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Qualities of a Good Web Designer

The website is a visible aspect of any business with a web presence. It plays an important role in creating an impression about the business and influencing the actions of online visitors. Therefore, it is important for a website to show a business in the right light.

In order to create a good web presence it is advisable to consider hiring the services of a professional web designer. Good websites involve more than installing a fancy theme and WordPress. The web designer normally considers the unique image and brand of a business. The qualities of a good website designer include:

Good listener

A good listener will be able to follow and understand the needs of the customer. They stand a better chance of figuring out what you are implying. Furthermore, they know which questions to ask to determine what you need and want.

A good designer will be ready to hear and respect your ideas and consider integrating them into the final product. They are courteous and avoid being disrespectful about some of the ideas you propose that may not work.

Communicate effectively

Good web designers have the right knowledge required for web design. In addition, they have a good proficiency in the web technologies and the tools utilized in building a website.

They understand the coding in HTML, graphics for the website, maintaining sites, working with multimedia and designing the layouts in CSS. Therefore, communication skills are important for purposes of explaining effectively web terminologies in simple English.

Apply technology                

A good web designer can use the available technology to achieve the desired goals. Although it is important for the web designer to be knowledgeable and proficient about the latest technologies, he/she should know where and when to use them. In addition to having the right knowledge they need to be sensitive enough to know which technologies and techniques are best suited for a particular site.

Achieve the desired goals

A good web designer will take into consideration the design and business goals. The designer will be in a place to create an authentically pleasing website that can attract online users.

In addition, they understand the website is an important marketing tool that can be relied upon to introduce your brand to the market and showcase your products/services, ultimately resulting in increased sales and profits. If you are not in the business of selling products, they will create a website that can effectively inform.

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25 Principles of Mobile Site Design

  1. Have your call to action front and centre so that it’s easy for people to see.
  2. Keep menus short & sweet.
  3. Make it easy to return to the homepage, use your logo to link back.
  4. Don’t let promotions take over the homepage or interfere with navigation.
  5. Make site search clearly visible on all pages.
  6. Make site searches relevant so that users can find the information they need.
  7. Include search filters to help users get accurate results.
  8. Segment your search audience before they search, if possible.
  9. Allow users to explore your site before asking them to supply personal information.
  10. Allow users to purchase as guests but encourage registration where possible.
  11. Make it easy. Use registered users’ information by pre-filling their details.
  12. Use click to call buttons so that users can speak to an operator if they need help
  13. Make it easy for users to finish conversions on another device.
  14. Offer users a number pad for fields requiring number entry.
  15. Choose the easiest ways for users to enter information, drop downs, tick boxes etc.
  16. Provide a visual calendar to make bookings and planning easy.
  17. Use clear instruction and real time validation to minimize errors, tell users when they have not entered correct information.
  18. Design of forms is important – short and easy to read is key.
  19. Design all your website pages so they are optimized for mobile.
  20. The images and layout should always be legible.
  21. Include high quality close-ups of key images like product photos.
  22. Tell users if your website is better viewed as portrait or landscape.
  23. Keep users in a single browser window; do not allow them to navigate away from your browser.
  24. Use mobile/desktop labeling.
  25. Allow users to locate stores or products ‘near me’.