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One of the biggest requests we get through our web design service is, "How can I make my Weebly site look better or more professional?"
There's no doubt that everyone who has a website wants it to look good and be appealing to the eye, but it's very important to remember that web design is, at its core, design, and design will always be subjective.
There's no objective design standard for web design, so this means you can design your website anyway you want and you can't be wrong in your expression.
Yes, there are trends in web design that come and (will) go, such as sliders, sections, white content areas with box shadows and grey backgrounds (i.e., Google), but not following the current web design trends doesn't mean your website's design can't stand out from the crowd and turn heads.
Since there are no objective design standards for web design, this means that there is nothing objective, or black and white, you could do to your site's design that will immediately make it that much more professional.
There are, however, things you can do to your website's design that can help you express the vision you have for your site, better, which in turn, could make it look more professional -- to the subjective eye. Some common elements to consider for bringing the design vision you have for your site to life can include, but aren't limited to:
In other words, just because one site can pull of a specific font and color well doesn't mean your site can. The reason? Well, that specific font and color may work well against the background they're using, which, you are not.
By creating different combination of styling elements, you create a site design that becomes not so much professional, but moreso uniquely you.
Being "professional looking" doesn't guarantee success with searching engine ranking, selling your product, your visitors' bounce rate, etc. There are sites with 10 and 15 year old designs that do really well, and then there are sites that look amazing and modern, but just can't seem to reach the limelight.
In the end, when you're done crafting your web piece, what truly matters is that you have created something that you can be proud of, and it accurately conveys and articulates your message in the best manner possible. Of course, SEO matters, but that's a completely different animal.