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The Importance of Web Design

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The Importance of Web Design

May 6, 2021
By Matthew Golda

When it comes to web design, there are certain key elements to understand that play a large role in the overall performance and success of your website. Here at MSEDP, we offer professional web design, so you will get the most out of your website. Investing in your website is a big step. And we will work with you to ensure this new site design is everything you dreamed of.

MSEDP is a full-service company. So not only will you get professional website design, you can also get search engine optimization, hosting, maintenance packages and much more! For more information about our web services, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding web design, including pricing and templates. Grow your business with MSEDP today! We help small businesses across the country get the most out of their website.

Easy-To-Use Navigation

When it comes to using your website, there might not be something more crucial that its navigation. People who land on your site want quick and easy information and access. So if you want these potential leads to stay on your site and purchase something, you better make sure that the navigation works well and that it is easy to follow. Otherwise, people may struggle to find what they need and go elsewhere.

For the most part, the navigation revolves either around the top navigation bar or a side bar. So have this be the place that leads them to other parts of the website. Either being able to click the categories right on the bar or with a simple drop-down menu. If this navigation is poor, then the incoming traffic will quit and leave your website. And you will lose potential sales.

When someone lands on your website, you only have a few seconds to impress them and show them around. Otherwise these short attention spans will bounce. Literally. So give them access to information quickly. And a properly designed website does just that. It shows them what is important and should be self-explanatory. For these, our web design team advises broad headings that include a few different subtopics. This way the user can quickly find what they need fast through these subtopics.

Responsive Website Design is Key

It goes without saying that mobile devices are the most prominent tool to access the internet. So a website needs to look just as great on the phone or tablet as it does on a desktop or laptop. How does this work? Well, by making it mobile responsive. Older websites were not made this way and thus become harder to use on a mobile device. You want each and every person who uses your website to have a positive experience and making your website responsive is key to that initiative.

When MSEDP designs a website, it always makes it responsive. We simply wouldn't be doing our jobs otherwise. With a responsive website, your site will adapt to each device. Ensuring that it is sized correctly and that the user has no problems using the navigation or any other aspect. By doing so, a responsive website design allows for the user to stay on the site longer and making your site a better experience overall.

Content is Still King

There is an old saying that "content is king" when it comes to search engines for websites. That moniker still holds true even today. A great looking website design is nothing without engaging and interesting content. You cannot simply overload the site with images and visual elements. People who come to a website are seeking information and that content feeds them what they need to know.

Writing good, quality copy keeps your audience engaged on the page longer and they will read on about what you have to offer. And this content and writing style should align for the whole website. Find a tone and stick to it. So do not overlook the content, because it is just as important as the overall design of the website.

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Style Guide For Web Design

We mentioned the importance of keeping the tone of the content consistent. Well, the same applies for the actual design of the website. Consistency in the design helps the incoming audience build brand recognition. And it allows for a more polished look to the website. A style guide allows you to do that. When you turn to MSEDP, you get to decide the color, format, typography, images and more. And we will help you keep it consistent with our expertise.

A style guide is important because it can be referenced down the line if there is something you want to change or edit. And it makes it easier for others to work on the site down the line. When you have a more consistent design, you create a more cohesive site. Which hopefully leads to more sales.

Utilize Images & Visuals!

Of course we said content is king, but it is still crucial to include images and visuals to your website. Using the right visuals and images improves user engagement. Like adding a simple video on the homepage. Yes, content around it for context is key and great for SEO, but a video is a simple and easy way for a new user to engage and stay on your website.

When you turn to MSEDP, you will ensure that just the right amount of visuals and images are used during the course of designing your website. They are nice at breaking up the text. However, some businesses go overboard and it can overwhelm a visitor. And lead to a crowded and messy experience. One that makes it confusing on where to go to find what you need. So it is important not to overload the site with images or make the actual information hard to read or difficult to even find.

Striking a balance is obviously what works best and the website design team at MSEDP can help! We will guide you and create a website experience that will surely please any new user. We make sure to use any videos, images or visuals purposefully.

Call-To-Action Buttons

So I lectured you on the balance of using visuals, images and videos against the text. Well, a subset of that is placing a call-to-action button. This button helps convert leads to sales because this button brings them to exactly where they need to go. It is simple and easy to follow and a great way for them to act.

At MSEDP, we have years of experience helping businesses build the perfect call-to-action button for the site. We make sure these buttons fit into the overall design of the the website, but still stand out enough. In other words, we will make sure the eye of the viewer is drawn to the button.

One of the ways we do this is by utilizing the color scheme. We will make sure the button fits nicely into the aesthetic of your website. By integrating a nice call-to-action button on your website, you will drive better results.

Page Loading Speed

So you can have everything already mentioned working for you. The great content. The easy navigation. Nice images. Simple call-to-action buttons. And being mobile responsive. However, all of that can be for naught if no one actually sees the page or the website. A slow-loading page is a huge detriment to audience engagement. Get website design that works fast when you turn to MSEDP.

There are few things more annoying than when a page doesn't load fast enough. When that happens, it discourages the user from continuing to the website. And when the discouraging happens, the user turns back and will go to a competitor. Avoid those problems when you have MSEDP build your website and get a design that ensures quick loading speeds!

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