I decided to redesign all my websites as soon as I have a little time. I took a look into the best website design practices in 2014, and I can tell you there are a few trends I love and I’d like to implement them all. Unfortunately, I must choose one concept or another and stick with it, so it’s going to be hard.
When browsing through the samples on the site I mentioned earlier, I noticed a list of features every good website should have and I can say I agree with it. That’s what I’m going to follow as a frame for all sites. Regarding the trends in design, I’d surely make all my sites responsive, using the “mobile first” approach. Infinite scroll could be a great idea for my travel blog, but for this one, I’d rather choose something with a big slider on the front page and a list of the main categories with 2-3 excerpts from the latest posts for each category. Since this is a site that’s meant to help people solve various problems, I think it’s important to be easy to navigate to your desired information. Infinite scroll is more for entertaining site, the ones you read more for relaxation and less for learning how to do various things or how to solve various problems.
Regardless the design trend I’m going to follow, I want a big call to action on all the sites. This is what I did wrong until now: I didn’t want visitors to do anything, I was just happy they were here, reading my posts and leaving awesome comments. I should have thought to retain them somehow, on an email list, so that I can keep in touch with them each time I have interesting stuff to show them.
What do you think? How would you like this website to be redesigned? I’m open for suggestions, so don’t be afraid to have your say in the comments! Thank you!