Your Homepage Must Look Current - Bright Orange Thread

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Design Trends
They Are a Changin'

What it means to look "current" on the web is constantly changing.

A homepage that looked sleek and modern 5 years ago, now looks completely out-of-date:

Today, stock photos, Times New Roman font and dated layouts are a major turn-off and make a bad first impression on users.

Find out what people are saying about your site.

A current design will reaffirm your credibility and make users want to keep reading.

Your users have taste. They visit dozens of websites a day and know the difference between a current design and a dated one.

Keep a pulse on the newest design trends and use them on your site where it's appropriate. There's nothing worse than a site using every modern design trend in the wrong way.

All of a sudden your bounce rate's doubled and the Marketing VP's scratching their head wondering what went wrong.

For more on what's hot and what's not in the design world, check out our previous blog posts:

  1. Video Backgrounds - when NOT to use them
  2. Why Stock Photography is Bad
  3. You Have 5 Seconds to Show Your Relevance
  4. Speaking Navigation - why you should use it
  5. Homepage Gimmicks - do they work?

Is your website current?

Find out what real users think!

About the Author
is the Lead Strategist of Bright Orange Thread. Reach him at hfrancke@brightorangethread.com
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