Many people might think that the design of their business website isn’t vital to their success. And what they really focus on is the content and information. Although “content is king”, but image if you put a pretty doll in an old ugly box, who would bother opening it up? Most clients might think they know what’s best for their site but in fact, it’s the designer who should hold the ticket to their site’s future look like.
Well, in this post, i’m going to unveil you a few web design misconceptions that you should know for a much better interaction between you and a design company.
Building a website? Oh, it’s a piece of cake!
Even some say that website can be built in one day! Seriously? You’re joking, right? It would be a little naive and uneducated of a designer to say they can have your website up and running before sundown.
Building a simple website might be a child’s play, but a seamless one takes complex programming. It’s is about WAY more than just understand the color wheel, keeping up on design trends or knowing how to use white space. If you want a unique website to attain the quality online presence your brand deserves, your web design process must also involve coding. It takes time and practice to produce a “be-you” product, not just a rushed creation from a dull template.
Empty space…No!!! Every inch of the website must be filled!
Do you like being yelled? No one does! That’s actually a “stuff all you can” website does to visitors! You don’t want to clutter up your website to the point that scares everyone away, do you? Visitors will be very overwhelmed if you cover every inch of your site with haphazard content. So, please leave your site some space to breath!
Also, 2016 is about minimalism and simplicity. It’s a must to incorporating white space into your website for a cleaner look overall and helping visitors to recognize what the most important information you want them to know is.
Hey, I did build a website! Traffic will automatically increase!
Wake up! Sorry, that’s not how it works! Don’t indulge in illusion that just because you build a website, people will find it and interact with it. This silly thought is like you hold a party and not inviting anyone, but still assume that people will come. How can?
A web designer is not a miracle worker. They don’t have super power to summon thousands of visitors to your site right away. Then, it raises a question is: How can your site go viral? This is where the Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) come to your rescue.
That’s completely wrong! Straight up!
It’s the epoch of mobile devices nowadays! Don’t you know that? Most visitors accessing to your page use mobile devices, not desktop! It’s a must for any type of business to have a website that is mobile-friendly.
According to a study from Google “What User Want Most From Mobile Sites Today?“, when users visited a mobile-friendly site, 74% of them said that they were more likely to return to that site in the future and 67% of them were more likely to buy on that site’s products or services.
Quite obviously, if you want to stay ahead of the competition, having a responsive website is the way to go. If you don’t know a thing about responsive website, check out this article for more information.
The more animation the better!
No need to say how important animation is for impressing your visitors. It spice up the site, but it doesn’t mean you should add animation anywhere you like. Once again, people want convenience, not a challenge! What visitors want is just a clear path that leads them to what they are looking for.
Also, bombarding your site with too much animation makes it look cheap and unprofessional!
Build once, run forever
Really? This is the killer!
Many people have this silly assumption! They think that once their website is finished, it never needs to be touched again and their job is done. Remember, time flies fast. Things change. People changes. No matter how awesome your website is, no one is going to be interested in it forever if it’s still the same with the passing of time.
To avoid looking outdated and old-fashioned, your site needs to be updated regularly. Additionally, updated content encourage people to return to check out something new. So don’t be a conservative one that get left behind by not changing.
These are just a few misunderstandings of ton of misconceptions out there in the web design industry. Do you have anything else to add? I would love to know what kind of misconceptions you have met in your creative journey.
And if you are serious in getting a website for your business, you will need to consider engaging a professional web design agency. It will save your valuable time which you can use to improve your business processes and your products. Then, if you end up to choose a design company, I certainly encourage you to give Designveloper a call. That’s something we can definitely help you!