6.2 Page layout

Page Layout is a significant consideration in the overall design interface of any website. Following are some guidelines to achieve well laid out pages:


A consistent page layout with reference to navigation elements MUST be maintained throughout the site. (placement of navigation elements should be uniform across the website). (Ref. WCAG 3.2.3)


Focus should be laid on a few important elements of the page, so that the visitor may be guided to those portions, which deserve most attention. If a lot of elements in a webpage are blinking/flashing or highlighted, the visitor will not be able to concentrate on the essence of the page.


There should be a clear demarcation of components. This can be guided by the Information Architecture where information of one kind is grouped together and presented visually at one point in the page.