Web Design & Development

What Makes a Website ‘Great’?

Have you ever thought about what makes a website really stand out? What is it that makes a great website better than a ‘good’ one?

A great website is one that is mobile friendly (Read more on that from our Archives!), aesthetically pleasing (complete with photos as well as an attention-grabbing font), and is loaded with a high quantity of high quality original content. Great websites are well organized, are easy to both read and navigate, and allow the user to engage and interact.

The Internet is a dynamic world, ever-changing and moving faster by the moment. Great websites are those that are memorable, entertain an audience, sell to consumers, and provide value. What makes for a great website? We asked friends of ours on Twitter @loudcanvas to weigh in, and they provided us with some great input and advice. Check it out some of our favorites:

  • Jim Carter @MSLJim: Great sites jab you from the start with clean #webdesign and #typography finishing off an uppercut of informative content!
  • Bree Kelley @SmartSuiteBree: Seamless UX!
  • Josh McCormack @joshmccormack: A great website is as simple as it can be to clearly servce its purpose and not confuse visitors or burden the editors.
  • Adam Mulholland @adam_mulholland: Clean #UI, limited ads (none), great #content, and the right #branding. A website is a temple. It should always be improved.
  • Hope Brookins @HopeBrookins: Personality is what makes a website really great.
  • Dawn Swick-Renshaw @dawnswick: IMO it is inviting, informative, and user friendly.
  • Jason Long @jasonmlong: That’s a deep question. But I think it’s attention to detail, craftsmanship, and hard work. Just like every aspect of life.
  • Ilias Ismanalijev @illyism: User experience, simpleness, brevity and focus on one task. Planning and care. Pretty design and innovation

What are your thoughts on what makes a website really great? What are some traits that every awesome website has? Comment below, tweet at us, or send us a message on Facebook to let us know!

Loud Canvas Media can help you to create a really great website! Get in touch here or call us at (603) 978-8841.
Chad Dorman

Social Media Manager
Part marketing strategist, part educator, all business. Chad is a proven communicator, lending his social media expertise to Loud Canvas Media. From building out brands and businesses on any number of social platforms from scratch, to giving clients tactics to reach new digital marketing heights, Chad is the guy for the job. He’s a practitioner; he’s always on top of the digital landscape; and he’s focused on the business of attention — pointing all eyeballs to you–boosting your brand’s awareness.

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