Here at Geek Power Web Design in Toronto, we pride ourselves in getting our customers the most bang for their buck. Call us today!
This depends on the purpose of your web site, what you want to convey, and what your competition is doing. If you plan to sell products online you have to inspire a level of trust to your visitors before they are willing to input their credit card number on your web site.
On our online quote system, the possible levels of graphic appeal and complexity are none, minimum, basic, average, enhanced, and advanced. If your selling products you should go with the enhanced level, this level will inspire confidence in your potential customers. The majority of established and trusted larger corporations tend to have sites at the "enhanced" level or higher.
A large number of small businesses wish to convey a sense that they are established and no different from their competitors who are already established and trusted. Again, this can be accomplished by utilizing a graphic appeal of "enhanced" or higher. The lower levels are suitable for situations where conveying trust is not as important. You should also consider what level your competition is at. Some industries are known for having a very low level of appeal on their websites, if this is the case you only need to match them to be on par or slightly exceed their level to give you a competitive edge.
Another aspect to consider is the importance of acquiring quality incoming links to your website to boost your search engine placement. Larger companies will not link to your company's website unless you convey a professional image on par with their web site.
Apart from many years of design experience, we only hire web designers that have logged thousands of hours of viewing experience. On average our designers have viewed in excess of 50,000 web pages each. This is extremely important for determining the styles of design that are consistent with trusted sites as well as design styles that are consistent with amateur sites.
Our developers avoid any techniques or styles used by amateurs. They all have an artistic background as well and understand the proper blending and balance of color as well as a background in photography.