Three seconds doesn’t seem like a long time, but it’s the time it takes for a visitor to make up their mind about your website.

Just having a website is not enough. An amateurish website will imply that your business is not a serious one, and can tempt your potential customers to choose your competitors over you.

The top offenders when it comes to bad websites are;

  • Poor colour schemes
  • Broken links
  • Poor graphical layouts – cramped text, irrelevant images
  • Confusing navigation
  • Outdated content, typographical and grammatical errors
  • Horizontal scrolling

Is your website guilty of any of these web design sins?

Rightly or wrongly, people judge your business by your website – so it must be good! Be honest and think about what conclusion a first time visitor may form about your business.

Ask yourself these questions about your website…

  • Does it enhance your brand?
  • Is it appealing and clean?
  • Is it free of bugs and glitches?
  • Does it promote credibility?
  • Does it boast rich content?
  • Have a smooth functionality?
  • Is it compatible with popular browsers?
  • Does it have a consistent navigation area?
  • Do the design principles enhance rather than distract?
  • Is there a good balance of text/graphics/white space?

Visitors see any lack of credibility on your part as a warning, not a welcome, so avoid giving visitors an excuse to not do business with you!

Make those first three seconds count and give eSterling a call about our web design services.

  • RastaMouse28

    3 seconds does seem such a small window of opportunity, but it is true, web surfers are inpatient and with the plethora of competetion ou there, why compromise?