Guide

Best practice in web design

Introduction

Whether you want to build a website to sell your business' goods or services, or need a presence on the web to ensure your business has a profile online, it is vital that you understand the important role that usability plays in website design.

It is important that visitors to your website can quickly and easily access the required information. The design should present the content in an intuitive manner, making effective use of colour, layout and site organisation.

There are also legal issues to consider in the design of the website. You have to ensure that you comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA).

This guide provides concise and practical advice on good web design, taking into account the requirements of the DDA. Although it is possible to design a website yourself, you may benefit from the help of a web designer or digital agency. If you decide to use a third party, this guide can help ensure your discussions with them produces the website your business needs.