In today’s era of the technological world, businesses must create new digital experiences, as customers expect them. But designing a web app may seem difficult and confusing. The truth is there is no single method, but there is a specific sequence of steps and principles behind the web application design process. In this article, we will reveal to you some of the important steps that will help you to develop a user-friendly web application. Please have a look!
Make your web application mobile-friendly and responsive
Most web design experts agree that building a responsive web application is one of the best ways to create a website that works well on various devices. This is because with a responsive web design users can navigate through your website easily, regardless of their viewing device. For example, an image that shows up next to a block of text on a desktop may show up on top of it when loaded on a smartphone.
It is seen that 80% of internet users own a smartphone and they are spending more and more time accessing the internet via their smartphones. With that in mind, a responsive web design becomes even more important. You can make your website mobile-friendly without limiting the information your mobile visitors can access. A responsive web design is also good for SEO, Google directly suggests it.
Pay attention to CTAs
Do you have strong call-to-action (CTAs) on your web pages in locations that make sense? Website visitors who decide to buy or register for your newsletter want to know how to take the next step. Make this simple by using a strong CTA technique that is easy to locate. Sometimes visitors need to be encouraged or reminded of what your business wants them to do on a specific webpage. While it may seem clear to you what action is required on a particular page, there is no reason to let your visitors wonder. By adding a clear call-to-action on every webpage, and in the most clickable areas, you will drive visitors to take the actions you want them to. Some of few examples of clear call-to-action may include :-
- Click here to order
- Download now
- Contact Us
- Sign Up
- Get a quote, etc.
Make your website speed a priority
Maybe you remember the days of dial-up and having to wait ardently for websites to load slowly. But now that everyone takes high internet speed for granted, if your website loads at a pace of the not-so-good old days, then your audience won’t wait around. Google’s research on mobile loading speed found that most websites take over 5 seconds to fully load, but few visitors will wait that long before clicking away.
Website owners implement various tactics to improve site speed. Some of the top steps you need to take to enhance your speed on mobile are:-
- Use of AMP plugin
- Compressing your images and CSS
- Checking your web hosting plan
Make your content shareable
To get the most out of social media today, you need to create easily shareable content. In addition to including various social media icons on each page of your website, you also need to allow users to share specific pieces of content on your website across various social media platforms.
Testing and evaluation
Finally, when all of the previous steps have been implemented correctly, the UI/UX team can test the usability of the web application through a series of user testing techniques. This is one of the best ways to see how users interact with your web application. The goal of usability testing is to get feedback and to make sure that users can achieve their goals with the web application or not.
To make sure that users don’t encounter any technical problems. The QA team conducts a series of tests, to carefully check whether each component and function is working properly or not and to find out possible bugs, and to deliver the highest quality web app design.
The main motive of the steps outlined above is to break down the web app design process into small pieces. This is an excellent way to implement a balanced workflow and make fewer mistakes. Follow all these steps to come up with a design solution for your next web application that is alluring and that can entice more leads to your business.
If you need any help to design a fantastic web application. Contact the Fortec Web Solutions Pvt. Ltd. team today!