Web Design Resources to Check Out

  • September 13, 2013

It’s clear that humans are very visual creatures. We love visuals of any kind - photos, videos, drawings, paintings, etc. Many of us learn more effectively through visuals as well. We’re increasingly becoming a visual-based culture, and moving away from being a text-based one.

How your website looks is as important as the content that goes on it. Because your website is a direct reflection on your business, not having the right design can be costly. You don’t want your potential customers coming to your website only to think that you are unprofessional because of the way your website looks. Think about it: how many times have you been looking for a product or service online, and judged a potential  business you might go to on how their website looked? I certainly have. When all you have to judge a business by is their website and  online reviews, how the business’ website looks is critical.

However, good design can be really subjective - so how do you find the optimal design for your website? A lot of this is research. You need to know who you are targeting. Who is your customer? Once you have pinned down who you are targeting, you can then begin to research and test what kinds of visuals they prefer. You can check out your competitors’ websites, as well as do some A/B testing on your own website.

Bluehost has put together an excellent list of 17  web design resources, which every small and medium-sized business owner should check out.

Are there other resources you use which aren’t on this list? Tell us about them in the comments below.

 

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