What Is Web Design?
Traditionally, web design is about how a website looks. It was the aesthetic of the website – the visual aspect created by the combination of design elements such as colours, fonts, and layout. This used to be designed and then presented to a developer to convert into a working website.
At The Blue Wrasse, we have our own vision for web design. Looks are important, but not as important as an approach that integrates aesthetics and functionality. What’s the point of having a fabulous-looking website that nobody can find, or a website that looks great on a device that none of its audience uses to browse the internet?
Our website designs are a response to our clients’ objectives. We are going beyond the visual. Aesthetic notions should be bound to functional directives, not viewed in isolation. Priorities should be established. Conventions should be discarded, or at least, re-evaluated. No two businesses are the same, and better online methodologies should be examined. Sometimes, a website isn’t even the best solution. In fact, it can be a poor choice for a business that hasn’t yet established its purpose. Is your business ready for a website? Talk to our team – in our up-front consultation, we’ll go over what you’re looking to achieve and help determine if a website is the best solution for you.
Scalability & Web Design
Websites need to consider scalability – this means how much they can grow and change in the future. Although any web design should be no larger or complex than necessary to reach its requirements, consideration must be given to ensure that it will be able to grow to suit new needs. From ecommerce websites to brand websites, we can help you make the right decision on platform – and implement a solution geared up to take your business in the right direction.
Implementing the right platform at the beginning is important, because changing hosting, domains, or platforms for an established website can be complicated and is better avoided whenever possible.
Robustness & Web Design
Robustness is about strength and versatility. As devices come and go and requirements for websites change, robust website solutions will endure over ones that are too narrow in their design focus. Our design process considers robustness because the landscape on which websites exist is constantly changing, yet, it is undesirable to be constantly changing your website to keep up. No static solution (a solution that is not evolving) will remain functional forever. Websites need to evolve, and follow best practises in regards to their management and upkeep as well.
Sunshine Coast Web Design Services
We work with a variety of different Australian businesses and bring a solid body of experience to our new projects. Our websites generally represent small-to-medium enterprises, organisations and sole-traders. Our approach is brand-focused, with functionality specific to suit requirements. Our clients receive excellent support customer service to assist with their online, communication, marketing and business initiatives.
- Web Design
- Web Hosting
- Ecommerce Websites
- Website Integration
- Custom Websites
- Shopify Websites
- WordPress Websites
- Email Configuration
- Domain Names
- Web Management
- Website branding
A website is a big step for a business or organisation to make. There are many methods of website production and it can be confusing to comprehend. Our role is to make it simple for you. We work with proven approaches engineered to stand up and perform. If you think it’s time to consider a new or better website for your business, we can help – contact us to find out more.
How Big Can a Website Be?
How big can a website be? Website sizes vary. Giant websites like Wikipedia can have millions of web-pages and demand massive resources to run them. Our websites range from 1 page to 3000+ pages. Many of our websites are brand websites, designed to communicate key information efficiently. These types of sites are often <50 pages. The real question isn’t how big can a website be, but how big should a website be. Larger websites use up more resources. Like any decision, website size needs to be weighed against the benefits. A website should be as big as it needs to be.
The factors that govern the size of a website include bandwidth (the website’s ability to be delivered to it’s audience), storage (space to store the website on a server), and management (the organisation and the information that makes up the website. We produce websites that are custom-made for our client’s specific needs. Whether it’s five pages or five thousand, we work with our clients to put together the website needed and the hosting configuration to make it run.
There are other factors too! For example, the ‘weight’ of web-pages can be greater if they hold more content, such as images, videos, and text. This creates a greater storage requirement for the delivery of those pages. Although one site may have half the pages of another site, it could need twice the storage of that site due to the amount of content held on each page. Complexity is another metric that matters in terms of considering the size of a website. A website could have complex integrated systems or workflows that make it’s footprint much larger, despite a smaller size. This may involve feedback or information-capturing mechanisms or responsive / dynamic web-pages. These types of websites may require greater processing resources than a larger site, due to the actions taking place on each page’s delivery and usage.
Social Media & Website Design
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, and there’s nothing wrong with that, by the way (it is a personal ambition of mine), you will be aware of social media and it’s indispensable role in modern communication. Well, lots of people use it, anyway, so it makes sense to be aware of how it relates to your business goals. We help our clients incorporate social media into their marketing, communications, sales and online strategy. There are advantages which include lead generation, increasing awareness, promotion, sales, communication, and event management, to name a few. How such types of integrations are considered and implemented can significantly change the efficiency, quality and ease of your information management. Time is tight, so cast your net wide, but cast it well.
What a Website Will Do For Your Business – And What it Won’t
Your website is an important business asset. While you may have numerous other online assets, it may be the one you have the most control over (depending on the website platform that you utilise). However, when you work with us, we’ll show you why a website may not be the first, or best, step to take in your business journey. Rushing into a website can mean jeopardising your business by investing your resources into the representational – before you know what your business is, exactly, and how it’s going to work. A website can do many things for your business but it can’t do any of them very well if the critical first stages of the business aren’t established.