If you're in the process of looking for a Cincinnati web design professional because you're planning to launch a new site or redesign your existing site in 2018, here are the most important trends you'll want to discuss during your consultation:
1. Prioritizing Mobile
Over the last few years, online consumer behavior has continued shifting to mobile devices. Many websites have now reached the point where they get more mobile visitors than people using a desktop or laptop. Google has also started including mobile compatibility in their ranking algorithm. This shift is why mobile needs to be much more than an afterthought. Instead, it should be a starting point for a new web design project.
2. Leading with Typography
Since so many people are using smaller screens and slower mobile connections to browse the web, you don't want a site with lots of large elements that take a long time to load. At the same time, you want a site that looks great and reflects your brand. This is where typography can be very helpful. By using typography as a central design element, it's possible to create a site that always loads quickly and looks great on screens of any size.
3. Emphasizing Content
Your business should definitely have a website that looks great. But simply having a nice site isn't enough to bring in new customers for your business. Using your website as a customer acquisition tool also requires great content. Having great content on your site will help your site rank well in Google. It will also give visitors a reason to take action.
One thing to keep in mind is because there's so much competition online, simply publishing content is no longer enough. This content also needs to be promoted and marketed. Making these actions as seamless as possible is why WordPress development services are so useful. When your site is built on this content management system (CMS), you'll be in the best position to manage the creation and promotion of content.
4. Centered Around Conversions
For every 100 people who come to your website, the best case scenario is that 5 to 10 are actually ready to buy. An important part of web development Cincinnati services is removing any friction from the buying process. Just keep in mind that what's equally important but easy to overlook is trying to connect with the 90 to 95 people who aren't ready to buy. A great strategy for that is giving people a reason to sign up for your email list. Professional WordPress development services can ensure that your site has all the features needed to maximize email signups.
If you want to discuss these topics in detail and how they relate to your Cincinnati web design needs, call us now at 513-399-6025.