This last week was a pretty cool week for Misterek Web Design. SPOILER ALERT: I (Chris) was featured in an ad in New York Times square as a top rated web design freelancer by a company I use to find projects called Upwork.
Do I need a website redesign?
Something’s better than nothing. You’ve heard that right? And for a time maybe that’s true. But, there comes a point that every company has to ask itself if they’re getting everything they can from their website. A website redesign can be an exciting journey. It’s a possibility to get more leads, reach more people and ultimately help a business get to that next level they’ve been striving for.
I’ve had the privilege of walking organizations through the process of going from the old to the new. Through my experience I’ve seen a few telltale signs pop up that indicate it’s time to start the process. So, without further adieu, here are 7 signs you need a website redesign:
Nothing Beats Free Stock Photos!
And, nothing increases the appeal of your website like great images. In fact, weak photos can literally sink what could have been a great design. But, images can get expensive. That is…if you do it the legal way. And, trust me you don’t want to put up some photo you jacked off the internet only to get a cease and desist notice in the mail 2 weeks later from the photos original owner. So, in this post we’re going to talk about some resources with free stock photos for you to use.
Here’s a list of some the sites I’ve found and methods I use when I’m looking for a great picture that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Web Design Mistakes
You can feel it, right? You visit a website, and right off the bat something just isn’t right. And while you just can’t put your finger on it you know you won’t last longer than the industry standard 5 seconds before you click X, ALT F4 or the get the heck outta here button. In this post we’re going to talk about some common web design mistakes a lot of businesses make and how to avoid them.
It’s not difficult to find pretty websites out on the web. In fact, we’re all flooded with them on a daily basis. But, what is rare is to find a site that not only succeeds in form but also in function.
As a web designer, my role is not only to make a site look good. No…my passion is to make a site successful. But, believe it or not just having a site that doesn’t crash all the time is not the end goal.
No the goal is for your site do exactly what you want it to. Here’s the top 5 web design mistakes I see businesses making when building there websites.
What’s in a name? I’ve recently put some thought into that. For over a year now I’ve helped clients all over the world build, refine, fix and launch websites with my web design business. It’s been an exciting time. Sometimes scary, tough, nerve racking but for the most part amazing.
In the course of figuring out who I am as a web designer and what I want my web design business to represent I’ve had to really put some thought into things I glanced over or ignored completely concerning other companies. Things like:
- What are my core competencies?
- What do people think when they see my logo?
- What do I want to be known for?
- What do I NOT want to be known for?