Making Over Your Old Website Step by Step

Making Over Your Old Website Step by Step

When was the last time you gave your website a makeover? If the answer is never or not in the past two years, then listen up! Technology is changing, with larger screens and more mobile devices being used than ever before. These affect the way your website is seen by visitors and in turn, the impression they receive of your business. Different screen sizes impact on where your text and graphics sit on the screen, what they look like, how much content is shown and the navigation of your website. It is easy to correct these problems with some simple DIY website design work, especially when you use a user-friendly platform like Website Builder!

Giving Your Website the Ultimate Makeover

When we think of website makeovers, many of us instantly put the idea into the too hard basket. However, it is not that tricky and only involves working through a few steps at a time. They are:

  • Increase font size and line spacing – older websites were created with smaller screen sizes in mind. To avoid your visitors needing to use a magnifying glass to read your text, make the font size larger. By increasing the line spacing on your site, you will help it to look less cluttered and easier to read.

  • Use bullet points – a tabular layout on your website will result in your tables being wrapped or stacked on top of one another on a mobile device. While the content will still be there, you cannot the control the order it is displayed in. Nor can you control how it is seen by the visitor. It is better to use bullet points to get your messages across or to use our Drag and Drop Editor. It is simple and easy to use. You just choose where you would like the image or text box to be, then click on it and move it. We’ve got two instructional videos on using our Drag and Drop Editor for some extra help on our YouTube Channel – Part 1 and Part 2.

  • View on multiple devices – if you have different devices, then this is something you can do yourself. If not, asking friends and family to look and send you some screenshots works fine too. There are also a few free online software options which allow you to see what your website looks like on different size devices. What is my Screen Resolution lets you insert the URL of the page you want to test and then select the screen size and device type to view it on. It is easy to use and has plenty of different devices to choose from.

We have three main template types, letting you choose the right one for your business. They are:

  • Dedicated Mobile Website Template

  • Responsive Mobile Website Template

  • Completely Separate Mobile Websites

Each one has been developed for a specific purpose and are regularly updated. Head over to our mobile and responsive design templates page to learn more about choosing the right template for your business.

Tags: web design  

Posted: Thursday 23 March 2017