The homepage is the most important page of any website. It’s the shop-front of your business online and in the majority of cases, will be the single most visited page on your site. 
Your homepage is your best opportunity to make a great first impression.  
 
If your website is to be successful and perform as it should, you need to get it right. It has to appeal to all of your target audience and customers, providing the right information and compelling them to take action. 
 
Include these 9 important elements to create a winning Homepage: 
 
1. A great headline 
In 2017, it doesn’t matter what your business does - every organisation needs a professional website if it is going to achieve its full potential. 
Although the majority of businesses are now online, recent figures suggest that 30% of businesses still don’t have a working website
An ecommerce site can be significantly more complex than your average web build. 
 
There’s a lot to think about, and effective planning is essential if your online shop is going to perform as it should. 
A new website is a big investment – which is why it’s so important that you get the right, professional support from a web design company you can depend on. 
 
Choose the right web designer and everything else should run smoothly, leaving you with a beautiful website that delivers real returns on your investment. Make the wrong decision, and you risk wasting a lot of time, money and effort on something that simply doesn’t work for your business. 
Ensure that you get the right web designer for your new website by following these top tips.mary on the main blog page.  
The importance of a great charity website 
In 2017, it’s never been more important for a charity to build a strong online presence – and this starts with a great website. 
 
At it'seeze Web Design Ryedale, we specialise in creating affordable, editable, and easy to use websites that perform in the real world. In this post, we take a look at the benefits to charities of having a great website, and what charities can do to ensure that their websites achieve their potential. 
 
Why you need a great website 
The Importance of Quality Web Copy 
When most people start planning a new website, it’s the design that they focus on first. Web content is often an afterthought – something to go with the design, rather than an integral part of the website. 
 
In reality, your web content is the single most important aspect of your site. Quality copy is absolutely essential if your website is going to work as it should, and your business is going to perform to its full potential online. 
 
In this post, we take a look at why web content is so important, what makes quality copy, and what you can do to ensure that your web copy works for your business. 
The Mystery to Business Success in Malton? Get Out There and Communicate! 
On the 23rd of March, along with a number of others, I've been asked to be one of the business experts offering free advice at the Malton Popup Business Café. The event takes place at Malton Golf Club between 9.00am and 1.00pm. Why don't you come along and take advantage of it? 
 
Here's an article sent out by the event organisers: 
 
‘’There’s no mysterious solution to business success’’ says Rob Davies of itseeze websites, ‘’you’ve just got to get out there and communicate’’ and communicating - especially online, is Rob's speciality. 
Rob started his web marketing business in Malton three years ago. ‘’I’ve worked on over 130 websites during that time’’ says Rob, who believes that for him, Malton was a brilliant town in which to start his business. 
 
‘’In a district as spread out as Ryedale, businesses can often be quite insular’’ says Rob, ‘’this shouldn’t be the case, it’s important to reach out for help and advice, whether you’re just starting out or growing your business’’. 
Business Advice Pops Up at Malton Business Cafe
Building your own website is a great idea, isn’t it? Quick, easy and cheap, it’s the perfect solution for a savvy business owner willing to have a go… 
…except of course, it isn’t! 
 
The market is full of DIY website builders, and it can be tempting to try and create your own website using an online tool or template – but in the vast majority of cases, this won’t do your business any favours. 
 
Just because you can build your own website, doesn’t mean you should! Here are our top 5 reasons why it’s better to leave it to the professionals. 
If your business is going to perform as it should online, you need a website that looks the part – but what makes a good website design? 
This month, we take a look at some of the hallmarks of effective web design, and explore how a visually appealing, intelligently designed and easy to use website can benefit your business performance. 
 
1. Clear navigation and the three click rule 
 
People are coming to your website for a reason – and if they can’t find the information they want quickly and easily, they’re likely to go elsewhere. 
 
The user experience needs to be at the centre of any great web design. Clear, intuitive navigation is essential, so cut out the clutter, say no thousands of links, and ensure that everything is as clean and simple as possible. 
10 easy, practical steps to improve online business performance 
Could your website be performing better? 
Would you like more web traffic? 
Do you want your website to start delivering real returns? 
 
For most small business owners, the answer to all three questions is a resounding yes! 
 
Boosting the business performance of your website is something you can do yourself, today.