of web design. According to Dr. Gitte Lindgaard of Carlton University in Ontario, a viewerâs first emotional impression on a website leads to a string of judgments that would involve the websiteâs usability and credibility.
With many design strategies emerging year after year, web designers should keep abreast and know what would work best on target users. Web designers should be able to identify with the target viewer and visualize their expectations for him to meet them.
There should be a balance of design elements in the website. Contents should go together, and images should complement with text aspects. Aesthetics should go hand in hand with usability. No matter how impressed the user is by the website design, he wouldnât remain there if he cannot understand the way it works. Web design and content should be planned and aligned carefully to make the relationship between aesthetics and usability effective.
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