If you’re planning to hire website designers in Surrey to revamp your online presence you need to make sure that not only do you brief them to create a site that represents your business, but that you’re also directing your efforts at the most important places on your site.

Crowd Learning Hub recently shared a number of website statistics that could help you better understand what you need to focus on when designing a website.

For instance, research by Blue Corona found that 38 per cent of people will stop engaging with a website if its content or layout is unattractive.

The same firm also found that almost half (48 per cent) of people believe that a website’s design is the most important factor in determining a business’s credibility. If that’s not an incentive to get professional help to revamp your website, we’re not sure what is.

But it’s not just the design itself you need to think about, it’s also how this will work on different devices. A survey by infront webworks found that 72 per cent of people want websites to be mobile friendly.

What’s more, comScore data shows that almost two out of every three minutes spent online now comes from mobile devices. Responsive websites are, therefore, an important area for businesses to get right.

Make sure you also consider some of the big web design trends for the year too. We recently highlighted some of the top things to watch, including the rise of interactive user experience, and the increasing use of customised graphics by businesses of all sizes.