All you really need to know about website design you learned while trick or treating.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Remember going door-to-door as a kid on Halloween? It was all about the treats. Every kid on the block set out to see which house would have the best candy that year – the house with the biggest bunch of chocolates and lolly pops. But there was always that one house that disappointed – nothing but boring snacks like apples and pretzels.

When it comes to web sites, you might have the greatest business in the world, but if your web site doesn’t look the part, you will instantly lose credibility. You only have one opportunity to make a good first impression. So, don’t be the disappointing house on the block – make sure your web site is a chocolate-covered delicacy!

Signs of Bad Website Design

* Poorly formatted, grainy, unprofessional graphics.
* Unnecessary scripting.
* Easily spammed web forms.
* Unorganized font schemes with too many sizes.
* Bad navigational structure.
* Code unfriendly to search engines.
* Displays incorrectly in different web browsers.
* Doesn’t highlight important contact information.
* Cannot easily expand on current website design.

Elements of Good Web Design

* Well placed, professional created graphics or stock photography.
* Easy-to-use navigational structure.
* Specifically chosen fonts and colors with a coherent design scheme.
* Important contact information is highlighted appropriately.
* Displays uniformly across all web browsers.
* Code allows easy indexing by Google and other search engines.
* Website design allow for easy expansion as your site grows.

Are you the house with the chocolate bars, or are you the house with the pretzels? With 12 years of experience under our belt, knows how to design or re-design your website so that your visitors will take it seriously. Remember, your visitors are like trick or treaters, and if they don’t find the good stuff on your website, then they are likely to flock to the other house down the street.

Remember, it’s October, and a scary looking costume is great, but a scary looking website…not so much, and can help. Contact us for a FREE quote today, or give us a call at 888-932-9377.


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