You may not expect a professional web designer to say this, but DIY web design does have its place. However, when building business websites, the hidden costs of DIY web design are far higher than most people think.
As a small business owner, it can be tempting to ignore these costs. They will still affect you, though — and can easily cost you more than engaging a professional web designer. So consider them carefully before falling for the hype about DIY web design systems.
When To Consider DIY Web Design
If you don’t even hope to make money from your website, any money spent on it is a cost that won’t get repaid. So it makes sense to minimise that cost, and doing so has minimal impact.… Read the rest
Planning to launch a new website for your business? There’s a lot to consider when designing a small business website. Have you thought about how its design may affect visibility on Google or how people perceive your business?
Gone are the days where a free Geocities or WordPress template could do the job for you.
The competition is tighter now, with 71% of small businesses already operating a website of their own. Your site has to stand out amidst the sea of competitors. Get started the right way with these 5 top tips to create a good small business website:
1 .On-Site SEO is a Must
First and foremost, make Search Engine Optimization a priority for everything you do on your site. Whether it’s designing how the site looks to the content you post on the pages and blog, SEO should be a part of the design philosophy.… Read the rest
Almost 60% of internet searches are now performed on mobile devices. So, if you haven’t got a mobile friendly website, you are losing out on a lot of potential business.
That should be a pretty compelling reason to make sure your website is mobile friendly.
Even if your site isn’t mobile friendly, though, mobile devices will still try to display it. If you’re really lucky, it may even be almost-usable — with a lot of scrolling and zooming. Obviously, that’s not going to help you win many customers, but it’s not the only reason you’ll lose out on business if your site isn’t mobile friendly.
So, here are the other ways in which “responsive”, mobile friendly sites beat old-style desktop-focused sites for modern digital marketing.… Read the rest