Last week, our New York team had the great pleasure of getting out of the office for the day, and venturing to this year’s Propelify Innovation Festival in beautiful Hoboken, NJ.
Often web design trends seem to fall out as quickly as they’ve arrived. But sometimes, design elements come along that immediately feel timeless. Right now, we’re really liking sites with dynamic animation, a fun interactive element, and intuitive user experience. Check out some of our highlights.
For example, we think of mobile devices as mobile, but 75% of searches on mobile phones are performed while a user is at home. The parameters of responsive web design are always changing, because behaviors are constantly changing, too.
New devices arrive on the market every year, so we must adjust to new sizes and aspect ratios, and the user behaviors these devices will inevitably form. Ensuring your site looks and feels its best across popular screens is paramount to the success of your online business. Focusing on these three C’s can get you there:
Page load time is obviously an enormous part of any website’s user experience. A site developer that prioritizes slick functionality, animation, or large images also has to consider what these features are doing to the site’s speed.
You might be surprised to learn just how much of a difference even a couple seconds can make, particularly on our ubiquitous mobile devices. Visiting popular sites that perform well has greatly reduced the patience of the average mobile web user, down to about three seconds.
Our clients come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s nothing we love more than bringing their particular vision to life on the web. Here are two sites we’ve relaunched this year, featuring modern design updates and custom functionality.
Visitors on your site should feel like friends in your home. Your users want to feel respected, comfortable and secure; in turn, you should be accommodating and trustworthy.
Quick load times, well-organized info, and great functionality in general is undeniably important to the strength of your online business. But these days, a sense of empathy and transparency feels equally as vital: Privacy policies that are easy to understand and don’t feel invasive; inquiries with a clear purpose and mutual benefits.
Have you ever Googled your business without using your business name? Like, if your business is Jane Motorcycles, just searching for motorcycles. Try it out, and in Incognito mode, so your search history isn’t factored in. Is it easy for you to find yourself?
You’ve set up shop online, and your loyal customers have begun interacting with your brand and your products in new and exciting ways. You’re communicative and personable, and your policies are reasonable.
You’re you, online.
So how to explain your lackluster stats? High bail rates, low conversions, and single item transactions are usually the product of a website struggling in one of three categories: Functionality, Design, and User Experience.
More than ever, people are using their mobile devices to browse, shop, and socialize. Mobile users now expect a site to give them what they want: effortless navigation, unobtrusive design, and the ability to complete tasks with the same rate of success. This desire is changing what it means to be online.
The Net Theory team is at the cutting edge of mobile design. Here’s what we do to build the best possible sites for our clients: