Kelly Zugay, Co-Founder of With Grace and Gold®
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Your brand and web design lay a foundation for your small business; they serve as an introduction to your small business and a means through which your prospective clients can feel connected to you and confidently choose to work with you. Over the years, we’ve been entrusted to create thousands of custom brands and web designs for small business owners all over the world, and by blending beautiful design with purpose-driven design, we’ve equipped those business owners to showcase their expertise and better connect with and book their prospective clients. We believe less is more when it comes to both brand design and web design, because, above all, your brand and web design are created for your audience — for your visitors to be seamlessly led toward confidently choosing your business. Today, we’re excited to share why minimal web design matters for your small business.
Why Minimal Web Design Matters
Welcome to Episode 186 of The Brand It, Build It Podcast: Why Minimal Web Design Matters.
Visitors’ attention spans, including our own, tend to be quite short. Visitors like you and me often skim through websites to find what we’re looking for quickly. That’s why at With Grace and Gold, we believe in creating a delicate and strategic balance in web design. A clean, minimal, and conversion-driven web design that guides visitors seamlessly toward your products and services can make all the difference. Note, clean, minimal, and conversion-driven doesn’t necessarily mean quick, easy, or simple to create; sometimes, the sleekest and most modern designs can require a great deal of care, strategy, and time. Today, I’m excited to share why minimal web design matters and how to create a minimal web design for your business.
Minimal design isn’t about sacrificing detail or intention. It’s about showcasing what truly matters, creating an engaging, connection-focused, and conversion-driven design. It’s a design that your visitors can explore with ease, form a meaningful connection with, and ultimately, confidently choose.
One common mistake in web design is focusing too much on non-revenue-generating areas of your business. For example, dedicating a large section of your Home page to a recent blog post rather than showcasing a revenue-generating product or service. Each page of your web design should have a single, clear goal – encouraging your visitor to take action, whether it’s contacting you, making a purchase, or booking a service. Your website should be about moving your business forward through conversions.
Minimal web design ensures your website serves visitors in a way they value. Visitors have certain design standards and expectations, and when your web design aligns with these expectations, you provide a seamless, easy, and natural experience.
Lastly, minimal design helps you focus on what matters most to your visitors. It’s not about creating a website for yourself; it’s about serving your audience well. This is one of the most common barriers business owners encounter: believing their brand and web design should be what they love and feel connected to, rather than what their prospective client will love and feel connected to. A successful web design speaks to prospective clients, communicates your expertise effectively, and above all, equips your visitors for success.
Creating A Minimal Web Design
Now, let’s talk about how you can create a minimal design that’s rooted in supporting your long-term business goals. First, determine what your visitors value. Understand how your website answers their questions or how your products and services solve their problems.
- Outline your website and assign a specific goal to each page. This provides a clear roadmap for success. Curate your photography and copywriting to ensure every detail serves your audience effectively.
- Maintain brand consistency. Use your brand details consistently throughout your website, from your color palette to your font styles. This helps communicate your credibility and establishes a strong foundation for future growth.
- Embrace white space. Give your content room to breathe. It ensures that visitors can seamlessly digest the content and navigate your website with ease.
- Finally, create a clear call-to-action on every page. This guides your visitors toward the actions you want them to take, whether it’s signing up for your newsletter, scheduling a consultation, or making a purchase.
Achieving a balance between engaging and minimal web design can be a challenge, but it’s a challenge worth taking on. Whether you choose to hire a professional web designer or apply these actionable tips to a website template — like we offer in our Showit Website Template shop — remember that your web design can work on your behalf and serve as a foundation for the growth of your business. Thanks for tuning in!
About Brand It, Build It Podcast, Hosted by Kelly Zugay
Hosted by Kelly Zugay, co-founder of With Grace and Gold, The Brand It, Build It Podcast is a leading small business marketing podcast for small business owners, creatives, and founders. Weekly, brief, actionable episodes will equip you to build a successful, sustainable small business. Since 2014, With Grace and Gold has provided award-winning custom brand and Showit web design and completely customizable Showit website templates for small businesses worldwide.