Here are some elements which all novice designers should watch out;
Basics language familiarity
Though there are several advanced languages which rule the web world and most of the web professionals know about it. But HTML and CSS were and will remain the basis which everyone either a designer or developer should learn. It will give an idea to the designer that how stuff will be placed inside the webpage.
Arrangement of content should say, “Look here! I am worth visiting”. A balanced content and a pattern are always welcomed. Like birds in the sky travelling together and making patterns/formations look so beautiful. Keeping similar stuff together will make the content easily searchable and readable.
Alignment of the text and graphics is another thing which can have an impact. Generally beginners use centre alignments but as you learn and grow, several alignments should be tried to create beautiful, impactful, interesting and dynamic layout.
Colour used for the designs not only brings liveliness the webpage but it also depicts the culture and industry. Wrong use of colour can convey wrong messages and hence can be proved fatal. Similarly, shapes, lines, mass (break long paras to easily digestible chunks), texture are other things which makes a design appropriate and interesting.
A beginner may struggle for some design ideas and it is always good to follow some trends. Of course freshness and uniqueness is the key for success but the new designers can take inspirations from the existing popular trendy web designs. This way they will also be aware about people’s tastes and preferences.
There is lot of stuff over internet and it is not possible that what is there on web can all be read. Hence it becomes very important that the design should easily get noticed.
Easy navigation with friendly touch
Once you are able to seek the attention of visitors on your home page it becomes very important that further navigation is also easy and friendly. Even a professional website should have a sense of friendliness with all the relevant data and information.
Room for freshness
As we all know, Innovation is the key. Creating a new design is far better than copying a great design. People who visits web would love to see fresh and new designs and pattern of the pages. People visit websites again and again so freshness is the key.
Consistency and use of Contrasts
Readers always feel comfortable with consistency in design. It is easy to grasp and remember a balanced design. Contrasts create visual interests. Big to small and white to back etc. can make the website more attractive.
Latest and room for updates
Every hour information changes and added hence design should always have lot of space for systematic updates. An up to date, smart and relevant website is all visitors look for.
These are few pointers or elements to be watched by the novice designers. I hope what you have just read would help in creating great piece of art. After all a designer is an artist!
Some Cool Example of Inspiration in Web Design
Following examples of web design inspiration will give you perfect examples of above discussed points. Every designer out there should consider these points while designing a website.