I am currently writing an ebook titled Website Design De Mystified which basically tells the tale of getting on line quickly and busts the myth about good website design and the loops that are required to create the perfect website. Let me be clear good website is a beautiful thing and should not be ignored. But on the path to getting online it is not the look and colors it is simple and straightforward that has to be your be your priority in today’s market.
I can show at least 50 excellent website designs that have said good designs with single digit traffic. Design does not attract customers. Marketing and content attracts customers. You must have what they want and whatever way you look at it
Design does not attract customers.
You can now purchase or even get excellent free themes for less than the price of a pint and with hosting and domains at great prices from companies like Blacknight your actual costs are less than 100-200 Euro. If you employ a website designer they usually wont charge you more than 80-100 Euro for installing WordPress and a free them like this. Maybe a bit more if you want some added bells an whistles.
Look at the theme above from Theme Kingdom (www.themekingdom.com) which has a decent small range of themes and with even the free one above that will allow you to get online. Is it a great design? – No. Is it possibly now even a design in the most exacting contect perhaps not but it is credible, As we say in Cork “It does the job boy”. Why not start with this save your money on marketing social media training and some SEO to help your product spread. If your customer base and traffic grows then excellent design will help a lot but for now get going. Good will do.