Using WordPress For Web Design
A professionally-designed website can help your business stand out. It will also ensure a smooth user experience and help for the better positioning of your content within search engine results.
The problem with professional website design is that it tends to be quite expensive.
The field of web development is changing all the time, giving project owners chances to reduce costs and get excellent results. Affordable design using WordPress is one of the great possibilities. Developments and templates for WordPress tend to be pretty cost-efficient. In addition, non-professionals can work with those even if they have whatsoever no coding background.
Examine Available Themes
WordPress website themes can be found via the official WordPress theme directory. In addition, WordPress has commercially supported themes. These come with maintenance that’s relatively inexpensive. If you’re not confident in your ability to tweak and maintain a WordPress website, the commercially supported themes may be the right choice for you.
Apart from the free of charge themes you’ll find via the WordPress directory, you can also opt for independent developments sold through other platforms.
If you go for such an option (Theme Forest is an example of a third party design website), make sure that the theme is compatible and also check the reputation of the developer. A poorly-developed theme could lead to security hazards.
People who plan to work on the WordPress design on their own should opt for themes that offer effortless customization options.
Dragging and dropping of elements is one of the easiest ways to make tweaks without having to work on the code of the theme. Once you download a certain design, do test it out to make sure changes are effortless.
Alternatively, you may want to download plugins for the purpose of design customization. While such plugins make things simpler, they may lead to certain problems. Some of them bring security challenges to the table. Thus, check the release date, the popularity and the reputation of the plugin author before adding anything to your WordPress website.
Characteristics of the Best Designs
To choose the right affordable WordPress website design, you have to learn a bit about what works and what doesn’t in the online realm.
For a start, opt for color combinations. You can have a few bright elements but the background should always be light. If you have a dark background and white letters (reversed type), you will have a really fancy website. Such typography, however, is incredibly harsh on the eyes and it interferes with readability.
The right template should also come with suitable font selections. Fonts on a website are chosen to be easily readable. Sans-serif fonts tend to work much better than fonts like New York Times, for example. The cleaner they are, the more readable.
Finally, look at the graphics and the visual elements (buttons, menus, columns, functionalities). They should make sense for the type of website you want to develop. A good theme is clean rather than cluttered. Every single element has a functional purpose and is included for a reason.
If you’re hesitant and you don’t know how to make the distinction between quality and mediocre designs, consult experienced developers like Salterra. The professional customization of a WordPress theme is much less expensive than building a website from scratch. Thus, you will benefit from cost-efficiency and a final outcome that looks both unique and tailored to your needs.
More About Salterra WordPress Web Design
Salterra Web Services Specializes in Web Design, Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Hosting, Software Development, and Graphics. We also have a division that removes website malware, and maintains virus protection and the removal of malicious software. We founded the company in 2010. We are centrally located in Tempe, Arizona, but we have clients all over the world.