The layout of your website: key items in key places
The image to the right shows the results of an ‘eye-tracking’-survey for a
People usually view/scan a web page in a slight F-pattern. Areas most viewed are highlighted in red; least viewed in yellow. Areas in blue attract the least attention. Keep this in mind when choosing a layout.
Items that are vital and serve best the objective of your site, should be positioned in most viewed areas. These days people browse the internet more and more on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. That is why good websites have a responsive layout that adapts itself to the size of the used screen. Make sure that key elements remain visible, also when they are shown on a smaller screen.
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