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Give Your Website the “Cool” Factor

These days, it’s not enough to have a well-designed, easy-to-navigate website. There’s a lot of competition out there. If you want to stay relevant, you must find a way to stand out from the crowd. Here are three tips to give your website the “cool” factor:

A – Z index

Navigation is arguably one of the most important factors influencing your site’s success. For that reason, you should always be on the lookout for cool new navigation features you can add to your site. One such feature that is really catching on when site navigation is the A – Z index. This is exactly what it sounds like: a way for your visitors to easily find things on your site simply by clicking the corresponding letter of the alphabet (or number).

Image galleries

Gone are the days when simple graphics could attract major attention and cause some audience “oohs and ahs.” Now there are many sleek ways you can incorporate a variety of images into a single web page. Consider a sliding image gallery that allows users to view new images by simply clicking a left or right (or up or down) arrow. Or consider a neatly tiled image gallery with a hover-box preview feature that allows users to hover over any single image to enlarge it.

Alert box

As previously mentioned, navigation is tantamount to the success of any website. You can help your visitors navigate if you organize your content to make the order of importance apparent. An alert box is a cool, eye-pleasing way to draw visitors’ attention to the most pertinent content.

When it comes to building your brand, your website is one of your most powerful tools. Make sure you get the best of the best by contacting us at Pragmatic Web Designer to handle all of your web design needs.
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Dr. John P. Elcik, IV
The Pragmatic Web Designer