Website Design

A website design for your business

What is Website Design?

Website Design involves the planning and creation of websites.

The planning and creation process encompasses different skills for the production & maintenance of websites.

Understanding your business needs allows us to design for visitor & customer requirements.

Webmasters must have a good knowledge of user experience, communications, marketing, layout convention, coding, how they relate and can be used for your business website.

Good website design requires knowledge & ethics from coding standards to creating the best value & outcome for clients.


What Defines Good Website Design?

Website design best practice

Mobile Ready : Everday, everyone uses smart devices. An engaging, mobile first, compatible website design that your audience can access is essential.

Fast Loading : Loading times for all users on all devices (for slower or regional internet connections) should be considered as part of your website design.

SEO Savvy : Readable font sizes, fast delivery of content, keywords, integration of sitemap.xml & schemea for indexing and analytics for visitors.

Business Website Design

A website design for your business

What your website visitors expect or want to do will guide the overall website design.

Defining customer goals helps us work out an overall structure.

With a structured design we can guide customers to where they want to be.

Consider colours, images and page layouts to guide & define your brand.

Your business website design has two purposes, to engage then convert the visitor into a customer.

When it comes to designing & building a website it’s important to remember that you ultimately get what you pay for. Effective website design is complicated, but the return is well worth the investment.

Website Site Map

Structuring your business website design

With a structured design we can guide customers to where they want to be.

Visual site maps allows us to defining customer goals to design the overall structure.

website site map

A visual site map helps us to visualise the website structure

Website Style Guide

Style elements used for your website

It's' important to ensure your design is consistent and optimised to meet business objectives and create an enjoyable experience for user.

A style guide is a collection of pre-designed elements and rules a designer will follow to ensure a consistent and cohesive experience.

Visual elements such as colours, fonts and font sizes in relation to layout & space, headline types: h1,h2, h3, h4, h5 and h6, body copy, bold and italic variations, font family, weight and color.

website style guide

A design guide shows visual elements such as colours & fonts.

Website Platforms

Choosing a platform for your website.

We believe in the right to choice.

Don't be forced into using a platform that might serve the designer better than you or your business.

Don't think too much about the technical side of things, that's what we do!

We are here to break it down into simple terms to help you understand.

There are two basic platforms used to build websites.

Choosing the right platform will save you money.


STATIC - HTML

Hypertext Markup Language is the standard markup language for creating web pages and applications (this website is HTML).

With Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScript, it forms a triad of cornerstone technologies for the World Wide Web.

Pro's: Robust, secure, compatible, mobile first design makes websites super fast, best SEO possibilities, will run on any server, easy to back up.

Con's: No editing ability built in, not very interactive.


DYNAMIC - Content Management Systems

A really popular platform for the "average joe" or "professional" to build websites.

Content management systems manage your creation and modification of digital content and supports multiple users in a collaborative environment.

Popular CMS include WordPress and Joomla!

Pro's: Easy website creation, easy and quick editing and publishing of content, interactive.

Con's: Paid plugins for important fuctionality, seo, form creation, ect;, regular updating of CMS core and any plugins for security and function, typically slower loading times than HTML, backup and re-deploy labour intensive in comparison to HTML.

There are pros and cons with each platform, it really depends on what you want to achieve.

Mobile First Design

Increase the satisfaction

Mobile first website design is both a strategy and a new way of looking at delivery and writing code.

The mobile first website considers website design for mobile phones or mobile devices before traditional desktop computers.

Typically website designers use a desktop computer to design websites, then make changes to suit mobile layouts.

Mobile first considers mobile layout and delivery as a priority with desktop layout following the mobile design.

mobile first website design

Designing for mobile first is a reversal of design delivery.

Mobile First Design could be viewed as a "User Experience Design" and about increasing satisfaction of a user by developing or enhancing the speed, usability and ultimatley, pleasure from using your website.

Some basic examples of a mobile first experience are things such as, linking your logo to your homepage, use readable fonts, mimimise the need for images and navigation.

Desktops are not left out in mobile first design. Responsive design delivers the desktop experience equally as well as mobile, and at increased speed, utilising delivery speed as a ranking factor.

Other design considerations

Progressive Web Apps, Blend your mobile first website into a hybrid app known as Progressive Web Apps.

Social Media, Never miss an opportunity to leverage the power of social media. Integrate relevant social media platforms within your design.

Free Consultation

Consider what you want to achieve with your website.

Once you understand the basics of the two main website platforms and what they can or can't deliver, the way forward is much clearer.

To discuss a website platform for your business, please call us.


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