When a business has an outdated, unattractive or difficult website, this can have a massive impact on its success. Your visitors want to see a site that looks great, gives them a pleasant user experience and makes it easy for them to find what they are looking for, otherwise they will simply click off and go to one of your many competitors instead.
If your business or ecommerce website design includes any of the following elements, it’s time for a rethink.
Infinite scrolling. This can be great for sites which are constantly updated with user content, such as Twitter, but for most business websites, separate pages are better for organising information into easy-to-find chunks, providing a better user experience.
Unnecessary clutter. Let the page design breathe with some areas of space, rather than filling every available gap. A cluttered web design will simply confuse users, putting them off.
Slow loading times. This is probably the number one issue that will drive visitors away from your site, causing them to become frustrated and making them much less likely to return in the future. A more streamlined web design with fewer unnecessary elements will aid loading times.
Making visitors log in. Some ecommerce sites require users to create an account before they can make a purchase, and some websites even make users sign up to browse any of the site’s content. However, this can be a huge mistake that will deter users from sticking around – most people will simply go to another site where they don’t have to bother creating an entire account just to read some information.
If you decide it’s time to spring clean your site and give it an overhaul, or even if you need a completely new site designing and building from scratch, our team of North East web designers can help you.