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Best Website Designs for E Commerce Website

Thanks to the deep penetration of the Internet, eCommerce sites have become extremely popular. People from any part of the world can get onto such a site and buy anything they want. That is why having a well-designed eCommerce site is important. It helps the site to stand apart from other similar eCommerce websites and make the online shopping experience simple and fun for customers. This is what a web design agency endeavors to achieve when designing a eCommerce website.

Best Web Design AgencyUnderstanding the Target Market

It is important for web designers to understand the target market that the eCommerce website and can involve a fair amount of research during the life-cycle of the project. A well designed site will take the visitor to the right page with a maximum of two clicks of the mouse. This is primarily done to ensure the visitor finds what he needs quickly. If this does not happen, the visitor will leave and go to a competing website. At the same time, a lot of consideration is given to aesthetic appeal of the website. A website that is pleasing to the eye is more preferable to a website that looks untidy and disorganized.

Hence, when it comes to creating a eCommerce website, the design element is very important. It should be user-friendly, allow easy navigation and make the buying process simple and easy.

Basics of the Designs

Some of the important elements that an eCommerce website should have without fail include:

  • A product catalog wherein each product being sold on the site has a description, photographs of the product, price and delivery options
  • A shopping cart that allows visitors to save the products they wish to buy until their visit comes to an end
  • A search box that allows visitors to search for the products they are looking with ease
  • A checkout system where not only secure online payment gateway is present but also where customers know what they are paying, the items they are buying and when will the items be delivered
  • Finally, there is the all-important back end system for the owner or administrator of the website to manage inventory, mark prices, monitor transactions and facilitate shipping of the products purchased by customers.

Examples of the Best Website Designs

With so many eCommerce websites, it is not very difficult to pinpoint some of the best website designs.

Kershaw Knives: This eCommerce site sells high-quality knives that what is great about the site is its simple but aesthetic manner of showcasing its products. The website uses a good filtering system on its catalog page. The list of filters is displayed in columns in the form of large view-ports to maximize the usage of space. Furthermore, the filters then translate into smaller horizontal list that can be scrolled easily, giving viewers a view of the product off-canvas.

Salt: This website is about selling surfboards in New York City. What makes this eCommerce site stand apart is its homepage, which features a full-canvas image. It is beautiful, interesting and appealing. Of course, the homepage being graphic heavy can take a little time to download, but this is offset by the minimalistic design of the internal pages.

When designing an eCommerce website, the web design agency will take many different aspects and elements into consideration and come up with a design that is best suited for the type of product the store is selling. This is based on comprehensive research and ingenuity. That is why it is important to select an agency with care and due diligence.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2013 in best web design agency

 

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6 Reasons to Trust HTML 5

6 Reasons to Trust HTML 5

HTML5 development has many advantages over its previous versions making it more responsive. It has made it convenient for the user in terms of integration of multimedia and graphical content on the web without the use of third party softwares. Syntactical features like <video>, <audio>, <canvas>and other features like <header>, <article>, <nav> have enriched the value of HTML5.  Some prominent reasons for HTML5 getting popular amongst Creative agencies in India are:

Friendly interface

Websites with all the streaming videos, enthralling graphics, high definition content and what not are becoming very interactive. But what goes into making all the above work only a web developer knows. Until now the only option that the developers had to make a thing like this work was to use third party tools or programs like flash, silver light etc.; increasing the time consumed and also the complexity of the application, but with HTML5 in market the problem of plugins or third party to develop interactive web design has been solved as the elements like video, audio, or anything other which makes the application rich have been included in the single interface of HTML5.

Standardized codes

HTML5     uses standardized codes for the elements like headers, navigation, footers, video, audio etc making it easily traceable and convenient to find their role and importance in the whole program. This use of elements with tags and standardized codes has increased the semantic value of the program by manifold.

Uncomplicated applications

HTML5 has launched many features and application as part of itself, with the main purpose of troubleshooting the problems with help of elements like drag and drop tools, wikis, discussion boards, etc.

Intricate forms

It gives the developer the tool to elegant forms which are uncomplicated and decrease the dependency on JavaScript. This enhanced user interface in HTML5 makes form validation unique to HTML5 and also different type for text input, search and fields with different purpose.

Improved cache

The problem of insufficient or bad cache which the browser faced problems with made it difficult for offline search as the pages gone through in the previous session simply do not load because of insufficient cache in the offline mode. Html5 has handled this situation very smartly wherein choice has been given to the web developer to choose the elements that one wants to be delivered as cache in the offline mode. This is useful in the way that pages can be viewed in offline mode as well as files load faster decreasing the stress on server.

Reduced cookie size

Cookies where used to track the user data but overtime their disadvantages have swelled which needed immediate attention. To this HTML5 has provided a solution in its application by reducing the size of the cookies and compartmentalizing the storage differently for session and local storages instead of cookies. This is also helpful in a way that it helps storing structured data temporarily in a permanent application.

These are just few major useful techniques used in HTML5 development; it is much more than this. It is speculated that the html will be finished by 2022 innovating the web development techniques for better; well the creative agencies in India have kept the bells on!

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in html5 development

 

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