The happiest holidays for most business owners involve record sales. Even if you don’t sell online, it’s important to optimize your web presence before the holiday season. Research shows 64 percent of shoppers that plan to buy from brick-and-mortar stores still research products online before they decide where to spend their holiday dollars. Here’s how to prepare for the best holiday season ever.
Steve Troughton-Smith, an iPhone software programmer, recently leaked the details of Apple’s next three iPhone series – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X on Twitter. Shortly after, Apple confirmed the roll out of iPhone X, calling it “the biggest leap since the original iPhone.” Although the finer details are still shrouded in secret, iPhone X will have facial recognition capabilities, a corner-to-corner touch screen, and a super retina display. Here’s what the newest iPhone could mean for mobile website design.
There’s a saying in fashion that “everything old is new again.” Acid wash jeans, overalls, and bell sleeves all ebb and flow in popularity. It seems we recycle the same trends, over and over again. And it seems that the practice of web design has been around long enough to follow suit.
Cinemagraphs are moving images, similar to GIFs or “living photos.” They have become a popular element in modern website designs, because they create movement and depth on a page without distracting the website visitor from the primary message. If you’re looking for a way to update your website this year, consider adding a cinemagraph to your homepage.
Every business needs a website – plain and simple. Without a digital footprint in 2017, your company likely isn’t generating the leads and impressions it needs to sustain customers for the long haul. And if you’re starting a new entity, creating a site should be your top priority.
It might seem like you redesigned your website yesterday. But with the speed of innovation in web design and development, completing a new site two years ago now might look two decades old.
In planning your website renovation for 2017, it’s imperative to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ when it comes to layout and design. We at SteerPoint have kept a close eye out on many industry trends from the past few months and felt it would be wise to impart what we learned to our audience.
Your website is the epicenter of your online presence. Without a good design and some excellent content, it’s impossible to stand out from your competitors. Design trends are always changing – something that worked in the past may not be the best bet for a new year. Utilize these web design points to stand out from the crowd in 2017.
There’s a countless number of build-your-own-website businesses out there. You can choose from pre-made templates with standard themes and insert your information and images where you want them – and you can have all this for free. In most cases, you have at least a degree of control over fonts and colors, but most users simply leave things as they are in the example. They’re wildly convenient and relatively cheap, so we should all use them, right?
Everyone knows the proverbial importance of a good first impression. People can take just seconds to decide how they feel about people as well as businesses and products. This is why good web design is so important. Your site is likely the first thing new customers will see, and it will be the base for their opinions of your company.