If there is anything we know, it is that trends are constantly changing. It doesn’t matter what category you stack it up against, every trend comes into our zeitgeist and leaves just about as quickly as it showed up. This said, it is important that you keep up with said trends to maintain and continue to grow your website traffic. It typically takes a visitor 10-20 seconds before they make up their mind about your website, and if not impressed, they’re gone. So, when designing your website, keep these outdated trends in mind:
Loading screens. No visitor wants to wait around for 15 seconds watching a loading screen just to get to the content they would like to view. If your site needs to load, you have too much going on and need to taper back the design content.
Auto-play video/music. Not only is auto-played video/music annoying to your visitor, but a distraction. If you require having some sort of audio or video on your website, give your visitors the freedom to listen or watch.
Pop-ups. Pop-ups that engage you to take a certain action or to subscribe to a blog, aren’t bad marketing tactics, as long as those pop-ups aren’t diverting your visitor’s attention elsewhere.
Flash sites. Flash is now a trend of the past, as most devices can’t read Flash. So, if your website is incorporating Flash, it’s time to redesign.
Stock photos. When it comes to stock footage, be particular. The photos you choose for your website can either make it, or break it.
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We all want our websites to stand out among our competition, we don’t want our website to simply blend in with the rest. If you are ultimately following your competition you’ll always be step behind in design. Fortunately, there are a few simple changes you can make to transform your entire website from drab to fab! These flowing tips can help create a stunning, memorable website:
- Simple to Understand- People don’t typically read websites- they quickly skim them. Make sure the content is easy to understand so that your visitors will be able to find what they’re looking for in a timely manner.
- Large Images- By using large images you are able to capture your visitor’s attention instantly. Use full screen images with little text (ideally 2-3 words). The type of image you choose is just as important as the images resolution. Make sure it’s interesting, relates to your company and is also beautiful.
- Typography- Using large fonts is a growing trend that doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon. The objective of using larger font is so your visitors don’t have to read as much, while still getting your message across to them. The idea is to focus on your message and but down the words to display them in a big beautiful font.
- Responsive Design- Now that most searches are done mobile devices it’s extremely important to make sure that your website can convert to any size screen. A responsive site adapts to the screen of any device your visitors may be using, which will make for a much for user friendly experience.
Establishing a stunning, memorable website is no easy task but with a determination and creativity you can achieve it! Don’t go on being in the shadow of your competition, get a little risky with your design.
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