Web Design: The Importance of a Strong Online Presence
In today’s digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for any business. Your website is often the first point of contact between your company and potential customers, making it essential that it is designed and developed to the highest standard. At Sunshine Design, we understand the importance of a well-designed website and are dedicated to creating great websites that perform well in search engines.
The Role of Web Design in SEO
Web design plays a crucial role in SEO (search engine optimisation), affecting how easily search engines can crawl and index your website. A well-designed website will have a clear structure with a logical hierarchy of headings and subheadings, making it easy for search engines to understand the content on your site. Additionally, a website designed with SEO will make it easy for users to navigate, which can help improve the user experience and reduce bounce rates.
The Importance of Mobile Optimisation
Your website must be optimised for mobile devices in today’s mobile-first world. More than half of all web traffic comes from mobile devices, so it’s crucial that your website looks great and performs well on these devices. At Sunshine Design, we design and develop all our websites with mobile optimisation, ensuring they look great and perform well on all devices.
Divi web designer Sunshine Coast
At Sunshine Design, I’ve been a working graphic designer for 25 years and building premium WordPress websites with DIVI Theme and builder for over seven years.
Divi web designs are great for showcasing your brand and adding extra content to projects and blog posts.
Why do I use DIVI builder from Elegant themes?
Divi comes as a theme and an independent builder plug-in.
I’ve tried some of the other themes from Elegant Themes, but I always come back to Divi for flexibility of design options.
DIVI for WordPress – 2020 theme of the year
Divi was the most popular theme of 2020 and for a good reason. The web page builder is highly intuitive and easy to use without coding.
Design and maintenance are relatively easy for clients and flexible enough for seasoned designers to tap into their creative flair.
Why do more graphic designers love Divi builder?
Divi builder is reliable, secure and has technology upgrades and support. Design options are endless within the core theme, but if you want to get even more creative, there are also several optional widgets and plug-ins that you can tap into from 3rd party developers.
Web designer philosophy
I get a kick out of designing beautiful, streamlined websites with customised SEO to match.
Web designs should be eye-catching, elegant, easy to navigate, and quickly found by potential customers.
At Sunshine Design, our websites are expertly designed, easily customised, and easy to maintain with in-house editing after the handover of the site.
Easy like WIX
All of our premium sites use an intuitive front-end editing builder and a Divi Builder theme. The front-end editing is similar to WIX with drop and drag. This intuitive front-end builder has over 40 customisable modules and is continually improving. Divi designs can be made from scratch or premade templates, much like Wix.
WIX for web design versus WordPress themes and Shopify.
After designing on Wix, Dreamweaver, Shopify and other WordPress themes, I prefer web design with Divi.
I may be biased since I’ve used Divi for eight years now, but in that time, many clients have asked me to transfer sites from Wix and Local Search and Elementor over to Divi. Divi is the number one WordPress builder worldwide and continues to improve in speed and design functionality. Support is great, and the open-sourced nature of WordPress Plug-ins means that the market is fiercely competitive, adding value and functionality to the sites through e-commerce, security, optimisation and SEO.
However, if you want a web design on Wix, SEO, design, analytics, and marketing is universal on any platform.
Web Design, SEO, social and marketing for online success
Below are the primary skills sets that you should ask about from your web developer and designer to create successful website marketing for your business.
- Researching strategies
- Branding strategy
- Marketing Advice
- Web Hosting and domain advice
- Photoshop and stock images
- Animation and illustration
- Social sharing strategies
- Subscription mailing lists
- Contact forms
- Web design training
- Local Google business pages
- Google search console for Analytics
- Plug-in recommendations
- Security and backup systems
- Staging sites
Customised web design strategies
Every business is different and has unique needs for its marketing and design, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with me for a price estimate and strategy for design and SEO based on your business requirements.
Phone Stuart Flynn – 0414 505 393
Designing outside the box!
The Divi theme is fluid and intuitive. Almost any design is possible. The modules are extensive, plus Divi enables you to do complex animation and create more interest with transformation tools.
You’re no longer restricted by the blocky limitations of most WordPress themes. More flexibility allows you to make exciting adjustments to your design for more interest and engagement.
Graphic design folio
Please see below for a selection of work from my graphic design folio.
SEO combined with excellent web design
Everything I do in web design SEO is for increasing traffic and retaining potential customers.
Combining commercial design and responsive online optimisation, we can successfully achieve functionality, speed, beauty, SEO and user experience.
At Sunshine Design, I’m passionate about sharing experience, wisdom and my love for online advertising. And at the end of the day, I want to help you produce an easy to find and relevant website for your business.
Business owners are often time-poor. But a good website can help give you back that time by increasing leads without any extra effort.
Keep web SEO thriving with new posts and content.
As a designer, my business would be dead in the water without an online folio of work. Plus, online is such an immediate medium for summing up and showcasing my business. As well as that, my website allows close interaction with the client.
An optimised website can work quietly, day and night, while you’re spending your valuable time working on face to face relationships and other productive things in the business.
In summary, I love that an optimised web design is fluid, intuitive to use and flexible.
For a no-obligation chat please call me –
Stu Flynn – Divi Designer and WordPress expert:
0414 505 393
Fully customised web designs and functionality
Every element, colour, font and arrangement on your web designs are completely editable, from the back end and the front end. Every element and webpage design can be duplicated and moved between the site, making the web design technical process more efficient and leaving more quality time on honing the website design, functionality, SEO and user experience.
Music website including 3rd party plug-ins
A funky brand design and website for music producer Stufly
Using 3rd party plug-ins and code, you can integrate music, video or social media into any website.
‘Stufly’ markets his music to a younger audience, so I’ve used clever imagery to achieve a youthful brand.