Have you been horrified by the state of your Lansing Business Website? Has it been something that has kept you up late at night? Have you feared someone would find a vulnerablity and get in where they are not supossed to? Whether you are just getting started or you have an established web site there are certain things that can be learned about web design from Horror Movies.
Lansing Web Design Rules of Web Design as learned from watching Horror Movies:
1. Don't unlock the door unless you know what's behind it.
There are horrific things on the internet. Things nobody should ever be exposed to. Things that would make the most hardened vampire killer tremble. We've all seen them. They are websites whose design is stuck in the 1980's. Design that is confusing and leaves the user bewildered, stumbling around as if in the dark searching for a flashlight or machete. Nothing strikes fear into an unsuspecting visitor like an old site full of outdated information, lame clip-art, and cookie cutter boxes. Don't open the door to the Internet unless you are prepared to fight the battle of ugly design.
2. Don't go looking in The Dark unless you have the tools to deal with what you're afraid you might find.
Inevitably a victim of horror movies goes into the dark illequiped knowing there are life-threatening dangers. Be forewarned. The victims of ugly web design are not limited to Lansing. They are found throughout the world. If you are looking into the darkness trying to make out which way you should go with your web design, let the experts at Lansing's Response Action Web Design be your guide.
3. When dealing with Monsters, never take half measures.
When fighting the monster of bad design you must be fully equipped. Beware the monster of a "Free Website". Nothing can lure you in, consume your time and energy leaving you half-dead faster than the promise of a free website. Web design is tough enough for professionals. You're best defense against the "Free Website" monster is knowing what you want, determining how much you want to pay, and shopping around for a professional that is willing to help you achieve your goals. While it is true that you get what you pay for, we at Lansing's RAW Design believe we have what it takes to equip your Lansing Business to achieve your goals in one of the most economical ways.
4. Never get within an arm's length of a Monster, living or (presumed) dead.
The best advice when dealing with the monster of bad web design is never get close to it. Stick with the professional and let them do the work. Communicate your needs, provide content and support but trust them to do the dirty work. When the professional says, "A website built totally in flash is not a good idea".....TRUST THEM. Yeah, you're paying them but they are SAVING you from the MONSTER!!
5. When dealing with a Monster and it stops moving, don't assume it's dead, don't assume it's alone, and when in doubt, run far far away.
Think of your website as an investment in your business. The websites that are cutting edge now will not stay that way unless time and energy are directed toward them. Your web design should be part of your business strategy. You should direct a certain amount of your marketing budget toward the maintenance and upkeep of your site. You should also choose a web design framework that is staying on the cutting edge. That takes full advantage of the ever changing internet. We at Lansing's Response Action Web Design use the Drupal Content Management System (CMS). Drupal is continually keeping up with the latest and greatest changes in how people use the internet and offers power and flexibility to meet the most demanding needs. The Drupal CMS enables your site design to grow with your business.
6. If you want to follow the Sexy Babe make sure you have taken all the previous precautions or you can run much faster.
Perhaps you want more. Not only do you want to avoid the monster of Ugly Web Design, you want the "Total Package". You want a site that is "Hot"! A site that is a "10". You need to count the cost. You must realize if you go there it is not going to be cheap. You need to be all in. To provide content when asked. To support your web designer and developer when the tough decisions need to be made. Your web designer will work with you and for you to ensure that you not only kill the Ugly Web Design Monster, but that you also "Get the Girl".