Front End Web Design
Custom Design from the Bottom Up
How your site looks and works is important. You only get one chance to make a good first impression.
I design my templates from scratch. Many times a template that "has it all" is just too confusing. For example, ten ways to adjust the size of a thumbnail is overkill. I put in the template only what we want to get out of it.
Design is the bottom line
Design is also about layout, functionality and marketing.
Your customers will not spend time looking for things that should be immediately obvious; if they can't find it they will leave. People visit your site for one reason and that is to get something. Whether it is in the form of information, product or service, if they are not getting what they came for they will leave. It is that simple. If your design is getting in the way, you need to have it changed.
- All menus should be consistent.
- Home to the left. About and Contact to the right.
The industry is always changing.
If you are not staying ahead of the curve you will most likely be passed up.
While that is a true statement, it is also true that common sense never goes out of style.