What is UX design? UX comes from User Experience. In simple words it is the way in which people interact with a website. The goal of UX design is to make sure that the user has a positive and intuitive experience when using a product or service. A positive user experience can lead to higher … Read more
Website navigation is the most important (and most-often overlooked) part of your website design. The main navigation influences how visitors use your site more than any other design element. It’s very easy to set up your navigation when you first build your site, and then never touch it again, even as you add new content … Read more
If you run a WordPress site, you have probably put some thought into how to handle people who visit your site on their phones. Responsive design, where your website’s content scales to the size of the user’s device, is ubiquitous now, with the majority of internet users browsing on smartphones. Making sure that it’s easy … Read more
Most businesses focus on adding fuel to propel their idea online. They look for ways to attract more visitors and spread their message. But what if your potential customers know about you and appreciate what you are doing but are still not interested in signing up, making a purchase, or any other number of end goals for your site? Consider if the online process which you interact with your customers has any friction or pain points, that stop them from making making that final conversion for you. Here is a list of important stumbling blocks to consider when it comes to your organization’s website, whether you run a WordPress non profit website focused on donations, a high volume Magento eCommmerce website, or any other site that has a specific goal for every user who lands there (which every website should).
The best website layout is the one that makes it easy for users to accomplish their goals. That means that the best layout design is going to be different for each website. If you’re not a professional web designer, it can be hard to know what’s going to work best for your particular site. And even when you do make a decision on the layout design, how do you know if it was the right one? These few steps will help you through the process of designing a layout for your website.
Designing a website is a lot of work, but redesigning a website can be even harder. When you start fresh, you don’t bring any baggage from an existing website. When you redesign, there are pages and pages of existing content you have to account for. What do you keep, and what do you change? How does the old content fit in with the new? These questions go on and on, and what started as a simple design change turns into a complete audit of your existing site.
Squarespace is like a paint-by-numbers kit, and WordPress is like an entire art store (including the paint-by-number kits, if that’s what you want). As long as the picture on the box is exactly what you want, the paint-by-numbers approach might be perfect for you. But if you want a platform with unlimited room to grow, and expand, and develop your site, then WordPress is a better fit.