Simple Color Palette
There is a lot of science and study on what makes great colors for a variety of businesses. Red is known for its power, warmth, passion and action. Blue represents dignity, trust, confidence and loyalty. Green, Yellow, Orange, Purple all have their associated meanings – but too much color or contrasting colors evokes feelings of confusion and lack of focus. Each color must have a purpose or reason for being on the page. Often we start with simple line drawings – black ink on white paper or even white ink on black paper. Once the core design or Wireframe is done, then we go back and see how color can help the user interface.
A user interface that is both simple and powerful at the same time is elegance defined. The user should be able to find what they are looking for or accomplish their goal in three clicks or less. An Intuitive User Interface requires testing and modification even after the website or application is built, the user will continue to evolve.
Selecting a type style that is both easy to read on a variety of devices and expresses the image of the company is a delicate balance. Consideration also needs to be made on the font availability globally. The font must be responses and scale between a variety of screen sizes and delivery platforms. Care should be taken on line spacing and the background to give the page balance and readability.
Images and design elements should be carefully selected to complement the layout. Complex designs or busy photos are a distraction, pulling the user away from their purpose on the website. While custom photography is best, carefully current images can also be used.
Once the site or application is complete, evaluate how the end-user navigates the interface. What do they click on, what do they look at, where do they want to go. If it doesn’t need to be there, then remove it.