What makes a good website? Well we think if you were to ask many website design agencies, they might say the same as us.
So we thought we would ask our website designers what are some of the things that make a company website good.
Every business in Cardiff is different, so the website needs to be the same.
Yet with that said, there are some design elements that are universal, that’s to say whether you are a solicitor in a pin-stripe suit, or a plumber with a fancy van, or lets say a florist on the high-street, well, its more than likely that whichever Cardiff web designers you choose, the websites going to need to be “responsive”- so by this we mean it should work on a smartphone.
So we thought we would ask our web developers, to come up with 7 things we think all websites should have.
So there are some key factors that all good websites share. In this article, we will explore 7 of the most important web design principles that make for a great website.
Aesthetics is one of the most important factors in web design. If the overall design is not good, well your shoppers might go elsewhere.
For example lets say you run a hair dressing saloon, and you have a really nice shop, that looks out over Cardiff bay.
Yet, because you’re a start-up business, well, you might have a really basic website designed, yet if it doesn’t say much about your company, then you may lose bookings.
So if you are a start-up, there are some ways you can save money, but we wouldn’t recommend saving few quid on your website.
That’s because, whichever business you run here in Cardiff, you need to really make your company stand out from the crowd. To that that you need a well designed website.
Our website designers have designed sites for construction companies, automotive sector and for advertising businesses, all of our websites are well designed.
We mostly build wordpress websites.
So if you are looking for a Cardiff web designer, why not call us?
So your website should be pleasing to the eye, yet everything should be well built.
That’s to say your web developers need to check everything, from how the main menu works, to whether the website works on mobile, and also even making sure the font is easy to read.
It should have a clean, professional look that is consistent throughout the site. All of the elements on your website should work together to create a cohesive whole.
Your website should be really easy to navigate for both shoppers, when they want to find a product and for search engines, when they are “crawling and indexing” say a new item you have added to your company website.
All of the important pages on your site should be easily accessible from the home page. Users should be able to find what they are looking for quickly and without difficulty.
For example, lets say you sell electric bikes, and you stock over 1000 models, well if you don’t have a sort function, for example, allowing to sort by in stock, brand, and price, then customers may leave and go to a competitor, where they can sort items more easily.
So, if we design a WordPress website for one of our clients, if there are a lot of items being sold on the site, we recommend adding a feature to sort items.
Your business website shouldn’t have any glitches, for example if there’s any “404 page errors” , your web developers should quickly work to resolve this.
That’s to say all of the links on your site should work properly.
Also, all of the contact forms should work.
Your website should also be compatible with all major browsers.
Plus, your website should work smartphones and tablets, so it should be responsive.
Also the text on each page should be unique.
You should also follow white hat seo methods.
Your website should have high-quality and well-written content marketing.
You need quality white hat seo.
Social media, such as Facebook, can be used to promote your business.
So your web designers should add your social media buttons to the header and also the footer of your website.
More shoppers are now using their smartphones and also tablets to buy products and services.
In order to ensure that your company website can be used on a smartphone, you need to design a “responsive website” that will work on all devices.