Does your business need a new website design?
Chances are excellent, it probably does. The Internet has moved at blazing speed over the last few years. The website design of your business may have looked outstanding just a few years back, but by now the shine has started to tarnish.
If you are in the process of creating a new website design for your business, consider the following elements. Each one will add to making your online business the best it can be.
A website design that is personal: This doesn’t mean you have a button in the right hand corner that tells visitors what you had for lunch, but you can help your leads and prospects gather a general idea of your personality and those unique things that make you YOU by the way your website design is articulated, from the colors to the graphics. There is no other you, don’t have just another website.
A website design that is interactive: Nothing builds community, invites return visits, fosters relationships like having an active, interactive community. There are two primary benefits to going with a website design that encourages interaction. First, this type of design encourages more return visits which increases traffic, thereby justifying an increase in what you can charge for advertising on your site. Even better, audience participation can help your site develop user generated content, which can enhance the value of your domain simply through the website design.
A website design that is responsive: The last thing you want is a slow loading site. Think about how much you are putting on the page, and the purpose for each element. Large image files or videos will occupy a lot of space in the website design’s memory. Make sure that every element on the page has a purpose. If there is anything that exists solely to enhance the visual aspect of the website design, it is probably not necessary and should be reconsidered for inclusion.
A website design with a clear offer: This is one place where many sites drop the ball. It is always okay to ask for the offer, but you must do so in a way that is visually clear and consistent with the design as a whole. You don’t want anything in the website design that is especially jarring or out of place. The offer on your page should have clear contact and/or ordering information.
Whatever direction you take your website design, it will be highly reflective of where you are taking your business as a whole. It is essential that you provide your website design with the same consideration you would give to any aspect of your business plan.
After all, as the Internet becomes increasingly important to business, your website design might just be the most important asset you have.