A good restaurant website requires not only good website design skills but also the understanding on customer friendly and browser compatibility issues. New York City, not only does it have some of the best cuisine in the world, but also the most powerful and creative web design companies and studios. To create a successful website for your restaurant business and maintain its popularity, let’s take a look at some tips from Skygate Media, a creative web design company located in the New York City as well as Connecticut who has recently been ranked #2 on www.toptenwebsitedesigncompanies.com.
Think in terms of customers, they are always on the run, searching for places to wine and dine on their mobile devices. There are some established dining guides and listing directory websites available. However, without a website that is branded correctly with restaurant image and cuisine style, a directory listing is hard for customers to truly predetermine their dining decisions.
Mobile devices are great, iphones, ipads, blackberry and other popular cell phones with internet capabilities. Blogs, technology news articles and official websites have stated that Apple devices are not flash capable. This means that if your restaurant website is designed with Flash technology, customers who use Apple products will not be able to view your website on their mobile devices.
Nonetheless, flash websites have been used by many restaurants due to the slick look that Flash produces. Flash sets a mood on your website and supports the restaurant image and food style – “the taste”. Music is also widely used. Many restaurants offer live band music on particular nights to drive after hour traffic. Many websites use music to support this kind of marketing idea. Depending on your target market, the use of music can vary. Sound on websites can be an extreme topic, either “very annoying” or “what a nice touch”.
It is important to hire the right web design company for your restaurants in New York City. It is important to use the correct marketing approach to present the information on your restaurant website and be able to turn contact information, menu, chef’s specials and photo gallery into precise and useful information which help customer make a decision quickly without investing time into finding the phone number for reservation or researching on other listing directories.
Skygate Media, www.skygatemedia.com, thinks that coding creates the magic. With a qualified website developer doing the right job, a slick flash website which truly represents how restaurants complete a customer’s desire can still target Apple mobile device users. Another concern with Flash sites on load time is a question on selecting the best of the best hosting company who can handle heavy site traffic and animated websites with creative design elements.
To learn more about creating a media friendly website for restaurants and other retail businesses, contact Skygate Media for a design consultation. A mouthwatering photo of your signature dishes tells a thousand words; without proper development and management of your website, a photo will not be enough to turn site traffic to real foot traffic.