To some extent, we are all experts in web design. Your taste may run to minimalist, lavish, or brash, but one thing is for sure. You’ll be able to say, within seconds of visiting it, whether or not you like a website.
It’s perhaps tempting to think of web design as nothing more than choosing a couple of pretty colours. So why do we consider it such a key part of the website building practice – indeed, an element that can make or break its success?
Well, let’s consider a few of the important factors that web designers have to keep in mind, every time they create a new site:
The look and feel
The great thing about web designers? You tell them what you want in words, and they translate it into visuals.
Accessibility, on the other hand, is all about ensuring a site is available to any user, whether they be disabled, elderly, partially sighted, or whatever.
A good designer weaves usability and accessibility into every single site he makes – and he knows he’s done a good job when you don’t even notice it.
Equally, your designer will need to ensure the site works on any number of browsers run at any number of resolutions on any number of operating systems.
Look for the designer who can’t stop telling you about the great new features he’s seen online – he’s the one who is bang up to date.
On the other hand, if your designer adheres to a few simple rules, you’ll find that your design actually boosts your climb up the ratings.
Great designers are always changing – as quickly as the web itself changes.
When one takes all of these factors into consideration, design suddenly begins to look a lot harder. Perhaps it does not work to entrust to just anyone.
At Notting Hill Web Design, we make a difficult process easy. If you want a simple life, you can choose one of our off-the-peg designs, which are ready-tested for robustness, durability, and pizzazz.
If you want something a little more unique, choose our tailored design service. We’ll put our best minds on your project, and come up with something that puts your site at the very front of the pack.