Out of date website design is not a hard thing to miss. You will frequently stumble across websites that look like they are still in the 1990s even if they are only a few years old. But what makes a website outdated, or more importantly, does your website look outdated?
Like everything over time style changes, therefore it can be hard to tell if your website is starting to look out of date. Here at BeMySocial, we have compiled a list of the things you need to look out for to determine whether your old website design needs some life back in it.
Does Your Website Design Look Good on a Mobile Device?
The first thing you should look for when asking yourself if your website looks outdated is to check what it looks like from a mobile device. If your website is not responsive on a mobile device, then unfortunately it means it’s time for an update or a completely new site. The benefit of regenerating your website is that websites that cater for mobile users have a higher retention rate and convert more visitors.
Does Your Website Design have White Space?
Back in the day, website developers would try to cram as many images or text as possible to fill the space. Making the websites look unappealing to their desired target audience, looking overcrowded and very difficult to navigate across.
Today our target audience wants information quick and easy. Therefore, it is important to let your content have some breathing room; this is where white space comes in handy. The correct use of white space will make your web design feel more pleasant to read and look more professional. Ultimately it helps the message you want to get across stand out!
Have You Integrated Your Website with Social Media Platforms?
Nowadays, the most frequently viewed websites are social media platforms. Your business probably has potential customers or clients who want to follow and interact with your business. When you link up your website with your social media accounts, you expand your reach beyond just your website and make it easier for your audience to navigate through both. An outdated website would not be able to support this function.
Do You Use High-Quality Images?
Outdated websites tend to have generic clipart images, which will lower your sites overall credibility. Most small businesses do not have the budget to hire a professional photographer, stock images can work just as well if selected correctly. It is important when using stock images to only select high-quality images that are properly licensed.
How We Can Help
Here at BeMySocial, our web design team specialises in building websites for clients in a wide variety of different industries. On top of great web design, we also provide complete rebranding and marketing services to cover as much ground as we possibly can to ensure you get the brand and the look you want for your business.
To find out more about the services we provide, get in touch with us by our online form or by calling us on 01302 494 050 to speak to a member of our expert team.
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