<< by Jenny DeGraff on May 15th, 2013
As a designer, I sometimes feel at the mercy of my copywriting marketer counterparts. I wonder how much influence design can really have on the conversion rate of a landing page. Don’t people just need to be informed and persuaded by excellently prepared and relevant copy?
Not necessarily. Visitors are typically not willing to spend more than 4 seconds to decide if your page, company, or product is a good fit. They won’t scroll and they won’t read. They will scan the content and if they don’t see what they’re looking for, they simply hit the back button and move on to a competitor. So with only 4 seconds of influence, the design and layout become more important than ever.
Of course, creating a beautiful user experience has always been (or should be) the goal of any web designer. But how can we influence conversion with aesthetics to achieve the perfect landing page design?