Ok then, what’s a bad website? Have you ever been on a site that looked like a 4th grader made it? Ugly font choices, strange colors, plain links instead of pretty buttons and Flash animation? But, did you find what you were looking for? Did you get the information you were after? If so, it’s potentially a good website.
The biggest challenge for anybody who develops websites is finding the balance between form and function. We can’t say it enough: functionality is more important than looks. People will not stay on a website that is hard to use, or come back to a website that does not work. However, your website can be both functional and good looking; all it takes is proper planning and quite possibly less work than a more complex, over done layout.
Have you ever been driving down a back country road and have a deer run out in front of you? The deer just stands there staring at your headlights and he or she doesn’t know which way go. Don’t do this to your website visitors. Don’t present them with 103 choices and flashing lights, buzzers, and whistles when they land on your home page.
Your visitors may never make the choices that you want or that you assume they will. Keep each page focused and simple. Don’t make someone work to take action, it should be easy for them.
If you can determine your website functionality before designing the website, you can avoid the agonizing process of redoing your site over and over because it’s missing crucial elements. These elements can include important tools like content management, E-commerce, databases, social networking platform integration, video galleries and a whole lot more. Your goal should be clean, simple, and functional website pages that deliver the content or service the website was intended to provide.
The short answer to the original question is, “Yes, but” as in we can provide any kind of website functionality, but depending on what is needed will determine cost.
If you’re interested in learning more about our website development services services, call 614-285-7565. Contact Sigma Creative today!