Transformed Through Design
In these "Before and After" concept examples we realigned the viewer's impression through design while using the site's existing textual content.
The layout is basic and does not showcase the company's products or advantages to the customer.
The site provides a message that a chart is missing. Missing images or broken links create a poor user experience and can reflect negatively on the company's reputation.
The site's fluid layout adjusts to desktop and tablet but on the phone, the main content gets cutoff.
To reinforce the brand, the logo was moved from under the left navigation to the top of the page. A rich navy was chosen to give the site a sense of trust.
Adding images to a website can increase the sense of trust. Facial characteristics are more positively received than images with no facial features.
With the use of responsive design, the layout adjusts to different screen widths: desktop, tablet and phone.
The narrow left-justified layout creates a large area of white space to the right on today's wide screen displays. This large area of space makes the site look small and unimportant. Most modern sites use a wider centered-justified layout that help fill the screen.
The main message of what the company does or stands for is lost on the home page. The content appears as one long paragraph which gives the user a sense of being overwhelmed.
Small navigation on the desktop can translate into difficult to access elements on a small screen device.
Having an effective call to action is an important part of any website. By creating a "We manage well-diversified portfolios..." message with a "Learn more" button, the message is helping direct customers to an important key feature of this business.
Imagery is one of the most powerful tools in visual design and here we added an image of people to reinforce trust.
With a fluid responsive design, the site and it's navigation adjusts to many devices.
The top half of the homepage is taken up by a large, dark image that contains hard to read text. The purpose and message of what the company does best is lost in the bottom half of the home page.
Sites usually update their copyright date every year, this site's date is four years old. The old copyright implies that the site is not up to date and that it is not a priority for the company.
The site uses an abbreviation for one of its products in the main navigation. Abbreviations or industry speak can alienate potential customers who are unfamiliar with the company's products.
A distinct call to action was created on the homepage based on what the company does best. This helps potential customers quickly understand what the company does and where they can find out more information.
The site's two products are showcased more prominently on the home page so potential customers can easily locate them to find more information.
Through the power of responsive design the user is presented with optimized content for their device, leading to an overall better user experience.
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