Ways to keep your website design unique

Ways to keep your website design unique

Today there are many ways to create your own website from WordPress templates to all-inclusive hosting and design environments. This clutter of small business web design offerings has made it easy to throw up a web page overnight. However it’s also caused a lot of companies to look exactly the same online. It’s smart to use an online tool from a host or other vendor to create your website. The trick is not to look generic. Here are some ways to stay unique without breaking the budget on your new website design.

  • Stay away from the “most popular” templates. WordPress and others tend to push the free templates that are most popular. This will get you into trouble. A marketing firm might look just like an engineering firm online. Remember people see the form first. Look for something that is a little bit different or buy a template that you haven’t seen very often. 
  • Try not to use stock photos. Creative commons (including flickr) offers many free options for photos that are unique. Better yet, grab a photographer friend and shoot some real ones of you and your customers or product.
  • Don’t be verbose. Good websites are visual and easy to navigate. Too many times people put their “sales speel” down on the site. Read some blogs on writing good web copy before you sit down to write your copy.
  • Ask others for opinions, but only those that do creative work for a living. Many, many people think they are “good at marketing” when they really don’t have a clue. Or, pick someone who represents your target audience and ask them if a) it is easy to navigate and b) gives them the information they need.
10 Comments
  • Mick
    Posted at 06:25h, 09 May Reply

    You are right – stay clear of “popular” themes if you want a unique pro looking site. The quality is never quite there unless you do quite a bit of hacking to the theme.

  • Dizzy
    Posted at 14:57h, 09 May Reply

    This is my first time on your blog.The information i found here is very usefull and really helped me.Thanks!

  • Open Source Web Development Solutions
    Posted at 04:50h, 10 May Reply

    Responsive Design takes it a step further by adapting to any browser size, but it makes too many assumptions based on screen size. A desktop monitor and TV would be lumped into the same group, ignoring the fact that they are fundamentally different devices with different inputs (keyboard and mouse vs. remote control).

  • Ltr10 Creative
    Posted at 04:42h, 16 May Reply

    This is really great article with great content…

  • chitra
    Posted at 07:19h, 20 May Reply

    What u told is correct we should be aware of the most popular templates.so it helps to create the template which is unique.

  • Sarbjit Singh
    Posted at 16:41h, 22 May Reply

    It’s right. Templates are basic structure of website can resemble some other website if we go for online free templates.
    The content i get on this website is really helpful.

    Thanks.

  • Nathan Brook
    Posted at 07:12h, 05 June Reply

    Yes Website design and structure should reflect to our business.I have just read your article on webpages and have to say I learned a lot! Thank you so much for sharing your views.

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  • Jhon
    Posted at 11:09h, 03 July Reply

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    Posted at 05:40h, 13 October Reply

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