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Website design

 

Website Design Silo AmarilloWhen looking at web design what should I consider first?

 

In web design you need to insure the site is doing what you want it to do. Your site should reflect your company in the best way possible. Some things to consider;

 

  • Brochure site is made for people to see your products or services.
  • SEO Site is made for ranking high in the Google search pages.
  • Mobile site targets the NEW modern way to access your site.
  • Desktop design made for users that are on desktop computers.
  • eCommerce site is designed to sell products or services online.
  • Community structure is designed to give a place to talk and have feedback on topics of interest.

 

How does desktop web design differ from mobile web design?

 

A desktop design can give more graphics to a user because it does not have speed restrictions as much as a mobile site does. Desktop design has the benefit of a larger area to be more creative. Typical desktops have a faster connection and can download content faster that a mobile device giving the designer the ability to put more and a heavier code on the site. Bringing a better experience to the users.

 

How tough is SEO and getting Google rankings?

 

I like to tell clients that SEO is like climbing a ladder. The scale of SEO is gauged in competition for the keywords you are wanting to rank for. The more people that want the same term makes the ladder tall and the climb harder. Developing your site is the cornerstone of your web presents. If your structure is not a sound structure, the SEO foundation will not withstand the scrutiny of indexing bots.

 

What is website design architecture?

 

Website structure is the single most important feature of your website. If your structure is not sound, your information has a lower chance of ranking. It is how your pages are put together. How many topics are you covering? Does your topics include enough information to insure your viewers get what they are looking for.

 

Does the speed of my site affect my rankings?

 

Google has dedicated a vast majority of its efforts to speed. They want a mobile device on a 3G network to be able to download your page in less than 3 seconds. Google developed a new area called “AMP” pages. This stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages. Design with speed in mind. The standards required to be considered and AMP page is brutal for most website owners.

 

How do I choose the graphics for my website?

 

The larger the graphic the larger the download for the device you are trying to get it to download. Desktops can download much faster than mobile devices for the most part. The design between Desktop and Mobile may differ to help the size of downloads for each device.

 

Can I use Google images for my website?

 

Google images are a list of images to satisfy a search term. The images found on a Google search are not free to use. Google takes copyright violations VERY serious. If you did not take the photo don’t use it. At times you can contact the owner and ask permission to use a photo but the permission needs to be in writing.

 

Website design for desktops

 

How important is website design for desktops?

 

Website design for desktops will determine what the rest of the website looks like. How it acts and functions. If it has a poor design then the user experience will suffer and you will start to see drop offs on your site. If someone drops off your site for user experience it is highly unlikely they ever come back to the site.

 

Is web design for desktops enough?

 

NO, designing for just one medium is suicide in today's world. Your site should be viewed by as many devices as possible to satisfy the device of your next potential client. If you don’t design for one type of device it is like saying “You can’t come into my business because you use an iPhone”. You just lost a potential customer.

 

What is the most important desktop considerations?

 

Google ranks the qualifications of how to rank a page. The higher on the ladder you want to go the more restrictions you will run into. One of the highest considerations is speed, organization (not on the page, in the structure), user experience and so on.

 

Can I have the colors I like on the design?

 

You can have any color you wish on the design. However you may want to consult a professional, the color of a website may determine if your users stay or how long they stay. If your website is hard to read then your visitors will stay shorter periods of time. We want the best experience possible for your visitors and we want them to return and share your information with others.

 

How can I speed up the load time for my desktop website?

 

Yes you can. There is a lot of thing you can employ to get a fast download time. Each of these things should be gone over with your webmaster to insure you are getting the BEST bang for your buck.

 

Website design for mobile

 

How important is it to have a mobile designed website?

 

47% of the internet is accessed by mobile devices. If you don’t cater to mobile and tablets it is like you are excluding them from your site. You can view your site from a mobile device but if it is hard to navigate or look around why would they stay?

 

Can I have the same photos on the mobile website?

 

Photos are the lodestones of the internet. There is a delicate balance between too much graphics and just enough graphics. If you use the same photo no your mobile site that you use on your desktop site, it will be too big of a photo and download for the device. This is where most people see the spinning wheel of death if they are one a mobile network unless they are on a WIFI connection.

 

What is the most important mobile design considerations?

 

Speed Speed Speed. Getting your information to your potential clients in such a manner that they do not have to wait for more than 3 seconds for it.

 

Why is speed so important with a mobile website design?

 

Statistics show that if someone has to wait more than 3 seconds for a page to load they will click off your site. Also it is an extreme low probability that they will return.

 

Does data plans affect my mobile design and why?

 

Most people have a limit of data per month for your mobile devices. If you site eats too far into that data plan, just for preservation, they will leave your site and not come back.

 

Architecture for website design

 

What are content hubs?

 

Content hubs are pages that are grouped together that are on the same topic. It may be as simple as having a site about ducks and the subpages are about Mallard Ducks, Spoonbill Ducks and Wood Ducks. The collection of the duck are a content hub. Some refer to content hubs as silos.

 

What is authority?

 

On your site if you have a page about Ducks you have a small amount of authority in Google's eyes. But if you site has a content hub or silo of Ducks, Mallard Ducks, Wood Ducks, Spoonbill Ducks, Feeding of Ducks, Breeding of Ducks etc. Google sees you as having more authority on the subject of ducks.

 

What is Google juice?

 

Google determines the value of page through many factors, one of the factors most thought about is liks to the page. There are two types of links. Off site links and On site links. The On site links are the ones we are talking about. Google looks at the flow of your website and the ease to get to specific content on your site. The flow of links followed is referred to as Google Juice or Link Juice.

 

Do the type of links matter?

 

There is a white hat linking structure and a black hat linking structure. The black hat linking structure is to buy links from other people that have set up sites that squeak by on what Google views at a legitimate site. When Google finds out about theses link structures they issue a penalty on the site that is the recipient of the links. White hat is building backlinks in a manner that is conducive to legitimate effort. Such as if a company likes your product or a friend likes your content, you request that they link to your site from theirs.

 

Why can’t I just have one of those cool single page scrolling websites?

 

The placement of information in an indexable logical structure is primary to building a good website. A single page website has a slower load speed and can bog down mobile devices. The information that is looked for may be at the bottom of a very long scrolling page and the visitor will become frustrated with looking for what they need.

 

Speed for website design

 

What is the suggested speed of a desktop design?

 

100K at 3 - 5 second load time.

 

What is the suggested speed of a mobile design?

 

50K at a 3 second load time.

 

What are the speed factors for a website?

 

Ranking determinations for each type of website varies when you are talking about SEO. The basic Bear joke comes into play. You only have to be better than your competition to win the race. Speed is a huge factor in the SEO race.

 

What is the biggest slowdown in speed for a website?

 

Photos and the amount of photos put on a given page. The next would be bulky coding that has to load external payloads or even multiple payloads.

 

Graphics for website design

 

What are flat graphics ?

 

Flat graphics and non beveled, no drop shadow graphics that can be reduced in palette size to 4 - 8 colors for optimization. The smaller the palette.

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Website design

 

Website Design Silo AmarilloWhen looking at web design what should I consider first?

 

In web design you need to insure the site is doing what you want it to do. Your site should reflect your company in the best way possible. Some things to consider;

 

  • Brochure site is made for people to see your products or services.
  • SEO Site is made for ranking high in the Google search pages.
  • Mobile site targets the NEW modern way to access your site.
  • Desktop design made for users that are on desktop computers.
  • eCommerce site is designed to sell products or services online.
  • Community structure is designed to give a place to talk and have feedback on topics of interest.

 

How does desktop web design differ from mobile web design?

 

A desktop design can give more graphics to a user because it does not have speed restrictions as much as a mobile site does. Desktop design has the benefit of a larger area to be more creative. Typical desktops have a faster connection and can download content faster that a mobile device giving the designer the ability to put more and a heavier code on the site. Bringing a better experience to the users.

 

How tough is SEO and getting Google rankings?

 

I like to tell clients that SEO is like climbing a ladder. The scale of SEO is gauged in competition for the keywords you are wanting to rank for. The more people that want the same term makes the ladder tall and the climb harder. Developing your site is the cornerstone of your web presents. If your structure is not a sound structure, the SEO foundation will not withstand the scrutiny of indexing bots.

 

What is website design architecture?

 

Website structure is the single most important feature of your website. If your structure is not sound, your information has a lower chance of ranking. It is how your pages are put together. How many topics are you covering? Does your topics include enough information to insure your viewers get what they are looking for.

 

Does the speed of my site affect my rankings?

 

Google has dedicated a vast majority of its efforts to speed. They want a mobile device on a 3G network to be able to download your page in less than 3 seconds. Google developed a new area called “AMP” pages. This stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages. Design with speed in mind. The standards required to be considered and AMP page is brutal for most website owners.

 

How do I choose the graphics for my website?

 

The larger the graphic the larger the download for the device you are trying to get it to download. Desktops can download much faster than mobile devices for the most part. The design between Desktop and Mobile may differ to help the size of downloads for each device.

 

Can I use Google images for my website?

 

Google images are a list of images to satisfy a search term. The images found on a Google search are not free to use. Google takes copyright violations VERY serious. If you did not take the photo don’t use it. At times you can contact the owner and ask permission to use a photo but the permission needs to be in writing.

 

Website design for desktops

 

How important is website design for desktops?

 

Website design for desktops will determine what the rest of the website looks like. How it acts and functions. If it has a poor design then the user experience will suffer and you will start to see drop offs on your site. If someone drops off your site for user experience it is highly unlikely they ever come back to the site.

 

Is web design for desktops enough?

 

NO, designing for just one medium is suicide in today's world. Your site should be viewed by as many devices as possible to satisfy the device of your next potential client. If you don’t design for one type of device it is like saying “You can’t come into my business because you use an iPhone”. You just lost a potential customer.

 

What is the most important desktop considerations?

 

Google ranks the qualifications of how to rank a page. The higher on the ladder you want to go the more restrictions you will run into. One of the highest considerations is speed, organization (not on the page, in the structure), user experience and so on.

 

Can I have the colors I like on the design?

 

You can have any color you wish on the design. However you may want to consult a professional, the color of a website may determine if your users stay or how long they stay. If your website is hard to read then your visitors will stay shorter periods of time. We want the best experience possible for your visitors and we want them to return and share your information with others.

 

How can I speed up the load time for my desktop website?

 

Yes you can. There is a lot of thing you can employ to get a fast download time. Each of these things should be gone over with your webmaster to insure you are getting the BEST bang for your buck.

 

Website design for mobile

 

How important is it to have a mobile designed website?

 

47% of the internet is accessed by mobile devices. If you don’t cater to mobile and tablets it is like you are excluding them from your site. You can view your site from a mobile device but if it is hard to navigate or look around why would they stay?

 

Can I have the same photos on the mobile website?

 

Photos are the lodestones of the internet. There is a delicate balance between too much graphics and just enough graphics. If you use the same photo no your mobile site that you use on your desktop site, it will be too big of a photo and download for the device. This is where most people see the spinning wheel of death if they are one a mobile network unless they are on a WIFI connection.

 

What is the most important mobile design considerations?

 

Speed Speed Speed. Getting your information to your potential clients in such a manner that they do not have to wait for more than 3 seconds for it.

 

Why is speed so important with a mobile website design?

 

Statistics show that if someone has to wait more than 3 seconds for a page to load they will click off your site. Also it is an extreme low probability that they will return.

 

Does data plans affect my mobile design and why?

 

Most people have a limit of data per month for your mobile devices. If you site eats too far into that data plan, just for preservation, they will leave your site and not come back.

 

Architecture for website design

 

What are content hubs?

 

Content hubs are pages that are grouped together that are on the same topic. It may be as simple as having a site about ducks and the subpages are about Mallard Ducks, Spoonbill Ducks and Wood Ducks. The collection of the duck are a content hub. Some refer to content hubs as silos.

 

What is authority?

 

On your site if you have a page about Ducks you have a small amount of authority in Google's eyes. But if you site has a content hub or silo of Ducks, Mallard Ducks, Wood Ducks, Spoonbill Ducks, Feeding of Ducks, Breeding of Ducks etc. Google sees you as having more authority on the subject of ducks.

 

What is Google juice?

 

Google determines the value of page through many factors, one of the factors most thought about is liks to the page. There are two types of links. Off site links and On site links. The On site links are the ones we are talking about. Google looks at the flow of your website and the ease to get to specific content on your site. The flow of links followed is referred to as Google Juice or Link Juice.

 

Do the type of links matter?

 

There is a white hat linking structure and a black hat linking structure. The black hat linking structure is to buy links from other people that have set up sites that squeak by on what Google views at a legitimate site. When Google finds out about theses link structures they issue a penalty on the site that is the recipient of the links. White hat is building backlinks in a manner that is conducive to legitimate effort. Such as if a company likes your product or a friend likes your content, you request that they link to your site from theirs.

 

Why can’t I just have one of those cool single page scrolling websites?

 

The placement of information in an indexable logical structure is primary to building a good website. A single page website has a slower load speed and can bog down mobile devices. The information that is looked for may be at the bottom of a very long scrolling page and the visitor will become frustrated with looking for what they need.

 

Speed for website design

 

What is the suggested speed of a desktop design?

 

100K at 3 - 5 second load time.

 

What is the suggested speed of a mobile design?

 

50K at a 3 second load time.

 

What are the speed factors for a website?

 

Ranking determinations for each type of website varies when you are talking about SEO. The basic Bear joke comes into play. You only have to be better than your competition to win the race. Speed is a huge factor in the SEO race.

 

What is the biggest slowdown in speed for a website?

 

Photos and the amount of photos put on a given page. The next would be bulky coding that has to load external payloads or even multiple payloads.

 

Graphics for website design

 

What are flat graphics ?

 

Flat graphics and non beveled, no drop shadow graphics that can be reduced in palette size to 4 - 8 colors for optimization. The smaller the palette.

Website Design Silo Amarillo