Is the font easy to read?
Check to ensure your font size is easy to read on mobile and desktop. It should be large enough to read, and avoid using extravagant fonts that are not legible. You should also try to keep the number of fonts you use throughout your website to no more than two or three typefaces.
Does your website look good on mobile devices?
Mobile searches are up, which means it’s crucial to have a responsive design. If you view your website on a mobile device and it’s difficult to navigate, find certain information, or it’s an overall poor user experience, then it’s definitely time for a website redevelopment.
Do you have a consistent brand?
It’s important to take inventory of your online presence. Spend a few minutes looking at your branding across your social media channels and your website. Are the correct colors and logo used throughout all platforms? Make sure your website contains your current branding so that you have an effective online image.
Is your navigation practical?
Your website’s navigation bar should be intuitive and easy to find all information. If a first-time visitor has difficulty finding certain pages, there’s a problem. Make sure your navigation is simple and clean, and provides a robust user experience.
Are your photos and graphics outdated?
Visuals are an important piece of any website, and if they scream 1990s, you have some work to do. Having modern graphics and images will show that you’ve taken the time and effort to give your visitors the web experience that they deserve.
Do you have access to update and edit your own content?
If you don’t, that’s a clear sign it’s time for a website redevelopment. After your website is initially launched, having the luxury to go in and add pages, edit content, or upload new photos will save you time and money.
Organizations face the challenge of an outdated website today more than ever before. When your website is first built, all hands are on deck. But a few years go by and you realize your website hasn’t been touched in half of a decade. Use the checklist above to determine whether it’s time for a new website for your organization. Will you pass the test?