Do you run a consumer based business? If so, a great way to drive more people to your website and increase sales is to utilize seasonal web design. Seasonal web design is a digital marketing tool in which your website reflects the current season and/or holiday. Seasonal web design is effective because it can evoke emotion, create personal connections, and help consumers connect with your brand. Who doesn’t get in the festive mood when they see these Christmas themed websites? Here are our tips and tricks on how you can get your customers excited for the new season and your brand!
Have an outdoor time lapse video.
Today video has never been bigger. One of the biggest web design trends right now is video because it’s attention grabbing. We recently built the new website for the Salem Witch Museum. On the homepage of the website is a timelapse of the Salem Witch Museum from the outside. If you revisit their website in the fall, you’ll see the video is slightly different because it will be an autumnal time lapse. And if you return to the website in the winter, the video will show the museum during the winter. We’ve done this to the museum’s website to 1) entice the viewer and 2) to show the museum is open year round and not just in October. A time lapse video is an awesome way to show consumers what your business is up to during each new season.
Redesign your logo for the different holidays/seasons.
If you’re going to embark on seasonal branding, having a seasonal logo is an absolute must. Logos are incredibly important in any business as they are the image people associate with your company. We strongly advise if you’re going to be doing seasonal promotions, to create a new fun, seasonal logos. This will catch people’s eyes and direct them to your site to see your sales. Check out what some of the biggest brands have done to their logos during the holiday season in December.
Add seasonal colors.
Another way to spice things up is to change the colors on your website to the colors of season and/or holiday we’re in. Holidays and colors are very closely tied together. When you see orange and black, your mind immediately thinks of Halloween. And when you hear green and red, you think of Christmas. Using associated colors is another strong visual tactic to catch the attention of your audience.
Upload seasonal photos.
Our last tip is simpler and is something you can do on your own if you’re not much a website wiz. For this last tip, we suggest uploading some seasonal snaps. If you’re from New England, take some photos outside. We’re fortunate we live in area of the world where we receive visible signs when a new season arrives, like snow and foliage. If you have seasonal products, make sure those are uploaded to the homepage to inform your visitors. Consider doing some flat lays with your seasonal products.
If you’re looking to implement a seasonal web design for your business, contact us today! At Sperling Interactive, we have the developers, designers, photographers, and ideas to make your website extra special during each new season.