Web Design

Web Design

Web Design

Website designs have evolved over the past 20 years to be more entertaining and engaging. From text based websites that focused solely on providing well organized lists and links to more resources, to websites that have embraced the future with Augmented Realities and Robot “maids” to provide information at the click of a button.

Early example of a web design in the 1990’s

Worlds First Web Design

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Early web designs used itemized lists with bullet points and were very basic in user appeal and design.

  • Simple layouts
  • Did not use many images for design
  • Often pages were long
  • Difficult to navigate

Wikipedia describes web design as:

Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary softwareuser experience design; and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all.[1] The term web design is normally used to describe the design process relating to the front-end (client side) design of a website including writing mark up. Web design partially overlaps web engineering in the broader scope of web development. Web designers are expected to have an awareness of usability and if their role involves creating mark up then they are also expected to be up to date with web accessibility guidelines.

Over the past years, we have learned that an entertaining and helpful website that keeps users engaged on a website page, are usually better at selling more products and services as well as ranking higher in the search engines.

One of the most important features all websites need to do well in Google search as well as with your customers online, is making sure that your website is mobile friendly.

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You can test to see if your website is mobile responsive online for free with this website tool MobileTest.me.

Page load times are an important part of good SEO and/or search engine optimization to help your business website rank high in Google search.

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2018 Web Design Examples

Mobile usability and page load times are important not only for SEO, but for customer conversion rates. Most of your website visitors are most certainly using a mobile phone to view your company website. They are often in a hurry and need to find the information quickly. If your website takes too long to load, they will simply hit the browser back button.

Listed below are great examples of custom web designs that entertain, provide value and offer interesting content to their website users without making the site too large to load quickly or not load at all on a mobile phone.

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View more custom web designs in Sandy Rowley’s design portfolio here.

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Reno Web Design

Sandy Rowley is a Webby Award Winning web designer, located in Reno Nv USA.

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Web designs created in 2018 are trending more towards the flat design elements seen on popular websites like Air Bnb and others are moving the design trends into some interesting and fun areas.

Web designs should load fast, and be mobile responsive, but they should also achieve the goal of the following:

  1. Sign up newsletter subscribers
  2. Buy a product or service
  3. Bookmark
  4. Share on social media networking websites.
  5. Click phone number to call

Website visitors need to perform an action on your website in order for it to count as a conversion. If a website user visits a page on your website, then leaves, Google counts this like a bounce or if a website visitor hit the back button while viewing your website.

If your website has a high bounce rate, your website will not be able to hold your rankings in Google search for long. 

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source: http://conversionxl.com/guides/bounce-rate/benchmarks/

According to Google, “a bounce is a single-page session.” Put more concretely, a bounce occurs whenever a user enters your page and does not further interact with the elements on said page or any other pages on your site. A bounce might be triggered by any number of events:

  • Returning to search results
  • Closing the browser
  • Entering a new URL in the address bar
  • Following an outbound link
  • Staying inactive and timing out the session
  • Reading the entirety of a page but not triggering any events, and then leaving

It makes sense that most of the devices with the highest bounce rates are on mobile phones.

Search Engine Journal estimates that most websites are not in compliance with mobile first.

Why these Metrics Matter

According to Google:

…it was found that sites loading within 5 seconds had 70% longer sessions, 35% lower bounce rates, and 25% higher ad viewability than sites taking nearly four times longer at 19 seconds.

Additionally, the speed of a site affects earnings and sales. Here’s what Google’s data has shown:

“Slow sites have a negative impact on revenue, and the opposite is also true.

For Mobify, Every 100ms decrease in homepage load speed worked out to a 1.11% increase in session-based conversion, yielding an average annual revenue increase of nearly $380,000. Additionally, a 100ms decrease in checkout page load speed amounted to a 1.55% increase in session-based conversion, which in turn yielded an average annual revenue increase of nearly $530,000.”

Takeaway: Poor Performing Competition Can be Your Strength

Most websites owners are unaware that their websites are doing poorly in mobile and Google search. I always recommend doing a full technical SEO audit each year to make sure your web design is in compliance with the many changes and updates to the Google algorithms.

Most SEO audits cost less than a few thousand dollars, but their findings usually generate many thousands more in SEO rankings, customer acquisition and out ranking of competitor websites.

Who can do a technical SEO audit for a website design? Usually it is a person that has web design as well as web development skills and experience.

What style of web designs would your customers love to see?

Flat, modern, video, simple, highly creative or corporate in nature?

All of my custom web designs begin with that very question. What would my clients, clients want to see in their website?

Custom Web Design is Crucial To A Small Business Success

Call Sandy for a free evaluation of your businesses goals. 775-453-6120.

Website Designers | Best in the World

Who are the highest paid website designers on the planet as of today? These website designers are some of the most sought after custom web designers in the industry. Although there are hundreds of world class web designers in the US alone, these are the top 3 that I follow and look up to as a website designer. These world famous web designers command tens of thousands of dollars per sign on bonus as well as over a hundred thousand dollars a year plus extras.  Why do startups and large corporations shell out the big dough for these designers? It must be their ROI. Good design and programming married with excellent copy writers make for a winning combination for many business websites. Not to toot my own horn, but Check out my web design award honor with The Webby Awards, an international recognition for creative website designers around the world.

The average yearly salary for a web designer is around $49k. Small business owners would be hard pressed to afford an in house web designer to design, develop and market their companies website for less than $60k if you include taxes, benefits and retirement.

Young web designer with a dream salary…

James Somers, a Web developer in his mid-twenties, planned to quit the field and become a freelance writer.

He had a sweet first assignment lined-up too. He was going to write a profile about Douglas Hofstadter, and magazines were already lining up to pay him $10,000 to $20,000 to publish it.

But then he got a job offer to go back into Web development.

These were the terms:

“$150,000 in salary, a $10,000 signing bonus, stock options, a free gym membership, excellent health and dental benefits, a new cellphone, and free lunch and dinner every weekday. My working day would start at about 11am. It would end whenever I liked, sometime in the early evening. The work would rarely strain me. I’d have a lot of autonomy and responsibility. My co-workers would be about my age, smart, and fun.”

Somers took the job. Read full article here: https://www.businessinsider.com/web-developer-its-a-little-insane-how-well-paid-and-in-demand-i-am-2013-6

Although I have dozens of website designers around the globe who I draw inspiration from, these website designers have set themselves up as an elite group of talent that you cannot ignore.

01. Ethan Marcotte

If there’s one man in the web industry who probably doesn’t need an introduction, it’s Ethan Marcotte. One of the web’s best-known designers Ethan is a regular and popular speaker on the conference circuit and, in his own words, the one who “started that whole ‘responsive web design‘ thing”.

02. Chris Coyier

A world-known CSS expert and HTML guru, Chris Coyier writes one of the most popular CSS blogs on the web, CSS-Tricks. Throughout his career, Chris has published many tutorials, websites, and scripts to help designers improve their skills. A designer at CodePen, Chris can also be found at web design and development podcast ShopTalk.

03. Karen McGrane

UX expert Karen McGrane motto is simple – ‘On a good day, I make the web more awesome. On a bad day, I make it suck less’. A content strategist and user experience designer, Karen has over 15 years experience of making big, complicated websites. Currently managing partner of Bond Art + Science, she is also the author of Content Strategy for Mobile.

04. Andy Clarke

Andy is a well-known speaker on the conference circuit, and is the founder of a Welsh-based design studio, Stuff and Nonsense, that boasts clients including the likes of The Home Office, STV and the International Organization for Standardization. Andy is perhaps best known for his book, Hardboiled Web Design, which combined the idea of progressive enhancement with responsive web design.

05. Dan Cederholm

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Dan is the author of five web design books covering everything from standards-based code approaches to Sass. As well as writing, Dan is a practicing web designer, and a popular speaker. Alongside Rich Thornett, Dan is a co-founder of the popular dribbble.com show-and-tell website that allows designers to upload micro-shots of their work in progress.

06. Sarah Parmenter

User interface designer Sarah Parmenter specialises in design for the web, iPhone and iPad. Owner of design studio You Know Who and co-host of the Happy Monday podcast, Sarah can often be found travelling the world to speak at the world’s leading web design conferences. Her client list includes Blackberry, News International, STV and The National Breast Cancer Foundation of America.

07. Dave Shea

Dave Shea is most famous for his CSS Zen Garden project, which helped spearhead the move from table-based web design layout to CSS-based layouts. The website became very popular, both helping to push the boundaries of what designs could be achieved with CSS alone, and also encouraging web designers the world over to adopt the approach.

08. Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey is perhaps the best known of all the people featured in our list. He’s the author of a must-have book, Designing with Web Standards, publisher of books via A Book Apart, Speaker and is the driving force behind the immensely popular industry-leading online journal, A List Apart. Jeffrey is also the founder of Happy Cog studios, a US-based consultancy with clients including MTV, Ben & Jerry’s and Stanford University.

09. Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly is well-known in the web design world for his web design blog, Smashing Magazine. The original blog has grown over the past few years to incorporate a huge set of web design resources, and has branched out into both publishing (with Smashing Books), and workshops/conferences which attract some of the web’s best experts.

 

Read Adobes complete list of top web designers here.

Sandy Rowley

Webby Award Winning Web Designer

www.Renowebdesigner.com

775-453-6120

 

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All of my SEO clients receive a positive ROI (return on investment) from their monthly SEO fees.

Greg Enholm
2 reviews

With Sandy’s expertise our company sky rocketed up the search engine list. Her professionalism, SEO skills and customer service is second to none. Thanks to her the Pure Glow Salon has experience a substantial increase of web hits, … 

Sally Kafaei
1 review

I have worked with few other seo companies in California in the past but I wasn’t happy at all . I’ve always had the desire to learn seo so I can do it for my business. I’ve been looking to find someone who’s willing to teach me and …

Response from the owner a week ago
i LOVE working with you and your team at Sally Piano. Happy to help you keep doing the great work for Orange County California. Your passion for music and teaching really inspires me. All the best!!!!!
Jill Mitchell
1 review

I’m so impressed with the value I received from my marketing session with Sandy. She combines long experience, technical know-how, a broad range of application and has a lovely creative side. Her pricing is fair and affordable …

Response from the owner 4 months ago
Jill the pleasure was all mine. I am excited to see the growth for Le Trip’s shopping tours in 2017. Your clients adore you and the passion you have for all things France is contagious. Looking forward to following your Love Letters from France email list. I can just imagine sitting on a warm beach in Aix en Provence next Spring! Keep me in the loop on this latest marketing campaign. I would like to share with my followers on Pinterest. They are going to LOVE following your blog on French Shopping Tours.
Barbara Rainey
1 review

Sandy at Reno SEO, Marketing & Design has taught me so much, and the things I just don’t ‘get’ she cheerfully–and promptly–handles for me.

Davinder Kumar
1 review・1 photo

Their professionalism is off the charts. They’re always into the data. They’re really great people and it’s turned out to become a personal relationship too.

Allison Quaid
1 review・8 photos

Sandy is very knowledgeable in SEO and if you’re trying to build a business which is dependent on people finding you online, Sandy is your person. Within an hour, she gave me so many ways to boost my SEO ranking. Highly recommend!

Response from the owner 3 months ago
I am so excited for your writing retreat business… With the right information on how best to rank in Google and other networks, you will grow your business. I am always here if you need anything… All the best!
Travis Moore
3 reviews・1 photo

Absolutely fantastic. After working with multiple companies, hours and hours of research, and nothing but excuses money and time, all it took was working with the right people. The nightmare that used to be SEO is long gone. Marketing …

Response from the owner 4 months ago
OMG Travis! What a great review. I love working with your and your team and looking forward to really kicking SEO Butt in Reno for all words related to Bail Bonds… Your company rocks! Happy to help anytime.
Danny Lovell
1 review

Very professional and clearly knows her stuff. Highly recommended.

Response from the owner 2 weeks ago
Was a pleasure working with you and your awesome staff!
Dan Rauch
1 review

What a great job! Pleasure to work with. Smart & Responsible. She’s mine, all mine. Excited to launch my new website for Towelster!

Response from the owner 4 months ago
LOL thank you Dan! You were so easy to work with. I look forward to seeing your company Towelster, grow in the coming months.
Norman Smith
1 review

I will unconditional recommend Reno SEO marketing and Design. We engaged Sandy and her team to refresh our old outdated website. There were conditions that included her working with just general guidelines since we were not sure what we …

Response from the owner 4 months ago
Thank you Norman! Your team at Sciron Consulting always keeps me on my toes. I look forward to the next project. and appreciate your consulting help with the start ups in the office.
gemini howzit
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Sandy is a great asset to any marketing endeavor! She optimized our Google presence, increased our ratings, and did it quickly and professionally! Looking forward to future work!

Vix Hawg
1 review

Sandy with Reno SEO, Marketing and Design is amazing. She handles all of my Website and SEO needs flawlessly. I have seen our numbers grow and page by page. She has earned my trust and gratitude 10 fold. I will be referring everyone that asks

Response from the owner 4 months ago
Very happy to be working for you and your team. Always here if you need anything. All the best!!!!
Lanea Warren
12 reviews

I’m really impressed w Sandy! Her Intro to SEO class got me inspired to grow my business fast!

Response from the owner 3 months ago
Lanea, YOU ROCK! Your a real “killah”…. I am excited for yours and The Golden Chokes future. YOU have the drive and commitment to be the best in your industry. Looking forward to saying “Yeah, I knew her back in the day!”
Anna Marie Leach
1 review

Reno SEO, Marketing & Design has elevated my internet ranking! I am so impressed with their talent, efficiency and commitment to helping others succeed.

Response from the owner 3 months ago
Thank you for your kind words. Was a pleasure working with you and look forward to a great future… all the best! Sandy

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Web Design Reno

Local Reno web design expert providing SEO, Social and Internet Marketing with every custom website designed.

Sandy Rowley with RenoWebDesigner.com works to create websites and SEO marketing plans that convert views into sales for her clients. Call 775 453 6120 and ask for Sandy.

View examples of client Web design & SEO work below. Learn more about the web design process and related web design services below. Learn more about my custom website designs here.

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Dan J. Lovell, P.C. Services offered: custom web design, maintenance, SEO, PPC and tech support.

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Web Design for a Reno Business Workshop. Services: web design, SEO, social media and marketing strategy www.CatalystLiveReno.com

 

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Web Design and SEO Rankings for Memphis Bail Bond Company All N One Bail. This company is now ranking in the top positions for very competitive keywords in the legal industry.

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Custom web design for Award Winning Gaming Development company, Zero8 Studios. www.Zero8Studios.com. Serivces included custom graphic design, web design, SEO, conversion landing page design.

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Legal SEO and Marketing for Reno Bail Bond Company BailBondUnlimited.com. This company is now ranking in top positions for very competitive keywords in the bail bond and legal industries. Services offered are SEO, Web Design and Support.

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SEO Marketing for www.LightningBail.com. Fast growing bail bonds company located in the Las Vegas area. Services offered are : web design, SEO, PPC, social media, graphic design, reputation management and support.

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Co working SEO & Marketing www.FusionAtMidtown.com. Web site updates, SEO, social media marketing, reputation management and design services.

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Sciron Consulting Business Incubator in Reno Nv. Web Design and SEO.

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E commerce website design for Towelster.com

and several hundred more custom web designs….

Your website is your best bet for reaching new customers as fast and affordably as possible. With that being said, cheap website design will defeat the whole purpose of reaching new customers in search. Your business website needs to be mobile friendly (easily read on mobile devices like phones and tablets) as well as easy to use. Designing a unique landing page style website design is a good idea.

Reno local business sites range from cheesy templates to over the top and very expensive website designs. Our web designs are comfortably priced in the middle. We start the web design process with the most important questions.

What do your customers want from your website? What are their top priorities and needs? What do they want to buy securely online? and how can we present this information in a way that makes them feel comfortable, relaxed and ready to purchase your products and services?

We take this information and custom design an online experience that encourages trust and a strong connection to your brand. Sandy Rowley is an award winning web designer with over 18 years experience in hand crafting one of a kind custom web designs for small to large businesses around the world. Her wealth of experience and talents have been internationally recognized by The Webby Awards, Davey Awards and several other prestigious award associations. Last year listed on the leading research firm, Clutch website as Top Local SEO company in 2016.

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Almost anyone can select a template that looks just like every other website online and slap a few paragraphs and photos on the site. At RWDR, We research what colors, words, video, styles and layouts appeal to your ideal client. We also test different designed landing pages in your marketing campaign to really hone in on the best message and design possible for your online success.

These conversion strategies are becoming more and more important in the world of online marketing. In order to compete, in order to thrive in this digital world. your business needs to be the front runner in your city. We can get you there.

Our web design services are the beginning of a successful business. We specialize in online marketing. SEO, PPC and Conversion Marketing are our flagship services. We have increased ROI for local Reno businesses and businesses across the country.

Designing a quality website is part of the larger picture for any successful online business. We integrate the top marketing strategies to help you leverage growth online. PPC Pay Per Click, SEO Search Engine Optimization and more services related to the ever growing and expanding SEO and Web Design market.

Web design is the first step in increasing your sales this year. Don’t be fooled into subscribing to a website template company. Most often, if you stop paying their monthly fee. You will lose your domain name and your website rankings. Choosing to have a custom designed website that you own and control is the smartest thing you can do to protect your business.

Are you looking to really get serious about your companies success? I welcome you to have a quick call with Sandy and learn more about our marketing services. Call 775 453 6120 to learn more.

Reno Marketing, Web Design, Graphic Design, SEO, PPC and Social Media Marketing Services. We work in most industries, including the very competitive bail bonds, legal and medical segments.  Always looking to branch out into new fields. Our SEO and Design services are highly tailored to match your unique needs and goals. We drive yourself to be the very best at helping your website earn its keep.

We are a local company. Real people, Real results.

RWDR RenoWebDesigner.com

Located in Midtown District.

800 Haskell Street
Reno, Nv 89509

www.renowebdesigner.com

You can connect with Sandy Rowley on Linked In here.

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