website design

Website design with all the trimmings!

Technology is shaping the way we design, as a direct result of this the different formats that website design can be applied to is growing each day. I provide a range of website design products, something for everyone. Below you will find a selection of links to the different areas of web design that I have worked within, feel free to take a look and let me know what you think.

make sure your website makes a positive first impression

Here is my reasoning on why I think it’s important your website makes that initial impression a memorable one – for the right reasons. I recently read a statement in some email marketing that came my way. The guy that wrote it is excellent at marketing, and I love reading his newsletters, but he seriously lacks in design skills. The point he made was that it doesn’t matter what your website looks like as long as it gets found. By the way his website is plastered with cheap looking, clip-art style cartoon characters – I may sound snobbish, but hear me out.

Your first impression does count and can be the difference between getting a new client on board via your website or not

My first impression of this guy’s site was that it looked cheap. I never spend any time on a website that looks like it was either (a) thrown together – badly, or (b) a remnant of bygone days of web design where fluid widths were first employed and eye-bleeding graphics were standard issue.

so what’s the big deal?

If I think his site looks like he did it himself (badly) then how many other people will? If you are being found via Google, or another search engine, and the potential client is deciding between calling you or a rival company. As you are both on the same page in the search results, and you are both offering a similar product or service, say for example a T-Shirt, the deal-breaker here is quite simply: who looks more trustworthy.

why should I be trusted over my competitor?

Your competitor’s website design looks like it is home-made i.e. a generic template, this conveys the impression that doing things badly is an acceptable approach and is therefore a reflection of the standard of work that will be delivered from that business. Your website, on the other hand (if done professionally) portrays your business or you as professional as it has been created professionally. After-all your website should be working for you night and day, and has to be like you but better presented; suited and booted, positive and well-spoken, all at the same time, your 24/7 salesperson – surely this should be done right?

at the end of the day

Your first impression really does count and can be the difference between getting a new client on board via your website or not. Make sure you hire a professional to carry out the task of crafting a website design which will introduce your company to your potential client in the right visual tone of voice.

website design
  • wordpress design

    This was made with:

    • Website design - Illustrator
    • Image output - Photoshop
    • Wordpress front-end development
    • Wordpress CMS
    • On-page SEO
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  • website design

    This was made with:

    • Website design - Illustrator
    • Image output - Photoshop
    • Custom HTML + CSS
    • jQuery
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