Resources - Web Design
Web design plays a vital and complementary role to SEO, so
when you have finished checking out our website, please take
a moment to check out this list of resources. The web design
resources listed on this page will not only help the look
of your site, but the conversion rate and usability as well.
- Designers Directory - World's leading designers and
design companies. Professional services to market your business.
Get a free design quote for your project. Apply for the web
design awards today.
Design for Designers - site dedicated to graphic design
and the creative aspects of web design.
Pages That Suck - premier web design site where one can
learn good web design by looking at bad web design. Very entertaining.
Directory - web design and development directory.
Designers Directory - offers a huge directory of web designers
and web design companies.
When speaking of web design trends, it would be remiss not
to mention one of the industry's foremost award sites at Webby
Awards. The Webby Awards site touts itself as the "Oscars
of the Internet". From this website, we can gather much
information concerning the most recent trends in web design.
Web design is what engages visitors, encourages them to move
about the site, delivers the content they are seeking and
encourages them to take action of some sorts whether it is
buying a product or signing up for a newsletter. Great web
design should never be underestimated when it comes to converting
visitors to customers. Most customers equate a quality visual
presentation with quality products and quality services.
If a company does not care enough to have a quality design,
what makes anyone think they care about their products or
you, the customer?
There are six categories in which all sites are judged when
competing for a Webby: content, structure and navigation,
visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.
It may seem strange to some that content is king when judging
web design, but business owners are quite aware that great
design with no content is like an empty shell. It will be
appreciated for a small while then it will be thrown back
into the ocean. Flash without substance is not what keep visitors
on your website.
Web design needs to be integrated with the content in the
most compelling manor possible. The focus of great design
is to show off the businesses' services or products and not
simply to show off the expertise of the designer.
With this in mind, it would be helpful for many web designers
to check out the award sites and analyze why the top sites
are receiving the awards and accolades. Armed with this knowledge,
web designers will be able to take steps to improve their
own work for the benefit of themselves and their clients.