With sweat and tears, you managed to build up your business and now it’s the time to create an online presence. The last thing you want is to have a broken website, that will drive away potential customers and leave a bad first impression for your brand. Websites are never static. They are a living, dynamic entity, with moving parts and interactive experiences. Whether you already have a website and looking to redesign or simply creating a new one, doing your homework before you embark on this creative journey will save you a lot of frustration and headaches. We will talk about 10 common mistakes to avoid when you design your website.
In 2015 three friends decided to join forces and create the agency that is established and well known today as BLEND Digital. Fast forward 5 years later we are servicing clients from all over the world and winning awards and recognition non-stop.
For about 2 years now, I haven't made any design predictions on future trends in web design. The main reason is that personally I did not notice any drastic trends emerging. Instead, the last two years had lots of similarities between them with very slow differences. This year, I’m bringing re-enforcement's by also sharing what our design team thinks will trend in the new year.
If you are a start-up owner or someone whose business survived this long without a website and wondering if you need one, I will save you some time.
And it is finally here!! Anyone in the industry will know how much of a challenge it is to get around and design and build your new agency website. Technologies and trends evolve rapidly and ideally your website as a digital agency should go along with what’s current. This should reflect your skills, creativity, brand positioning and make you stand out. But one of the challenges is managing to find the time and resources to do this before you change your mind on your initial concept. It is a project where you would like to consider that the sky is the limit, and you expect to do your most creative work without anyone holding you back. But as it turns out, you yourself ends up becoming your most demanding client.
I am sure all of us have encountered at some point a 404 page and most of the times an ugly default server error message that stress you out as if you did something wrong!
We now live in the Information Age, a period in human history that emerged from the Digital Revolution of the late 20th century. The rapid stream of oversaturated information thrown at us from multiple sources created unpredictable consumers with a short attention span. Merely 3 to 5 seconds. This is how much Brands have in their disposal to engage with their consumers. And this is where User Experience design comes in to provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. So, how do we blend UX design on mobile apps?
Contact pages are usually of the lowest priority when it comes to web design. That is totally wrong! The website contact page is one of the most important and most visited pages on a website. Take yourself for example; how many times have you visited a company’s contact page to view their location or get their telephone or email address?
Design trends in 2018 Time again for my annual design predictions of what we can expect next year, in 2018! As per my last year’s post, this is not necessarily backed-up on any special research for an accurate prediction. But mainly what I personally expect will become bigger and what I would love to see trending during 2018… or at least from the BLEND design team! So, here are my 2018 Digital Design predictions:
Wireframes serve as the backbone of any digital product, from websites to mobile apps and other software applications. This can push the overall quality of the entire project higher. With this article we explain in more detail about the importance of wireframes in web design before the complete final design. Furthermore, it demonstrates why designing a wireframe at the early stages of web design. This is more important and central to our creative process here at BLEND, an agency specializing in web design in Cyprus.