Does Your Website Look Professional? – How You Can Tell

When you stumble upon one of these websites that looks outdated, does not feature high-quality images, and/or has a confusing layout, chances are that it is not designed by professionals. Many websites just do not look like high-quality, professional pages you want representing you and your brand. Fortunately, there are several aspects of web design you can easily implement into your website to improve its professional-looking qualities.    Show Source Texts

Fixing the design issue requires investing in a professional who knows how to design a professional-looking site. Unless you are a professional, making design changes on your own site can be difficult. Fortunately, if you spend some time learning some web design best practices, your website could end up looking first-class.    Show Source Texts

Creating a DIY site that looks professional enough to compete with developer-built sites can be difficult without some education. Below are some standards you should keep in mind while creating a professional-looking website. Some webmasters, however, equate having a visually stunning site as having a professionally-looking site.    Show Source Texts

The truth is, a website can be stunningly beautiful to the eyes, but still not professional to the eyes of the human. Ultimately, if your website looks unprofessional, then that makes your business look unprofessional, and that could severely hurt your reputation and your business plans. A website that does not function well on mobile makes you look unprofessional, and is likely to have lost your business by now. If the visitors coming to your website on mobile devices are having a poor experience, they are not just going to leave, but that is making you look bad.    Show Source Texts

Your company may have the best possible domain name and have huge potential, but if your site is shoddy, prospects are not likely to be engaged, and they will not stick around on your website long. If you do not want to lose the trust of your prospects as soon as they land on your site, you have to avoid including anything on your site that looks sloppy or unprofessional. By this, I am not simply saying your site needs to be visually appealing–we have all encountered many such sites; rather, this is about the first impression that your prospect makes about your website. It might be tempting to throw gaudy elements onto your website, under the assumption that it will help create a professional-looking site, but this is anything but the case.    Show Source Texts

While an interesting picture may look good on the site, it does not contribute to your sites professionalism unless it is helpful for the users. If you are trying to make a professional site, be sure that it works great on phones and other smaller screens, since being mobile-friendly has become a ranking factor for Google. All of your website visitors should be able to enjoy your professional site in the best way possible, regardless of what device they are browsing with. Now, the websites usability comes from the design side, but be sure it is a priority that you are keeping in mind, and that you are discussing with your designer.    Show Source Texts

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