When Should I Redesign
There are many reasons you may need to
redesign your website ranging from graphic design, HTML coding,
Web Forms, and programming. Below we will discuss typical signs
that indicate its time to redesign.
My Website's Not Cross Browser Friendly
Sometimes people utilize a web design
service only to find there website looks totally disfigured on
various browsers (Internet Explorer, Fox, Netscape, etc.). Sometimes
cross browser issues aren’t seen right away, but as browser's
upgrade there software the results are quite visual. These cross
browser issues range from slight graphic design defects to major
visual and functional problems for your visitors. If you encounter
these types design issues, it's a good indication that a website
redesign is needed.
working with a web designer, it is to your advantage to test
there work on various platforms (Mac/Windows) and browsers (Internet
Explorer, Fire Fox, Netscape, etc.) to insure your designer is "up
to code". Good webmasters use
compliant code whenever applicable.
I Need A New Look!
As time goes by, the great looking website you've had for 5 years
may not be in fashion with the current times; if this is the case
you may want to consider a redesign of your website. There’s a
chance a good web designer may be able to improve the aesthetics
of your current design however in many cases a total web design
revamp would be more logical, and cost effective.
The Navigation Has Become Confusing
As websites grow, so does the visual hierarchy of links. Your
site may have started with only a few web pages and now you realize
you have so many links that it's hard for visitors to navigate
through all your content. An overgrown or scattered link structure
is a good reason to redesign your existing site. Below are some
solutions to interface design:
- Drop Down Menus
- Collapsible Navigation
- Dynamic Flash Menus
- Good Hierarchy Layout
- Site Map
your site "just for looks" is definitely not the best move. There
could be existing elements that are working with your current
website that you may wish to consider incorporating into the
new design. Thinking about your visitors and search
engine friendly web pages is also crucial. You should analyze your web
statistics to find out which pages are most popular, helpful to visitors,
and required so that you can include them into your website redesign.