18 August 2011

Website Redesigning vs Website Modernising

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Website Redesigning vs Website Modernising

Not every website requires a costly redesign after all, redesigning a website is a big job (needless to say) and should be handled with care.

Many website owners have thought about having a redesign or at least an update. For most, though, that redesign never comes. As big and important as it is, the job can turn into a hugely daunting task that we put straight on the backburner of our to-do list.

However not every site needs to be redesigned—at least not at any given time. Being bored with your current design is no reason to change it. In fact, that’s a very poor reason. The purpose of a redesign is to improve usability, update the brand or take the website into a new era.

Redesigning can be worth while if it serves a clear purpose, but only if it’s needed. If not your website could use a bit of cleaning up and not a complete overhaul, consider the option below.

You maybe thinking of just updating the look of the website, adding interactive elements, improving user-friendliness or something else entirely. You may want to cut things out and minimize the design to highlight the bare necessities.

Cameron Moll wrote a popular article all the way back in 2005…

“…the differences between Redesigners and Realigners might be summarized as follows: The desire to redesign is aesthetic-driven, while the desire to realign is purpose-driven. One approach seeks merely to refresh, the other aims to fully reposition and may or may not include a full refresh.” – Good Designers Redesign, Great Designers Realign

Do I need to redesign if I want a Content Management System (CMS) ?

This is another factor that crops-up a lot… A client wants to start adding and changing the content on there website without needing to contact there current designer. A content management system (CMS) can usually be retrofitted to a website regardless of its age or design.

If your not sure which is the best path for your company, (Redesign or Realign) feel free to Contact Us for a free consultation. Sync’d Design, Huddersfield – t: 01484 466 255

An example…

Generally people hate change and love consistency, including the websites we visit every day. Whether your website has a large following or not, its design is tightly bound up with its identity, in fact it’s part of your branding.

Below is a project that we have recently “updated, modernised, tweaked, realigned” whatever you’d like to call it. We not only updated the design and menu layout, we also added a CMS which now gives the client full control of their Text, Images and promotions. Last but not least, we have integrated a News and Offers page to help with the website optimisation.

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