2022 Web Design Trend: Animations with GSAP

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op January 5, 2022

GSAP has been actively maintained and developed for over 12 years and there are no plans to stop. Although it has been around for a while, many features have been added and it is increasingly used in modern websites.

What is GSAP?

Simply put, GSAP is the most robust, powerful JavaScript animation library in the world, which is probably why Google recommends it for JS-based animations. GSAP is completely flexible; you can use it throughout the website to animate anything you want. Think of logos, images, text or the background of the website.

This makes for an interactive and visually appealing experience.

Why GSAP?

It is built to give you a good animation workflow for all your projects. And it's insanely fast. Perhaps that's why Google recommends GSAP for JavaScript animations and that it's used on over 10 million websites.

Examples of GSAP animations on other websites

On the showcase page of the developers of GSAP there are many impressive examples that can be used for inspiration:

https://greensock.com/showcase/


Do you want to implement GSAP on your website and need help with this? Schedule a meeting here to discuss the options for your project.

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

Tips for more orders on your webshop

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op January 4, 2022

The aspects that lead to more orders on a webshop have to do with:

  • User Experience (Making it as easy as possible to use the website and order something.)
  • Trust (If your website visitors don't trust the company or website, they won't place an order.)
  • Clarity in terms and conditions (A potential customer wants to know before he orders where he stands after he possibly buys something.)

Sales heading in the header menu

Our conversion optimization tests have shown that the conversion rate increases as soon as customers can access the offers via the menu.

Would you like to know more about conversion optimization? Read here what Conversion optimization is.

Encourage a review after purchase

Research has shown that 80% of people trust a review just as much as a personal recommendation from acquaintances or friends.

Reviews provide social proof and can help a potential customer make the decision to buy the product.

Warranty page

One of the things that gives confidence in the company and the website is a page that states what kind of warranty the customer has after buying a product.

Show recently viewed products below the product

According to the results of our useability test, it should be available on every page of the website so that the user can easily find previously viewed products.

Often a potential customer will look around for other products before they know what they want to buy.

The possibility to order quickly

The fewer steps it takes to make a purchase, the more people will buy the product.

It is best to give customers the option to order in one click.

Another way to help customers place an order faster is to offer the option to save the address so that it doesn't have to be re-entered for the next order.

Interesting offers

If you have promotions or offers, it is good to show them in several places on the website.

A wish list or save it for later functionality

If you have a website with registered customers, it is good to ensure that customers can save products for later. In this way you make it easy for the customer to find a product.

Show related products below the product

If the product has accessories, or additional components that can be purchased separately, you can list them in a "Related Products" or "Frequently Bought Together" box.

Show the delivery times & delivery costs clearly

Our test proves that the website delivery methods, delivery costs and delivery times ensure a good user experience.

The less the website visitor has to search for this, the better.


Are you curious about more general tips for website improvements? Download the website improvement checklist for free here!

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

How to ensure that website visitors stay longer on your website

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op December 21, 2021

Why it is beneficial if website visitors stay longer on your website

The chance of conversion increases the longer the potential customer stays on your website:

They read more about your business and the things you offer.

You will have more time to convince website visitors through your website to buy something, to purchase a service, or to contact them.

Tips so that website visitors stay longer on the website

The website loading time

A study by Google has shown that for every second a website takes to load, you lose up to 20% of website visitors.

So it is very important to minimize the loading time of your website as much as possible.

Provide enough valuable content

One of the reasons that a visitor wants to leave the website is that he or she has checked whether all available and relevant information has already been seen.

If you have interesting content on your website that appeals to the visitor, there is a greater chance that this potential customer will click through to other pages on your website.

Call to Actions after posting the content

The best time to ask your visitors to take action is right after they've read a blog post. This is a way to keep visitors on your website.

Readers tend to leave your site once they find the information they are looking for. But with an appropriate call-to-action (CTA), you can give them a reason to stay on your website, or stay in touch through an email newsletter.

Make sure your website is visually appealing

A website with a bad design has a deterrent effect, while a website with a clear and beautiful design has the opposite effect.

The moment the website looks good, the customer will be more curious about what the rest of the website looks like.

Make sure the usability of your website is good

The last thing you want is for your website visitor to be frustrated while using your website.

By focusing on user-friendliness, you make it as easy as possible for the visitor to:

  • To find what the person is looking for
  • To purchase a service
  • Make a purchase
  • To contact

These are all actions that can lead to becoming a customer of yours, so ensure as few barriers as possible on the website to increase the conversion percentage!

Don't make the website pages too long or too short

If the page is too long, people will not read everything or there will be information that is not relevant to the website visitor at that time.

If the page is too short, the website page can be experienced as incomplete or unclear.

Depending on the content and subject, there is often a sweet spot of how long the page should be.

Tip: Did you know that with Conversion Optimization Tools you can gain insight into how far your visitors are scrolling?

Read more about Conversion Optimization here


Are you curious about our perspective on how you can ensure that your website visitors stay longer on your website? Schedule a meeting completely free of charge and without obligation!

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

The 20 Components of Fonts / Fonts

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op December 16, 2021

Almost 90% of the website consists of typography. Websites are designed and developed in such a way that consumers can get the required information about the company and its products or services. People visit websites to read this content, therefore the words written on the website play a very important role. At the same time, the way these words are presented is equally important. Hence, typography occupies an important place in website design.

Type Terms is a great website to learn the 20 components of a font in an interactive way. You don't need to know these terms, but being aware of the concepts will help you see why a font looks the way it does.

The influence of the font on your website

A font has more influence on some important aspects of a website than many people think, for example it contributes to:

  • User-friendliness (UX)
  • legibility
  • Brand Identity

There are tons of fonts available, but it's important to understand that every industry or brand needs a different font for their website. For example, a beauty product manufacturer or a marketing website may not use the same font as a law firm or engineering firm.

Often companies prefer a simple font to avoid a wrong impression or communication. But at the same time, using decorative fonts can also help attract more people to the website, beautiful and innovative fonts can generate interest among the viewers. That is why it is very important that you as a company or brand have to decide on what kind of image you want to build. What message do you want to convey through your website? Once you've established these points, you can determine your ideal font.

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

Why doubling your website's sales may be easier than it sounds:

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op December 6, 2021

What is your current conversion rate?

Five percent? Ten?

Don't know this?

A 5% conversion rate means that for every 20 visitors to your site, 19 visitors leave the website without buying anything.


In order to double the turnover of your website, you should therefore grow to a conversion percentage of 10%. Which comes down to:

2 out of 20 website visitors who make a purchase on your website.

Look at it another way: to double your conversion rate,

For example, you can improve your conversion rate in the following places:

  • Your ads by 19%;
  • Landing pages by 19%;
  • The shopping cart page with 19%; and
  • The checkout page with 19%.

(The figure here is 19%, not 25%, because each percentage growth outweighs past improvements.)

In this example we assume that the number of visitors will remain the same, but this can of course also grow!

Would you like to know more about Conversion Optimization?

Read about it here: What conversion optimization means.

Every bit helps

These numbers may sound daunting, but to increase your landing page conversion rate by, say, 19%:

Is just an improvement of 1.76% on ten aspects of your website page enough.

For example, these improvements could be:

  • The page title
  • Your introductory text
  • Your offer
  • Your guarantee
  • Your company's slogan
  • Photos or images
  • The color of a button
  • The background image

Measuring = Knowing

By getting a good insight into what your visitors do on your website, where they drop out and when they decide to buy something. Can we think of even better follow-up experiments that could yield something?

With conversion optimization we then test potential improvements, half of the visitors see the old version, and the other half of the visitors see a new version.

If it turns out that the new version shows a difference in purchases or quotation requests, we will implement that change. In order to then work towards an increasingly successful website.

Would you also like to get started with your Conversion Ratio? Schedule a meeting without any obligation to discuss the options for your website.

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

Video: Web Design & Development explained

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op November 26, 2021

Why is Web Design & Development important? And what is involved in Web Design?

This video answers these questions.

For more information, visit: WordPress Website Design & Development

Are you curious about the possibilities for your website? Schedule a meeting here without any obligation .

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

The 7 Best Free Stock Photos Websites

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op November 18, 2021

What are stock photos?

  • A stock photo is a photo that has been taken to be used in other places, for example companies can use it on their website without having to take the photos themselves or hire a photographer.
  • There are many paid stock photos, but there are also many high quality stock photos available that are free to download.

Why you can't use every image on your website

Copyrights, licenses.


These are the best websites for free stock photos in 2021

1. Unsplash

There are tons of free stock photos available on Unsplash, lots of product images, and the photos are uploaded by professionals. The navigation and search function of the website also work very well, we usually quickly find a photo on this website that we want to use.

2. Pexels

At Pexels you can choose between many categories that give a certain feeling or have a certain atmosphere.

3. Pixabay

4. Stocksnap.io

5. Free images

6. Wallhaven

This website is more focused on Games and Digital Art, this website is a forum around photos that fall into this category.

7. Flickr

You must pay attention to whether the photo has a 'Public Domain Dedication' or 'Public Domain Mark' license on this website, otherwise you may not be able to use the photo commercially. (the link above points to the page with photos that are free to use.)

Bonus website:

Tineye Labs

Tineye labs is different from the other websites mentioned, because this website lets you search images based on color. Very useful if you want to stick to a certain color scheme on the website and want to find suitable images.

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

What is conversion optimization?

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op November 6, 2021

Conversion Optimization (CRO = Conversion Rate Optimization) is the process of increasing the percentage of users who perform a desired action on a website. Desired actions can be: buying a product, clicking on 'add to cart', registering for a service, filling in a form or clicking on a link. If your conversion rate is 10%, that means that for every 100 visitors to your website, 10 people take the desired action (buy something here).

How does conversion optimization work?

This section discusses what conversion optimization is and how it can be achieved by using techniques such as A/B testing. You start with conversion optimization by ensuring that your website collects the right data, for example heatmaps are created. With a website heatmap you get insight into where the website visitors click, how far they scroll, what they see and what they don't see.

It helps identify the changes that can be made to improve the conversion rate of a particular web page. You want to know what the pain points of the website are, what works well and where potential customers drop out.

You can then use this data to test changes to the website. With A/B testing you are, as it were, testing a new change to the website on half of your visitors. These can be subtle changes such as changing a button color or changing the layout. But also major changes such as the structure of the website change. The advantage of testing big changes is that the results can be seen much faster.

Because you get a lot of data (such as the conversion ratio of both versions of the website), you can then see whether the changes have resulted in more conversions. If the test was successful and it gives better results, you make the changes and that way you are constantly improving the website.

How do you increase the conversion rate?

Optimizing the conversion rate of your website can be done by applying different strategies. Here are some examples:

  1. Change the design or layout of the page to make it more attractive - people are more likely to stay on the page and thus convert if they find the page attractive.
  2. Improve your landing pages so that they offer what people want. For example, if you sell shoes, you may want to provide sizing charts and show photos of satisfied customers wearing shoes so potential customers can see how they fit with your company's target audience.
  3. Create an email marketing campaign that targets people who might be interested in what you have to offer - this will allow you to specifically reach out to the people who have a specific desire.

For the best results, conversion optimization is often a form of improving the user experience by making good use of the data from the A/B tests and heatmaps.

How effective is conversion optimization?

It is difficult to predict how effective a test is going to be, not every experiment is going to produce results. But by working with it you will automatically come across things that do work.

Conversion optimization works best on websites that get quite a few visitors per month, the more visitors you get, the more data you can receive that you can do something with.

Calculation example

For example, if a website gets 2000 visitors per month and the conversion rate is 5%, that would mean 0.05 x 2000 = 100 conversions per month.

For every percentage increase in conversion percentage, in this example that would yield 20 extra conversions per month.

The more visitors a website has, the more revenue the company will lose if they don't already do conversion optimization.


Are you curious about how we do this or are you looking for a conversion specialist? Schedule a meeting to discuss the possibilities!

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

Is your company's website not yet responsive?

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op January 6, 2021

The latest market research shows that internet browsing with the use of mobile devices will increase further in 2021. Interesting about this development is the fact that the number of consumers searching the web with their mobile devices has already overtaken the number of people using desktops for the web, and yet there are still many websites that are not adapting to this development.

Responsive web design

Responsive web design is the combination of techniques with which a website can be made smaller or larger in size in order to better view it on screens of different mobile devices. This means that when an online user opens a website on their smartphone, laptop or desktop, the website will completely fill the screen, from whatever device.

The visitor can see the website and all information clearly, as the website automatically adapts to a suitable layout. In this way, it is not necessary for the visitor to load a huge website or zoom in to find the content he/she needs. Moreover, responsiveness promotes the navigation of the website so that the visitor will click around longer.
According to the current developments in this field, the main driver for your website is not just a nice design, but something that is valuable, useful and easy for users. Responsive web design takes into account the limitations of small screens while reminding us to think about what matters most on the website.

Benefits of responsive web design

The benefits of responsive web design are as follows:

  • A safe future
  • Responsive sites work well with different devices in the market. As a result, the website always looks nice and good, regardless of which device your visitor uses.
  • A better user experience
  • Cost efficient. While you need to spend more time designing responsive sites, they last longer, making them cost-effective. At some point you should upgrade, manage and support it.
  • Easier to stay optimized for the search engines, Google includes responsiveness in the algorithm to determine how high your website ranks in the search results.
  • It is more difficult to manage two separate sites for different mobile devices and does not produce satisfactory results. The best way to solve these problems is through responsive sites, as Google recommends.
  • Improved conversion rates
  • Users will have a great experience regardless of the platform they use to view a site. This increases the chance of conversion of your products / services.

This is the moment for the last companies without responsive websites to realize that they also need a responsive website. By improving the consumer experience, regardless of the type of mobile device they use, you ensure that a customer is satisfied faster, buys more on average and leaves your website with a better impression.

Do you need a talented web designer who can help you with this? Contact us and let us help you!

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

Selecting a payment provider

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op December 6, 2020

There are more payment provider options today than ever before and many of them are designed for very specific niches. This is a good thing, given the sheer diversity of payment preferences – especially across age groups, business types and technologies. But with so many options, finding the right payment processing solution for your own business can be a challenge. Keep reading to learn what to look for when finding the best remote payment solution for your business.

Payment Security

It is very important that you choose a payment provider that offers secure data processing. Accepting credit and debit cards means that you need to choose a provider that is PCI compliant. You should choose a processor that can secure your customers' payments with the latest data security. This means you can take advantage of technologies such as tokenization, point-to-point encryption, and other fraud management tools.

Average transaction frequency

Many payment providers offer different prices based on transaction frequencies and amounts. You should choose a package that fits your current needs in the here and now. After all, if you miss or exceed these transaction limits, you will be paying more than necessary.
Ultimately, you want a payment provider that can quickly adapt to your needs as your business continues to grow. Ideally, you should be able to review your pricing with a dedicated account manager on a quarterly basis to determine any cost-effective changes. This will help you choose the best payment processor company.

Easy setup and maintenance

Getting started with your payment provider should be as simple as possible. This includes enrollment applications, hardware and software upgrades, and training. These steps - if they are difficult - become 'hidden' costs that should play a role in your decision-making. The same goes for maintenance. If you constantly have to solve problems with your payment environment, it is better to choose another provider. Every second you spend on a buggy interface takes time away from your core business.

Integrations

Integrations ensure that payments can be made from various functionalities or applications. For example, if you want your customer to be able to pay after filling out a form, it is good to check in advance whether the payment provider already has an integration with the form plugin you use. LightSpeed-IT can provide you with further information if you have any questions.

Payment processing fees

Of course you want to keep all processing costs as low as possible. The more money you have to pay, the lower your profit will be. Therefore, it pays to look around for providers that offer the most attractive rates, but be careful. Processing fees aren't the only way payment providers make money.
There are also hidden costs that can affect your bottom line. The most important thing is to be aware of this before committing to any provider. However, keep in mind that it sometimes makes sense to pay a little more if the processor can guarantee certain benefits, such as data security and fraud protection.

the takeaway

While there may be many smaller factors that are equally important, these key factors will help you differentiate and choose the best payment processing company. Taking all these factors into account, Stripe offers the best payment solution in my opinion, they offer a lot of options for integrations and have the most important features that are beneficial for your business.

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

Things to think about when building a website

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op November 29, 2020

The purpose of the website

When a website is built with a purpose in mind, companies can set clearer goals that help them improve the entire planning process. Website projects can serve a variety of purposes, including driving traffic and improving communication between a brand and its target audience, educating people, or bringing in more customers.

Before developing a website, it is crucial to know the exact purpose of the website. Businesses also need to know the best way to set goals and create a website that fulfills this ultimate goal. These important things to consider will help them better understand the project's requirements and wants.

Web design and layout

The way a website is designed, in terms of user interface and user experience, psychologically influences the way people react to it. There is nothing better than a remarkable online user experience. When developing a website, a vital factor to keep in mind is to create an attractive design. Clean, unique, high-quality designs allow website visitors to focus on the valuable content and essence of the brand or company.

Typography

How the text looks has more influence on the website visitor than many people think. Texts that are extremely large or small can have an effect on viewers' reaction to them. Pay close attention to fonts and choose one that instantly appeals to the target audience without compromising the brand's purpose.

Safety

Many websites fall prey to hackers, either through ignorance or poor maintenance. Every website can fall victim to various threats, including malware and viruses, especially due to the latest technological advancements and constant updates that expose websites to many different risks.

Performance and speed

Even if websites have great content, visitors can be discouraged if they are slow due to feature errors. An optimized website that functions quickly can benefit from the following:

  • increase in returning visitors / customers
  • higher ranking in search results (which has an effect on traffic)
  • efficient mobile performance.

A fast website is therefore something that you as a website owner should definitely want.

Target group / target market

It is also important for companies to know their target market and customer requirements so that they can work on a website that meets their needs. For example, a website designed for fashion enthusiasts is completely different from a site built for tech professionals. A clear understanding of the market specifications will give a clearer idea of the web design, colors, style theme, layout, call to action and content strategy that will work.

SEO and important plugins

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the most important aspects of a website. Even with great content and other smooth functionalities, everything will be meaningless if the website doesn't get any visitors. Creating a website with clean SEO code makes it easier to be visible to the target audience.

Are you interested in a high quality website that ticks all the boxes? Please take a look at our separate Website Design and Development page .

LightSpeed-IT likes to think along with you, so contact us today!

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Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

6 Web Design Elements That Contribute To A Successful Website

Door Diego Nijboer gepost op November 22, 2020

1. Call to action elements

Customers are encouraged to engage with a company whenever there are call-to-action (CTAs) on the website. For example, words like "Contact us today" show that a company wants to build a relationship with its customers. However, businesses must ensure that the CTAs are relevant to a visitor's level of engagement with the business.

When visitors are just starting to learn more about a brand, the company may ask them to subscribe to the email newsletter, for example. On the other hand, loyal customers will likely want to participate in a brand's loyalty program. Whatever businesses want to achieve, they need to ensure that there is a call to action on all their web pages.

2. Short loading time

When people search for information on the Internet, they like the fact that the loading time is as fast as possible. Otherwise, they will leave the website immediately. By pre-testing their website, they can identify loading time issues, which can be addressed in time for the site's release.

Providing customers with a great user experience increases customer loyalty, so it's best to evaluate a site's load time the moment it's launched. With fast loading times, customers get the information they need when they need it. If a website doesn't perform well, it will be left behind by the competition.

3. An Active Blog

Through an active blog, customers can stay informed about the company's events and events, the latest products and other industry-related information. It's an effective way to keep in touch with them, especially if those things companies post encourage viewers to engage with their brand.

By regularly updating the blog, customers learn more about their brand's values and their willingness to encourage communication. When they deliver new, relevant and engaging content to users, their brand is recognized, making them an authority in the industry.

4. Clean, SEO Friendly Code

It is crucial for businesses to have clean, SEO-friendly code when creating new web pages or optimizing existing web pages. Improving a site's code can increase its overall return on investment (ROI). An SEO-friendly code gives a clear view of a site's content to guide the search engine spiders.

WordPress and other CMS services offer plugins that can make the process of improving search engine rankings and cleaning up code easier. Since WordPress does not require a lot of knowledge about coding, it is a viable solution for businesses struggling to drive traffic to their sites.

5. Compatibility with different web browsers

With the advancement of technology comes the steady growth of internet browsers. It can be challenging to keep up with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, just to name a few. When designing a website, it is a must to ensure that a website is accessible from different browsers.

A site should be properly registered on the major browsers and also on the older versions. Ignoring this important step can ignore a large percentage of a company's customer base. It can create unnecessary costs for a developing business.

6. Clear Navigation

When customers find it difficult to navigate a website, they will leave and move on to other sites. To make navigation more attractive and efficient, companies need to revise their site and see it in the eyes of a new visitor. They should only choose logical navigation flows. The moment a potential customer is looking for something on the website, the potential customer has to get there with as little frustration and clicks as possible.

Including a sitemap is an effective way to make it easier for visitors to navigate and help search engines index a site better. Additionally, streamlining navigation by removing pages that are not needed or underperforming can reduce loading time, which in turn improves the quality of a brand's online presence.


If a company processes these elements well in the website, I am convinced that this will lead to more success. Do you also want to increase the success of your website? LightSpeed-IT is happy to help you with this, contact us without obligation!

Artikel geschreven door Diego Nijboer
Tijdens mijn studententijd heb ik mijzelf geprobeerd zoveel mogelijk te ontwikkelen, niet alleen door te studeren, maar ook door veel nevenactiviteiten, cursussen en ervaring op te doen. Naast mijn studie heb ik aan veel verschillende projecten gewerkt, ik heb veel werkervaring opgedaan bij verschillende bedrijven waar ik enorm ben gegroeid, en vervolgens ben ik vanuit passie met dit bedrijf begonnen.

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