Simple Web Designs
The 225 Water Street Creative Arts website has been a work in progress, for almost 2 years.
What was I thinking when I decided to dump the original design and redesign the entire website?
A survey was created that asked my clients, and lovely followers, about their opinions of 225 Water Street Creative Arts website. What an eye-opener. How arrogant I have been to think that everyone surfs the web like I do. They don’t!
So, I decided to stop the insanity and get back to the basics of functional and simple web design. It’s so much easier to create, design, optimize and update. It feels like I Feng Shui-ed my house.
If you’re working on a website redesign or have contemplated creating a new website…think simple! One of the most successful websites on the planet is Google…white background, search box and a few links. What more do you need?
Think really hard about your web habits.
Do you read all of the text? I don’t, unless I’m specifically looking for something.
Do you click on images? I do and it bother’s me if they don’t link to anything.
We never know what another person is thinking! Best advice…dumb down and go for simple. Write what you know, become an constant creator that leads you to become an expert at something. People trust that…quit worrying about selling them something. If they trust you, they will buy from you. I work that way, don’t you?
Use clean backgrounds, with well written content and lots of images. NO FEAR, this isn’t rocket science! (Keywords, meta tags, AdSense, AdWords and search engine optimization are necessary evils beyond the basics of web design but that’s another day.) It’s not as hard or expensive as you may think. Start by creating an outline of what you think you want. Then find someone that you can trust to help you create your vision.
A few of my newest web designs are as simple as I could possibly create them. Check them out, if you’re curious to see my rendition of simple. Feedback is always welcomed! (Some of you may be wondering…does this girl sleep?) Yes. I love sleeping…I’ve been told that I snore. I still don’t believe that.
Just a note…winter appears to be back in Minnesota. Global warming? I don’t think so.
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