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Innovative Web Designing Ideas For Beginners

If you are new to web designing, you should know that web designing is not about flashing images and loads of irrelevant material in varying fonts and colours. A website design with text swooping from all sides can actually distract your visitors. You need to keep your website design as simple as you can without losing sight of what you want your subscribers and online communities to see when they access your website.

Having said that, make sure that you use graphics in your website to spruce it up. You can add life to just about any website by adding images. Images play a major role in breaking the monotony of your text, though proper use of graphics is crucial. With graphics, you can greatly enhance the appeal of your web pages and thus impress your visitors. Outlined below are some quick web page layout ideas to incorporate graphics effectively in your web design.

Use JavaScript to swap images
Swapping images is a simple but powerful technique that can be done using JavaScript. With this technique, you can swap graphics if the cursor passes over any web object. For instance, if you are into interior decorating business and you wish to include some of your latest designs in your website, this technique would be of great use to you. So, if your visitor passes over a button that says ‘living room’ while the current graphic is a bed room design, then a living room design would be displayed in place of the bedroom design until the cursor remains over the living room button.

Using Rollovers
Rollovers are pretty similar to swapping images. As such, a primary image changes into a secondary image the moment a user passes the cursor over the image link. As soon as the cursor is moved away from the link, the secondary image changes into the primary image. Like image swapping, rollovers can also be created by means of a simple JavaScript. As long as you don’t overdo rollovers, they can be very good for the look of your website. However, make sure that it does not take ages for the images to load or else your visitors will get bored and simply move on to a different website.

Add background images

Background images can enhance the appeal of your website and also convey your message to visitors more effectively. You can fill up suitable background images in rows or columns to make your web page look good without giving it a crammed look. For instance, if you are into gardening, you can include the image of a small plant at the bottom that is seen growing vertically towards the upper side of the web page.

Don’t forget to leave some white space
White space is nothing but the empty space between text and images and is often called as negative space. White space plays a dual role in web designing – it gives a squeaky clean look to your website and also makes content reading a more soothing experience for the eyes.

When designing your web page, don’t forget the rule: less is better. Use graphics sparingly only as complementary elements for your text.