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27 Jun 2023

Essential tips for an effective website.

Your website needs to look and perform well to draw in visitors. By not having one, you are missing a beat, and doing it well is like having a superpower for your business.

It's not just about having any old website; it's about having a well-designed, responsive and SEO-friendly website that stands out from the crowd. So how do we do it? Easy – here are some tips to make your website look fabulous and attract more visitors.

First Impressions: Your Digital Makeover - Imagine your website is your business' virtual storefront. When people visit, you want them to say, "wow, this place looks awesome!" A well-designed website (with the right voice) creates a positive first impression, just like a stylish makeover. Choose colours, fonts, your brand voice, and graphics that match your brand personality and make your visitors feel right at home.

User Experience: Easy Breezy Navigation - Have you ever visited a website that made you want to throw your computer out the window? Yeah, we don't want that for your visitors! A user-friendly website is like a well-organised store where customers can find what they need without getting lost. Keep your design simple, uncluttered, and consistent throughout. Make it easy for people to navigate and find the information they're looking for, because nobody wants to play hide-and-seek on your website.

Look Good on Any Device: The Shape-Shifting Website - Picture this. Someone pulls out their smartphone, another person grabs their tablet, and someone else uses a fancy laptop. Your website needs to adapt to any screen size. It's called responsiveness. If you are not using a custom-built website, choose a responsive design or theme as your website will automatically adjust its layout to fit any device. No more squinting or awkward scrolling!

Colours and Fonts: A Splash of Awesomeness - Colours and fonts – they add that extra oomph! Choose colours that reflect your brand's personality (or better yet follow your brand guidelines) and create a pleasant visual experience. Stick to a limited colour palette to avoid a chaotic mess. As for fonts, keep it simple and use no more than two or three throughout your website. You want your text to be legible and easy on the eyes.

The Need for Speed: Flash-like Loading Times - People want information in a snap! Optimising your website for speed is like teleporting visitors to the information they crave. Compress large images, minify code (it's like tidying up behind the scenes), and use tools like Google Page Speed Insights to identify areas for improvement. Speedy websites make everyone happy!

SEO: The Magical Secret to Being Found - SEO - it is a way to make your website more visible to search engines like Google. Think of it as a treasure map – the more clues you leave, the easier it is for search engines to find your website. Use relevant keywords in your content, optimise your images with descriptive alt tags, and create engaging meta descriptions. This way, people searching for what you offer will find you faster.

These are a great starting point. By following these tips, you can create a website that looks great, engages visitors, and gets noticed by search engines. Remember, keep it simple, responsive, and user-friendly… and if it all seems a bit much, we are always happy to help here at Naked!

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