In a perfect world, you would receive an alert or a friendly reminder whenever it’s time to get a website redesign. In reality, most people are not aware until they experience a decline in the amount of traffic that’s forwarded to their site. Here are three ways to tell if it is time to hire a web design firm in Chicago to redesign your website:
- Your website takes too long to load. The general rule for websites is that it shouldn’t take longer than 5 seconds to load on a user’s screen. If you’re website is taking too long to load, this will cause people to leave and never return. In order to avoid this from happening– if it hasn’t already– consider hiring a professional Chicago web developer to analyze your website and figure out why your site is experiencing long load times. It could be numerous reasons (photos, background images, etc.)
- Your website is not responsive. According to experts, more than 147.9 million people in the US own smartphone devices. It has been predicted that there will be approximately 1.75 billion smartphone users by the end of 2014. More and more people are accessing the web from iPads and iPhones than ever before. In most cases, people will use a mobile device before using a laptop or desktop to access the internet. How many visitors are you getting to your website via smart phones? Gives you something to think about. If people are unable to view your website – without a glitch – this is a sign that it may be time for a website redesign.
- Your website is stuck in a web design time warp. In other words, it is simply out-of-date. For example, if your website is built with frames or tables, there is no question, it is time to get your website redesigned. There are also other reasons to get a website makeover. If your website is just not attractive – then it’s time to seek the advice of a professional web designer.
Lastly, whether you own a small business or a large corporation, it’s important that your website is not only well designed and up-to-date but your site should provide people with a smooth user-experience. Give them a reason to come back.
Do you need your website redesigned? If so contact us or call: (855) 332-7753.