The contract is signed. You have just hired a website developer to redesign your website. Congratulations! Is it now time to say “call me when it’s done”? No, not quite. While you are hiring a professional to do the work for you, there are still a few steps for you to do. While it may vary from one development firm to the next, this chapter describes the typical development process and how you fit into it.
There will be some upfront deposit that is necessary before development begins. Make sure to handle this promptly to avoid delays in starting production. Your site won’t get scheduled on a developers’ production schedule until this initial deposit is received. This means other projects that make their deposit before yours have an opportunity to move ahead of you in the queue.
There’s no arguing that having a website for your business is a must. However, these days there are so many do-it-yourself website creation sites out there that many feel there’s no need to hire a professional. Now while there might be a small fraction of people out there who can do just fine with a homemade site, most people who are running a business for profit will benefit immensely by having a professional do it for them.
If your business is B2C or B2B, the photographs on your website have the power to make an impactful first impression for your brand. Photography is important for your brand, whether it’s aesthetics tailored to your targeted audience, or high-quality pictures of your products. It could be the reason a visitor decides to stay on or leave your website, or decides to contact you for a consultation, or purchase a product. Good photography is essential to any business and will increase engagement of website and social media visitors.
Check out ten statistics that prove why you need the right photography for your website:
NetSource’s web design team is proud to launch a new website for Alvarez Truck Brokers of Florida, Inc. Since 1974, Alvarez Truck Brokers has been proudly serving partners and customers in Ocala, Florida.
The NetSource Technologies expert design team strikes again! Recently, our team launched Triple Crown Homes’ new and improved website. Triple Crown Homes builds brand new homes with high quality construction and a good warranty while keeping a high reputation of care for home buyers. Each home is built with passion and great attention to detail.
If you have determined your website is due for a redesign, now is the time to start setting your goals for it. Before you think about color schemes, visual eye candy, or even a budget, determining what your website goals are will help guide all other aspects of the planning and design of the site. Yes, even before determining your budget, you should set your goals. Then based on your budget, you can scale your goals accordingly.
I speak to a lot of business owners about their websites. There is a surprising variety of goals that I hear from these business owners as to what they are seeking. While I’m no fan of design by committee, I do see that most of the best goal setting for a website redesign comes from a company where multiple staff or department heads are consulted. Different departments have different vantage points on the business and thus can see different needs that may not be obvious to others – even the business owner.
To give you a head start on ideas for your goals, I’ll give you a peak into some of the most common goals I’ve heard from clients during my 17 years with NetSource: […]
While the age of a website is a good indicator of whether it is time for it to be redesigned, in truth there are more indicators to consider. Like us humans, some websites age better than others. You can be 100 years old and still run a marathon (it’s very rare, but it’s been done) or 20 years old and an out of shape couch potato (probably not as rare, unfortunately). A well designed site from a reputable development company can have a much longer and more productive lifespan than a poorly designed website. That said, you should do a health report on your website each year to make sure it is still performing at it’s best for you.
ESPN Pensacola sports broadcast journalist Toni Reed just launched her new website with the help of the NetSource Technologies expert design team. The new site, www.thetonireed.com, is the most effective platform where Toni can share her online content, post live videos and interviews, write blog posts, and keep her audience updated on all of the sports teams and activities. […]
The American Advertising Awards 2017 were held at the Blue Gill in Gainesville, FL on February 24. The ADDYS are the nation’s largest advertising competition, with members ranging from advertising agencies, TV/Radio stations, print publications, small businesses, non-profits and more. Every year, NetSource Technologies participates in the annual awards.
NetSource has brought home multiple ADDY awards for their success in professional web design from the American Advertising Federation (AAF). For 2017, NetSource gained 4 more Silver ADDY awards for their unique and responsive designs. […]
The NetSource design team is proud to announce the launch of www.nationalitpa.com, the redesigned website for the volunteer organization dedicated to serving the public on behalf of telecommunications companies and home to the ITPA National Office & Museum in Hinesville, GA. […]
Everyone knows what bad design looks like. I know what you’re thinking: If everyone knows what bad design looks like, then why do people still think animated flaming skulls on websites are a good idea? […]
The world we know today is one of digital dominance, and the average amount of time spent online increases every year. People have become more interested in online shopping because they think they can get better deals online and won’t have to shop in crowded malls or stores. According to nchannel.com, 64% of people think customer experience is more important than price and 65% of people have cut ties over a single poor experience.
Numerous factors are taken into account when discussing customer experience and the most important factor of customer experience is website design. Your website’s design determines how a customer feels and interacts with your brand.
So how do you know if your business has poor website design? Here are the top 4 warning signs that your web design needs improvement: