…that’s what it sounds like when a client comes with an unclear idea of what he wants, asking for a quote. It is not always easy to get one’s finger on something one knows little about, and clients often need to do extensive research before even starting to think about their website’s needs and target groups.
What every site needs is a planned funnel that will lead customers towards an action, or several, they should take. This is usually achieved by placing cleverly designed call-to-action buttons in key places of the site. One of the main problems in web design is making call-to-action buttons satisfy the designers need for beauty, the client’s need for prominence, and the site visitors’ (consumers’) hunger.
I’m giving you a list. I guess it’s not extensive, I am not doing a research. I’m just writing down everything with which I had problems in various Content Management Systems. So, if you’re making your own, bear these points in mind. Although, my programming teacher used to say: why are you trying to reinvent the wheel?
Of course there are 0 reasons. If you are using the internet to write just for yourself, then you might as well just save a file on your computer. Believe me: if you don’t optimise your site for search engines, it will be seen by few more people than if it was locally stored on your machine. I know it, I’ve tried.
When you think about design, you think about pictures. You plan positions, shapes and colours for the best possible effect. You plan fonts and spacing for the best readability. And then you leave the words to someone else.
Among many communities and social networks that I use, there are two sites that I would like to write to you about. Both very minimalist, both very well designed. But in their core, so different.
We live fast. We work fast. Always and everywhere. Do you do work on your phone? Other people do too. Bear that in mind for your next website design. Your web presence has to be adapted for every device. Whether you have a web shop, a small or big company, news website or blog, there is no excuse for not making it responsive, like everything nowadays should be.