Regardless if you are creating your own website design or paying someone lots of money to code and design your website, YOU need to be an advocate for yourself and see how your website looks on several platforms.
That means different resolutions from large monitors down to the iPhone 4S. From Internet Explorer on a PC to Chrome on a Mac. It also means looking at it from a fast download speed of 100 MBps to 3G data speeds on a phone.
In the end, the question is, can you navigate well on your site, is anything broken, and is the message you are wanting to communicate getting communicated.
The infographic below takes a look at some of the big stats they have complied for web users. Here are some of my favorites:
- The time needed to a user’s eye to land on the website’s area of influence is suppose to be 2.6 seconds, though I have heard people giving extended time on data speeds on a phone.
- 94% of first impressions are design related. That means logos, faces, and ministry all through design and photos, not text.
- Many users do go “below the fold, but most do not scroll to the bottom of the page. Churches, where are you putting your contact information and service times?
How does your church website fare?