Join Chris Nodder for an in-depth discussion in this video Keep it simple, part of UX for Small Business Websites.
- I'm sure that you'll agree it's easier to concentrate…on the important details when there are fewer distractions…which makes it all the more surprising when you see…companies whose homepages look like Times Square…with loads of pointless images, flashing things,…and even autoplaying movies.…Don't be that company.…Rather than trying to cram every piece of information…onto the homepage, just provide the most important details…and then create a layout, an information architecture,…which makes it easy for people to find where they need to go…on the rest of your site to get the answers they want.…
Having an uncluttered homepage is another way…of meeting the trust goals I mentioned earlier.…Rather than trying to cram all sorts of content…onto the page, just display the high level information…that helps show you are a real organization…with good expertise,…that you have informative online content,…and are easy to contact.…If you're a small company offering just a few products…or a single type of service,…you might be able to get away with a single page site.…
Join Chris Nodder, as he reviews the key components of an effective small business website, whether you maintain your website or hire someone else. He provides guidelines to optimize the content, design, and information architecture of the site and to provide customers and prospective customers with incentives to trust your business—and buy from it.
- Keeping the homepage simple
- Providing news and links
- Using pictures and testimonials to establish trust
- Creating clear product descriptions
- Showing expertise with a blog or tips page
- Soliciting ongoing feedback