With the astronomical growth of internet use globally, web design is becoming as important as SEO and Social Media Marketing. In 2014, there are several trends that web designers are using to maximize a visitors experience. Simplicity is the overriding theme. Websites are being designed for efficiency and effectiveness. The days of information overload is history.
These are the trends I believe must be incorporated in your web design to produce a successful site.
More and more people are designing and building they’re own websites. Here’s some helpful hints to design a very professionally attractive and performing site…
BY DAVID HARRIS
The more you know about best practices for web design, the easier it will be to keep your site up and running. A well-designed website is more attractive, more user friendly, and has a realistic atmosphere. It will increase your traffic, and boost repeat customers. This article provides several tips that will help you design a successful website. [Read more…]
Minimalism, Responsiveness and Usability…
By Amber Leigh Turner
December is always a great time to look back on the year that was and the new year that is soon to come. There are many exciting things that 2014 has in store for us who live, work, and produce the World Wide Web we love and cherish.
Last year, we looked at the 10 Web design trends for 2013. Many of the trends that were spotted last year are still around today and will undoubtedly take off into 2014. After all, that’s why they are called trends and not fads, as trends tend to stick around for a few years while fads are only hot for a very short time.
So while 2014 is knocking on the door, let’s look ahead and see what kind of new(ish) Web design trends we can look for and be inspired by come the new year.
Aesthetics vs. Effectiveness???
When you consult with the SEO Firms about the various components of web marketing and website optimization, your company’s web design itself may sometimes feel like more of a back burner issue. After all, a lot of people think that the design of a website is only concerned with aesthetic details such as how the site looks, as opposed to a lot of the other factors that make a site either successful at its intended purpose or not. However, the design of your website can do a lot to either make or break your success overall, and much of that success has very little to do with how the site looks.
This is the reason I use the WordPress platform…
When it comes to Content Management Systems, there really is no comparison, WordPress dominates. I realize with this comment I am going to receive backlash from Joomla and Drupal users, but in my defense; this infographic from Graphs.net supports my reasoning.
WordPress holds 53.8% of market share where as Joomla, a stiff competitor to WordPress in terms of popularity holds only 9.2% market share. The WordPress Plugin directory comprises of 19,017 plug-ins that are available for free and these plugins are downloaded over 285,000,000 by various WordPress users.
This is an excellent article by Bianca Male for Business Insider…
Every business with a Website should make Search Engine Optimization — trying to get your site as high up as possible on Google and Bing search-results pages — a part of their growth strategy.
At its most basic, “SEO” means finding ways to increase your site’s appearance in web visitors’ search results. This generally means more traffic to your site.