Meatloaf sang that “Good Girls Go To Heaven But Bad Girls Go Everywhere”. Well, to hi-jack that song title, I would say that “Good Web Design Goes To Heaven But Bad Design Goes Everywhere”.
There are plenty of examples of bad web design, just take a look at websitesthatsuck.com
Bad design usually involves:
- unsuitable or clashing colours that ignore the principles of colour wheel theory
- poor usability
- poor use of proportions
- clutter and lack of clarity
“Design is where science and art break even”. â€” Robin Mathew
An interesting quotation and I subscribe alot of truth to this. A design has to be usable, it has to be practical, it has to add value to your business. There is a scientific or logical part to your website as well as the artistic flair that is a part of the design. The design itself should be working for your business – appealing to your target audience, establishing your presence, re-enforcing your branding, helping you become memorable and helping the visitor focus on key parts of the website.
If you are looking at a re-design of your website come and talk to us about creating a design that will work for your organisation.