fun elements for your site
If you want your website to engage a user’s attention, you need to make it enjoyable. Web users have notoriously short attention spans and you have your work cut out for you, if you want users to interact with your site and spend enough time to increase chances of conversions.

Some people are of the belief that when ‘fun’ is mentioned in website design, it means packing the website with silly designs and jokes a dozen; but that’s just silly. A website that’s fun to use isn’t something that is unprofessional. In fact, it attempts to interest the viewers in the information on it by creating memorable experiences for them.

So, let’s find out how you can go about designing ‘fun’ websites:

It’s About Making Ordinary Different

A boring company bio page can be turned into an interesting read, by giving it some much needed personality. Adding a dash of humor to the content that you have on the page and making sure that the images used enhance the humor on the page, will improve the ordinariness of the page and make it more readable. But, at the same time you must make sure that the usual designing basics like relevance, color, texture, background, placement etc. have been take care of.

At times, the theme that you choose for your website determines the fun quotient. If you actually want your website to be fun, choose a vibrant theme that can energize the viewer.

The Fun Element in 404 Pages

If there is one page that you can go the whole hog and dose the page with humor and that too loads of it, is the 404 error page. I am sure you must have seen plenty of amazingly designed error pages; remember no user likes coming across an error page, so a page that diffuses the frustration is a great idea here. Humor is one element you can infuse in the page, by way of an image or content; something else you can do is take responsibility for the fact that the user is shown an error page, and crack a joke at your expense. This usually works big time.