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The Do's and Don'ts of Web Design

Updated: Apr 14, 2020




Host: Bryan Fittin & Loren Lewis Guest: Brad Alexander

On this episode Bryan and Loren are joined by Brad Alexander to talk about the do’s and don’ts of website design.


[00:01:05] - Subject of the episode: Website Design


[00:01:48] - What are you obsessed with this week?

Brad - Tee Rex Bryan - Joker Movie Loren - Madam Secretary, tv show on CBS


[00:09:15] - Background of Storybrand certification


[00:13:10] - Tips on how to build or refine a great website

- your website needs to exist. You need to have one - your website needs to separate you from the others - strong homepage that communicates what you offer/what you do


[00:17:47] - Top pet peeves for websites

- scrolling carousel - things that look like written letters as opposed to scannable content - overuse of animation - stock photos instead of real photos - everything in the menubar, put the bulk at the bottom - basic graphic design, don’t use 7 fonts, etc.


[00:22:30] - What should always avoid on your website - talking about yourself too much at the beginning


[00:24:43] - What should young businesses do when launching their website

- have a homepage that is a sales page for your business - some sort of an about page - blog pages, service offerings on separate pages


[00:28:32] - What advice would you give to established business websites

- are you comfortable with your growth, if yes don’t change - whatever is in your website needs to reflect what’s in your sales collateral.


[00:33:02] - Advice for people looking to change a website or branding - if it’s something you know you can’t handle yourself, wrap your head around spending $4500 - $5000 to have someone design it


[00:36:50] - Rapid Fire Questions


Quotes from the Episode:


“When people interact with websites they expect excellent user experience, if you fail to satisfy their needs they’ll simply move to your competition which might just be a click away. That’s why with every design decision you should think what’s best for the visitor and try to make the experience as pleasant as possible.” [00:16:04]


“The design needs to inform what we are trying to help people accomplish beside just brag or look good.” [00:17:00]


“A website is a good anchor piece to revisit that can then inform the rest of the stuff that comes out of it because it is the biggest digital presence you will have.” [00:29:46]


Links:

Tee Rex - https://www.teerextoys.com StoryBrand - https://storybrand.com Clear Message Marketing - https://clearmessagemarketing.com


Social Media:

Bryan Fittin https://www.instagram.com/heybryanhey/

Loren Lewis https://www.instagram.com/thislovelylewislife/

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