Reading Time: 4 minutes To continue from my last blog this should be ‘Responsive Web Design Part 2 but is titled differently as I would like to talk about the two different approaches to mobile design and why responsive design could be an advantage instead of having a separate mobile site. In advance I want to apologise for the […]
Tag: designing a website
Speed matters for the mobile web
Reading Time: 2 minutes We all remember when it was accepted to wait a few seconds for a computer to respond to a click on a web site or a tap on a keyboard? These days, even half a second — literally the blink of an eye — is too long. That barely perceptible delay causes people to search […]
Why are web metrics and SEO important considerations in mobile website design?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps the biggest challenge facing any mobile website designer is to design a mobile website that gets its message across loud and clear to the target audience. It’s all well and good designing a mobile website that looks great, but if it doesn’t resonate with the audience it’s aimed at, then it’s not doing its […]
How to develop a successful business website design for mobiles
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re ever in need of a plumber or an electrician, where do you turn to? The chances are it will be the internet. At one time that would’ve meant logging onto your desktop PC and searching for your local tradesmen: however, during the last couple of years there’s been an unprecedented growth in the […]
50% of website designers ignore mobile users
Reading Time: 2 minutes Internet marketing and company profitability is crucial in today’s increasingly competitive market. The more traffic that can be driven to any website, the more likely it is that some of that traffic will convert into sales. It makes sense therefore for website designers to drive as many users as possible to websites, and that means […]
Why is it important to consider download speed when designing mobile websites?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Designing any website for a mobile phone is a challenging experience. As clever as the technology of the smartphone is these days, there are still certain inherent problems that the mobile website designer has to overcome if he or she is to make the website as effective as it can possibly be. The screen size […]
Website design basics – 10 essential rules (part 2)
Reading Time: 3 minutes In the first part of this article, we looked at the first 5 principles for creating clear and effective website designs like logos, branding, content and colour schemes. In this final section we’ll look at probably the most important page of every website – the homepage, and then focus on why website designers need to […]
Website design basics – 10 essential rules (part 1)
Reading Time: 4 minutes Website design and layout is a complicated business, isn’t it? Well, no, it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way: there are certain principles that even you or I could grasp. Admittedly, some of the more complicated elements of the layout, such as the use of cascading style sheets (CCS) and XHTML language are probably […]
Website design: how to improve your website’s user experience?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Good website design is a crucial consideration for all businesses that wish to trade online. It’s the first point of call a customer has with a company or a brand and therefore, it needs to create a positive and lasting impression. The website has to be engaging, relevant and capable of communicating the values and […]
How to plan your website?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Whether you’re trying to create and design a website from scratch, or improve an existing site that seriously under-performs, what you need is a plan. We’re not talking about some half-baked notion that you’d like to create an all-singing, all-dancing site that rocks, but a well-thought-out, crafted strategy that sets out a timeline for what […]