Over the past few years, website design has gone through various trends. One of the trends that has staying power is minimalism. This may be simply because it’s a timeless concept that has been popular in various mediums throughout the ages. So why not in web design?
Eric Mobley, web designer and developer discusses the “ambiguous hamburger icon” and its mystery to users. To start off, the hamburger icon is a common icon used by designers to represent a hidden navigation menu when the user clicks on the icon.
Attracting a customer is hard enough. Grabbing their interest and retaining them is even more difficult. It’s important to design your website so that user frustration is kept to a minimum, thereby maximizing customer retention. KISSmetrics.com provides some examples of what not to do when designing your website.
We’ve got some news for you: Your company’s website will never be finished. If you believe you are completely finished with your website, then perhaps you’re not doing all you should with it. And this adds up to some good news because if you’re constantly updating your company’s site, you’ll develop an advantage over your competitors who aren’t.
If you already have an existing website, or plan to develop one in the future, it’s very important to understand the characteristics that can either make or break the effectiveness of your online investment. An unattractive or poorly built website will do more to hurt your business than to help it. We’ll look at the five general components involved in website design and making it successful for your business.
As we enter the halfway point of the year, we’d like to take some time to touch on the trends that we have noticed in website design thus far. If you haven’t enhanced your website yet this year, these trends may inspire you to do so, or at least give you some great things to consider when it is time for a website redesign.