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4 Signs Your Website Design is Out of Date

June 25, 2021
Tom Lyons

Do you think your website needs a more modern touch?

If you don’t know, how can you tell?

Here are some of the signs that your website design is out of date.

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly

Does your website work on a mobile device as it does on a computer screen? If not, you have a problem. A mobile responsive website is a must-have for users. Users expect the same website experience from any device they are using. To check if your site is mobile-friendly, view your site on your phone. If the site fits the screen, then that’s great. If it looks tiny or the menu is hard to use, you might need a new mobile-friendly design.

The First Word on the Homepage is “Hello” or “Welcome”

If your site starts with “hello” or “welcome,” it’s time for an upgrade. Users have short attention spans. You have to say something meaningful right away; otherwise, you risk losing them. The first words on the screen should entice users in some way. State a fact, ask a question or highlight something that they need.

Your Photos Are Dated or Low Quality

Photos that include dated imagery are a dead giveaway that your website design is out of date. The same is true for small, low-resolution images. If your images aren’t an accurate representation of your current company or brand, then it’s time to make a change. Great photography can bring a website to life.

Body Text is Small

10 years ago, the standard size for body text was around 10px. There are still loads of sites that feature tiny text. Websites text needs to be readable on all sizes of screens. If users find it hard on their eyes, it will drive them away. The current standard of body copy is about 16 px.

If you are thinking about updating your website, get in touch to speak to our web team. We offer a free website review, and we would be delighted to discuss our process with you. Want to know the potential investment required for a new website? We have a Free Instant Online Calculator.

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