Web Design

Website Usability

“What it is and why it is so important”

When we design websites, usability is always our top priority, above all else. But it’s shocking how many websites we see, where usability hasn’t been given a second thought.

Usability is intrinsic to good web design. If your website’s usability is poor – your website has been poorly designed.

All websites, regardless of their complexity, need to be usable for even the most technophobic and non-savvy of visitors.

Website Usability Principles

Much of what ensures a website’s design will be usable on completion, is discovered as part of the ‘design planning phase‘. Each website will have unique aims and requirements, so usability will need to be tailored to fit. However, there are some essential usability principles that can be applied to any website: