Monthly Archives: March 2015

Web Design Creativity



A lot of web designers focus entirely too much on programming languages and writing code.  They fail to realize that creativity and an imagination can be just as important as a wealth of knowledge with programming and coding.  The first website I developed was a very simple HTML site.  Nothing ground breaking but the content was entertaining and I had several daily visitors on my college campus.

It was about stand up comedy and had a few links to the various comedy clubs in town, a joke of the day, and some Youtube videos of my favorite comedians.  I even threw some advertising up on the site and managed to make a little money.  Not a ton of money, but definitely some beer money for a poor college kid.  When I graduated college and moved back to St. Louis I was able to sell the domain to some guy in Dayton for $500.  Not a bad graduation present. And what did I do with that $500.  I got the windows tinted on my 15 year old car.  Ha.  Stupid college student…

So what am I getting at?  When people do a search on google, do you really think they care how fancy the website they find is?  No.  They are looking for whatever it is they want.  If I’m looking for a lawn care company, I’m going to click on one of the first websites to show up.  And if that website has some good things to say and doesn’t look like some idiot put it together, I’m probably going to give that lawn care company a call and set up some service.  Don’t get all caught up in the latest designing languages.  Use what you are comfortable using and don’t over complicate things

You will find that with great content and simple design ideas, your websites will attract the people that you are looking for.  Use your imagination and creativity to create great, effective, and simple web sites.  The sky is the limit when it comes to web design.  Don’t be afraid to learn a new programming language, but don’t forget the basics.  You can even use simple HTML coding to create awesome websites

Good luck with all of your designing and don’t forget the basics.  The basics could make you a great living and you won’t have any of the headaches that fancy web designers have.  Trust me on this.