Friday, 26 September 2014

Quality control and its seven tools

Running a successful business website has become one of the most important facets in the life of a business organization and hence websites are required to be simple, intuitive and highly engaging. A highly user-friendly website plays a vital role in the improved performance of the business. This blog discusses on some of the basic requirements of a user-friendly website.

Effective navigation:
Simple, intuitive and easy navigation is one of the most important requirements of a highly user-friendly website. Making use of simple HTML and Java Script menus would tend to have a consistent performance on all the browsers and platforms.

Simple and concise content:
The average users of the internet skip through the content of the website and they hardly read each and every words of the page from top to bottom while scanning for their relevant needs. Henceforth formatting the content with appropriate headings, sub-headings, bullets and lists would be easier for the user to scan through the page.

Mobile compatibility:
We live in an era of mobile phones and a website need to be mobile friendly to be user-friendly as more and more people access through the internet with their mobile phones as per the latest surveys. Therefore, creating a mobile website or a mobile version of the website or making the responsive website would be the best choice for a website to be friendlier to the user.

Fast load times:
Slow speed is one of the reasons for the visitors to leave the website and it has to be ensured that a website gets loaded within 4 to 6 seconds at the maximum to afford good usability to the user.
To conclude, a website needs to be much friendlier to the user to increase the chances of success for the business as a whole not only in terms of ROI but also in building a good client base.