How to Optimize your Website for a Better User Experience
In my previous training tutorial I informed the WA community about the importance of using 100 Percent Free Creative Commons Zero and Public Domain licensed images for your website. Getting your point across can be made easier when using a relevant image, whether it is a photo or a clip art file. To view that training, click the below link.
UTILIZE ABOVE THE FOLD
A first impression is just as important with your website as it is in a personal sense. When someone comes to your website you want them to be engaged and interested in viewing your website before they even start reading your content. So how are you going to accomplish that? Capture their attention by utilizing the above the fold area of your page or post.
What? Don’t know what “above the fold” means? Quite simply it is the area of the screen that is immediately visible without having to scroll the screen down. It is often recommended that either a heading tag and/or an image appear above the fold. What I do when it is an image, I will make sure that at least half is visible making the user scroll down to see more.
Now it is just as important that your content be well crafted to help keep your website visitor engaged, and I will go into further detail on the next page. But for now I would just like to make the point that when reading content, the left side margin should remain straight so that the eyes always have a starting point of reference. In doing so make sure to not place your images to the left of your content.
I mainly post my images in the center for maximum benefit when the image is in landscape (horizontal) view and will place an image on the right side if content when it is a portrait (vertical) view. Most times this kind of image I will use as my first above the fold image.NEXT UP = Make it Easier to Read your Content