All Websites Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

It has to be beautiful.

No doubt about it!

That’s the first impression people will have about your brand and you better make sure that it is a good one.

There are a couple of insights that make for a beautiful website.

Clean

A clean website is one where the design and coding don’t allow for clutter. Use lots of white space if you can, or lots of space within your text blocks.

Visual

An appealing website relies a lot on images. Use high resolution images. Having low resolution images only makes your web visitor think you are inferior.

And we all know that one image speaks a thousand words.

Plugins

While plugins are crucial, make sure you don’t load more plugins than you should, as they affect your website resources and slow your overall loading speed. At the very most, limit your use of plugins to a maximum of eight. Any more than this is simply destroying your website.

Minimalistic

I find that a minimalistic design is the best.

Don’t try to over-impress with all sorts of visual effects, ajax and sliders. After all, your clients want content, not flashy designs.

This is also true if you are a designer or an musician.

Let your content stand out and give people a center of attention on your website.

Social Counters

There are a couple of plugins that handle this function, but you need to make sure that they still look clean, modern and stylish.

Design and style of the social counter buttons can influence whether a person shares the content you worked so hard to create or not.

 

Mobile Responsive

This year, Google is really clamping down on non responsive websites, and for good reason too.

Majority of browsers are accessing websites on their mobile devices, so it obviously helps to have a quick fast mobile responsive website.

Actually, if you try loading a website now from your phone, you will see something called AMP, which tells you that the page is mobile responsive.

Those pages load faster on your phone than other pages.

In A Nutshell

A great looking website is visually appealing, mobile responsive, features a clean design, is minimalistic, not too heavy on plugins and is easy on the eyes.

For compelling websites that stand out from the pack, let’s schedule a chat. We’d be happy to work on your next web design project.

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