How to Change Your Website’s Size When It’s Fullscreen and No Scrolling
If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either an owner of a website or someone who’s interested in owning one.
Chances are you’ve seen other people’s websites and thought: “I’d love to make my site look like that.”
You can’t make a website look exactly like another because each site is unique and there are often restrictions on what you can and can’t do with your own site.
But, there are a few tips and tricks that you can use to make your site look as good as possible.
Use a Minimalistic Design
When someone visits your site, they’ll see a splash screen that contains a tiny image of your logo or a prominent image that catches the eye.
This is called a favicon and it will remain visible while they’re navigating your site.
This is an extremely basic and fundamental step to having a successful website because it’ll make the overall feel and tone of your site much more minimalistic. Minimalism often leads to better user experience and engagement because there’s less going on visually.
Use a Vertical Scrolling Design
Nowadays, a large portion of online users are browsing websites that scroll vertically.
This means they’re reading an article or a blog post and there’s a large image above or next to the text that they can scroll through to see the rest of the content.
If you’re not used to designing websites with a vertical scrolling layout, it can be difficult to accommodate this style of browsing on a website that you’ve already designed and started building.
But, there are ways to make this type of browsing experience much easier and more enjoyable. First, make sure that your images are of a high quality and accommodate the vertical scrolling design.
Use CSS3 For Design And Animation
Nowadays, most browsers support the use of CSS3, which stands for Cascading Style Sheets version 3.
This feature makes it easier for website designers to edit the look and feel of their site without having to learn complex code or figure out where to upload a new image.
Use Large Fonts
With CSS2 and earlier versions of CSS, it was difficult to display fonts larger than the browser’s default point size because there was no way to specify how large a font could be.
Use Dark Backgrounds And High Contrast Colors
Using a dark background and high contrast colors for your site’s design can be a great way to make it pop. Instead of using light background colors, like white or light gray, designers and developers often use darker shades, like black, navy blue, or olive drab.
By using darker shades for your site’s background, you’re guaranteed to grab the attention of any visitor.
This is also why it’s often called a “silhouette” website because of the contrasting black and white design of many websites that use this technique.
As an owner of a site, it’s important to keep in mind that not every design will make your site look great. Just like the silhouette effect, there are a few tricks that you can use to make your site’s design stand out. To create a truly standout design, you’ll need to rely on a combination of the above techniques.