If you have stopped by our website before you’ve probably noticed a big change. This weekend Nextfly launched our newly redesigned website! The website has been project that we have been planning for quite awhile and with a lot of collaboration and hard work, we were proud to show it off to the masses.
If you have had a website for awhile and haven’t made changes to it, it might be time to consider a website redesign for your company!
With frequent changes in technology and design, it’s important to keep up with how websites should be looking and functioning.
Here is a list of things that you might consider when thinking about redesigning your website.
1. Have a responsive design?
The way a website looks on your desktop is different than the way it will look on a smaller laptop, tablet, and mobile phone. With the increasing amount of individuals using their mobile phones to get information, now is the time to design a mobile website.
2. Can you make changes easily?
You might have a website, but do you know how to edit the information on it? Say you have an event for the company to promote, a new picture you want to feature on the homepage or a new service that you offer – can you go add that to your website without help from a web developer? If not, it might be time to consider getting your company on a Content Management System. With help of a content management system, you can upload new images and add more content pages with ease! Time to take the website into your own hands and get your web guy off of speed dial!
3. Is your site slow?
Nothing will turn a user away from your site more quickly than a website that takes awhile to load. You have up to 5 seconds for your site to load before a website user gets frustrated and leaves. So any bells and whistles such as textured backgrounds, flash animation and custom fonts added to your website have got to go!
4. Do you show up on Google?
If you head to a search engine and aren’t showing up where you’d like – it may be time for a new website to help boost your SEO and get visitors to your website from search engines! Did you know that most people will find your business through a Google search – rather than going directly to your web address? It’s true. There’s something that can be done about it with putting together a new website with fresh content! At Nextfly, we offer SEO services with the development of your new website if it is something that you are interested in.
5. Has it been awhile since you have redesigned your site?
Nextfly had a mobile-friendly design, was on a Content Management System, didn’t take awhile to load, and . So why did we feel the need to change the website?…Why not? Design trends change even FASTER than technology changes and it’s important to keep up. Our general time frame of that we advise clients is to redesign their website every 2-3 years. If you are thinking to yourself “when is the last time we designed our company website?!” and you can’t come up with year…it might be time to consider a website design overhaul.