Characteristics of user-friendly websites include:
ease of access
fast loading speeds
good, easy-to-understand content, to name a few
Websites created using free website builders are usually user-friendly. They have preset, yet alterable, layouts and fields. You could look at some of the samples they display on their pages to get better ideas about user-friendly pages and sites.
Here are two samples of sites created using free website builders:
This site is still under development, but you can see the preset layouts and themes. It still looks solid despite being a work-in-progress.
This site describes itself as a STEM Resources site. It is simple and user-friendly in my opinion, although it has very little content.
Hope this helps.
A user-friendly website is created with enough tools easy to use and understand by a normal user. NO coding nor technical stuff to follow.
"How to Really Market on the Internet"
"1. It delivers what it promises. Say a Web user types "car repair" into
a search engine, and AutoMile Car Mart turns up among the sites that
list "car repair" in their keyword sections. The AutoMile Car Mart site
must have more than a line reading, "Our repair shop is open 12 hours
a day" to justify listing "repair" in the keyword section. Otherwise, the
user will be angry about visiting a site that offers nothing on car repair.
Keyword justification must be backed by abundant information on your
site about that topic.
2. It loads quickly. The classic mistake that many companies make is
to include a large photo or sound or video clip on their site (e.g., the
CEO, who is saying something such as, "Welcome to our Web site; we
hope you like it"). Compared to text, graphics and sound take a long
time to load. Web users who must wait several minutes for an image
and message are bound to move on to other sites. There are many
interesting visual effects that take little time to load. For example,
skinny horizontal graphics that stretch across the screen take less time
to load than large ones that use a lot of vertical space.
3. Contact information is easy to find. In the "virtual" marketplace, it
doesn’t matter if a company is in Wilmington or Walla Walla. With the
click of the mouse, it’s just as easy for Web users to reach one as it is
the other. Because users want to know where companies are in the
real world, always list your physical location, including address, phone
and fax numbers. The information reassures the visitor that the site
belongs to an actual company. It also meets the needs of those who
still prefer to call a company or mail an order rather than e-mail it.
4. The site is frequently updated. Keeping the site refreshed is key
for companies that expect visitors to return. The Web is such a fluid
environment that visitors will quickly jump somewhere more exciting if
your site rarely changes.
5. It provides user interaction. One of the big advantages of this
medium is that it allows for immediate interaction. Users can always
send e-mail, fill out a form, enter a contest, or request information. This
immediate response is part of the excitement of browsing the Web.
A site with no “user feedback” e-mail forms, no games to play, or no
forms to fill out is a site that will soon sit “un-clicked.”
A website is your business’ online promotional tool helping you to promote your business online among global audience. It also helps you in establishing your brand identity since a Website increases credibility of your business. You become more competitive since most of the businesses are establishing their online presence and you cannot afford to stay behind in competition.
Many businesses make the mistake of neglecting usability. Usability is critical for the success of any website and should never be overlooked. Good usability can improve the performance of your website and increase your chances of success. It can also boost sales and revenue for your business.
For your website to successful, it should not only look good but also provide a seamless user experience for visitors. This is why good usability is important. It will set your website apart from your competition.
In web design, good website usability is about making it easy for visitors to find the information they need quickly and easily.
There are many ways to improve the usability of your website.TECHNOLOGY ONLINE gives 12 essential characteristics of a user-friendly website. These simple usability recommendations can make your website more appealing for customers and improve your chances of success online.
Here are 12 essential characteristics of a user-friendly website given by Technology Online they are:-
1. Mobile Compatibility
2. Accessible to All Users
3. Well Planned Information Architecture.
4. Well-Formatted Content That Is Easy to Scan
5. Fast Load Times
6. Browser Consistency
7. Effective Navigation
8. Good Error Handling
9. Valid Mark-Up & Clean Code
10. Contrasting Colour Scheme
11. Usable Forms.