Designing a Child Friendly Website (Examples and Practices)
Adults in general are very technical and are more aware at solving problems. We have bills to pay, appointments to make, and so on. Kids on the other hands are worry free and love to discover new things as they grow. As easy at it may sound, designing for kids is much harder than you think. This is not your regular website that you browse daily. This is a whole different new dimension of internet space.
Apart from adults, who usually use the web to stay informed and work, children go online for entertainment. They see the computer as a gateway to fun and play. Also kids are very great at remembering something they like. I’m not too old, and I remember back in fifth grade I used to visit Yahooligans (a kid section on Yahoo.com for children) to play games. Yes make fun of me all you want, but I schooled kids in online checkers and chess. Looking back at it now, I clearly see that the only reason I kept going back to the site, is because it’s the only games site I knew. They captured my attention and I was hooked!
Before we jump to inspiration we wanted to cover some of the most important element to keep at mind while designing. Below we have listed an outline for you to follow.