Are you currently building a website or worried the web design you have is not as effective as it could be? Building and maintaining a website comes with a whole slew of fears and worries. There are key elements of web design you need to think about critically in order to get the most out of your website. To alleviate your fears and doubts, here are three elements to consider when thinking about web design.
Your landing page is the first thing people will see when visiting your website. In most cases, it is your front page. It is vital to spend time making your landing page perfect. You want it to tell people who don’t know anything about you or your services who and what you are. By telling viewers exactly what the purpose of your website is on the first page, they will know if they should spend time exploring the rest. Your landing page needs to be engaging as well as informative. The goal is to get the viewer to explore more than just the first page. So tell people who you are through images, videos, written content, and eye-catching color and design choices.
The quality of the images you use on your site is important. With phones coming out with better and better cameras every single year, it’s like everyone is now a photographer. Obviously, there is still a difference between what a professional can do and what the average phone can produce, and that difference is noticeable. People can tell if you are using less than high-resolution professional images. If you use lesser quality images, you tell the people viewing your site that you aren’t willing to invest in quality. Quality pictures make your website look more professional and reflect positively on your business.
Responsive design is a way of coding and creating a website to optimize the site across various devices, from laptops to smartphones. This method of design allows your website to recognize what type of device is being used to view your website and to adjust accordingly. If you have ever gone on a website on your smartphone, you have experienced responsive design or lack thereof. More and more people are using their mobile devices to search the internet. So it’s important to make sure your website looks professional no matter what device is being used to view it. Check out our article about mobile-friendly web design to learn more about how to get the most out of your website on mobile devices.
Designing a website takes time, thoughtfulness, and effort. Don’t let your work go to waste by not paying attention to the details. You don’t need to stress about web design, but you do need to put in the required effort. Luckily, there are people who can help you along the way. If you want help getting your website off the ground, Fresh Roasted Hosting can help you. Get in touch with us here. We’re always ready to help!