Best of 2017: Our Top 10 Web Design Blog Posts From Last Year

Published Jan 02, 2018. Updated Jun 14, 2019.

Best of 2017: Our Top 10 Web Design Blog Posts From Last Year

As another year draws to a close, we’re taking some time to reflect on the past months.

Here at Trajectory Web Design, 2017 was a busy year. We worked with some amazing clients, published several new case studies, and added two new team members. We started publishing content on our Medium and LinkedIn Pulse accounts.

We were named a top Atlanta web design agency on three separate occasions:

— Named #3 web design agency in Atlanta by Clutch

— Named #2 web design agency in Atlanta by UpCity

— Ranked in the top 26 Atlanta web design agencies by Expertise

best of 2017: Top Atlanta Web Design Agency

We also wrote a lot of new content to help you get the most out of your business websites. From old features to ditch, new features to include, and tips to engage website visitors, we made a point to educate and provide value with each article we published.

This week we’ve rounded up our 10 most popular articles from 2017 so that you can start the new year with our best tips in one easy-to-reach place. Which ones will you implement in 2018?

1. Updates or overhaul?

Your website may be out of date, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it needs a complete overhaul. Here are three definitive ways to know when it’s time for a new website and when it’s just time to install updates.

2. Things to remove from your website

If you already know your website needs updating, then this one is for you. Here’s a list of things to remove from your website for a fresh new look and improved user experience.

best of 2017: want a better website?

3. Things to add to your website

If you’ve already removed the clunky elements from your website and are ready to take things further, you’ll want to read this article first. Here are 20 steps you can take right now to get a better website, from figuring out your site’s goal to adding calls to action.

4. Make your visitors feel at home

Does your website make your visitors feel welcome? Things like slow load times, hard-to-read fonts, and broken links all create an inhospitable environment for your site’s users. Here are 5 easy ways to improve user experience on your website.

5. Give your site a modern feel

Is your website still reliant on Flash, desktop-only design, or stock images? These elements (and more) all make your website seem outdated and off-putting. Here are 7 elements your website needs to appeal to today’s users.

6. The case for FAQ pages (and how to implement them on your website)

Your FAQ page can play a huge role in your visitors’ decision to buy your product or service. Here’s why your website needs one, as well as what a great FAQ page should include.

Best of 2017: FAQ Pages

7. Designing for E-Commerce

E-commerce websites work harder than websites for service-based businesses, and their design needs special attention. Here are 14 things to consider when building a website for your e-commerce business.

8. Connect with users as they buy

The key goal of your e-commerce website is to get people to buy your products and services. Here’s how to use your site’s design to connect with buyers and encourage them through the process.

9. Get more visitors to your website with social media

A lot of businesses struggle to get people to their website. In today’s world, the solution lies with social media. Here’s how to use the most popular social platforms to get people to your site and into your sales funnel.

10. Use content to build your brand

Content is king, but a lot of businesses don’t know how to implement it into their marketing strategy effectively. Here’s what you need to know about content marketing to get the most out of your website’s pages.

Best of 2017: why content marketing?

Looking to update your website in the new year? Our team at Trajectory Web Design is ready to help. Together, we’ll take your business website from a tired piece of digital real estate to a beautifully responsive site with serious curb appeal. Tell us about your project to get started.

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