Design Makes a Difference!

Since the dot com bust, graphic design from the web has had to make a slow climb back to priority position on people’s want lists. Does design make a difference to the effectiveness of a site? You bet! We just switched the Maru-a-Pula site from a stock Web Site Baker template to a professionally-designed look and feel (by Elavacion, Inc.). Check out the traffic results.

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The content is identical. The school did not send out an announcement of the new design. People just plain started using it more. What do you think?

Before:

before

After:

After

2 comments

  1. Chris Lehmann says:

    O.k., o.k. — we’ll redesign SLA’s page already!

    *sheesh*

    🙂

    Nice redesign!

  2. Aly says:

    nicely done!
    I am just startin my own website for a small business, and I plan to use macromedia dreamweaver. Have you ever used it to design a webpage? If so, is it easy to use without taking a course? Or should I try another application.. (I use a mac)