The Internet has changed. Websites are used differently today from a few years ago. How has it changed, and what does it mean for your website..?
Effective Website Designs for Today’s Internet
Were you expecting a full technicolour page with lots of images sliding this way and that? Sorry!
We’re very happy to build sites like that, if that’s what you want (see some of our projects here), but we strongly believe less is more – particularly on today’s Internet.
Here’s how today’s Internet is used:
People live on their social media accounts, exploring on their hand-held devices, viewing pages in portrait orientation.
If they visit your website, they do so only because the headline from one of your pages jumped out at them from their social media stream.
How does this affect your website design?
Each page on a website today must be designed with the mobile user in mind and deliver on the promise in the headline
If your website doesn’t meet your visitors’ expectations it’s not being effective – and you’re losing business.
Social media has changed the way people use the Internet. . .
. . . so the design of your website must adapt.
Abledragon has been designing and building websites since 2009 and, today, we build them for today’s users.
But if you want a flashy design, with lots of moving images, we’re happy to do that!
Although we are based in Hong Kong, we have and support customers in Australia and the UK – we are very happy to work remotely.
Why should you get a website from us?
Because we don’t sell ‘packages’. We sit down with you, discuss your requirements and work collaboratively with you to develop exactly what you need.
Here are a couple of principles we follow:
1. Mobile first
As we said at the top: today’s Internet is explored on mobile devices – so our designs are founded on a ‘mobile first’ basis.
Since 2018 Google has been crawling and indexing websites on the basis that they will be viewed on mobile, hand-held devices. They call it ‘mobile-first indexing’.
So that’s the way we design your website.
Which helps it to do well, quickly, in the search results.
2. Don’t Make Me Think!
In the overall process of website design colours, graphics and images can all be changed in the blink of an eye – simply by changing some code.
What takes longer, and will decide whether the website is successful or not, is designing the user-experience and customer-journey.
At Abledragon we focus strongly on making sure that your website provides:
- A good user-experience (meaning it loads quickly, is easy for your visitors to use and delivers on the promise)
- The smoothest and shortest customer-journey possible (meaning we get your site visitors to your conversion page as quickly and seamlessly as possible)
We capture this approach in the expression ‘Don’t make me think’.
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Fast-loading, clean, bespoke website designs
We specialise in clean, fast-loading designs and develop all our websites on WordPress – the most widely used website platform in the world (more than 34% of all websites run on WordPress).
The great thing about WordPress? There are more than 55,000 plugins that enable the integration of just about any kind of function you can think of.
Your WordPress-based website can be made to do whatever you want.
Whether you need:
- A simple brochure site
- A profitable membership site
- A thriving online shop
- Multiple languages
- An active forum site
- News pages
- Restaurant menus
- Online reservations/ordering
- Instagram integration
- Pinterest integration
- Event calendars
- . . .Pretty much anything else. . .
. . . your WordPress site can handle it.
Simply put: it’s like building something with Lego: you add the blocks you want and remove those that you don’t want.
Whatever your requirements, we’d be delighted to discuss the best way achieving them – please:
What questions do you have?
You probably have lots of questions – we understand!
Please get in touch – we will answer your questions in plain, simple English and help you to make the right decisions for your website – even if that is not to use us!
But, if you do choose to use us, we can take care of your website project from end-to-end:
- Securing domain names
- Setting up fast, secure hosting tailored to your specific needs
- Designing and building your site (including working with your graphic designers if you prefer)
- Providing technical support, security monitoring and system maintenance plans (details here)
- Providing training and consultancy on using WordPress and optimising your site – (details here)
That gives you a one-stop-shop but, of course, we will provide as much or as little as you need.
It may be helpful to see what others have to say about our service. If that would be interesting please click here.
To understand more about how our designs will help your business click here.
You will be wondering about price.
Well, unfortunately, we cannot give you a price without first having a clear understanding of what you want your website to do.
All our sites are bespoke – we don’t offer packages or use pre-made templates, so we sit down with you and discuss your individual requirements in detail.
Here’s how we approach the development (or re-development) of your website: details here.
And here’s how we approach pricing: – details here.
When you choose us as your website provider you’ll be working with a team that delivers a lot more than just a website. We pride ourselves on offering a partnership rather than just a website.
Get yourself a fast, productive, effective website
We would love to discuss your website requirements with you and and come up with a plan – please: