Design for simple websites

Website design styles run the spectrum from far too little effort to way too much! There are many things to consider when building a website. What is the primary function? What do I want people to do when they visit? These are two of the more common questions that web developers and designers will ask during an initial meeting. But, we think you should also look down the road a bit. Who is going to maintain this site once it’s done? How much will monthly maintenance cost me? Can I do it myself?


In the world of Boise web designers, you’ll find prices anywhere from $500 to $50,000 depending on your budget and your needs. Simple web designs that are easy for visitors to navigate will help you convert more business. Often, we hear people say, “we are really looking for something custom”. When we hear that, what we’re thinking is, “we are really looking for something expensive and hard to maintain”. The more custom work involved, the more reliant you become on someone else to maintain your site. Not necessarily bad, but something not to be forgotten and overlooked.


What makes a site simple…great question! Fast loading, simple navigation, easy to understand organization while providing a great user experience. Doesn’t sound too bad! Think about the “simplest” of all sites, Google. You have one obvious option (there are many others, but they aren’t obvious in our opinion) and that is to search for something. Compare that to Bing and Yahoo and you’ll see a big difference in design. The latter two sites are far more information intensive, especially Yahoo. You can quickly get caught up in the news of the day when you simply needed a recipe for risotto!

Simple websites should be a critical part of any company’s business model. Very few companies we know of can thrive without have some sort of online presence, whether it’s to act as a gallery or support information site or as a lead generation site. Keep is easy for your visitors and make it simple to do business with you.

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