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11 Website Reviews to Teach You How to Do Your Own Website Audit

Have you ever visited a website and something just didn’t look right?

Did something frustrate you with how hard it was to get access to “something”?  or thought to yourself “I wish it was easier to do this”

As a website designer, it’s critical to put the user experience in the forefront, otherwise it will sacrifice leads and sales.

In this video, I’m going to show you 11 websites, in which half of them I’m an actual client.  I’ll review their home pages from top to bottom so you can learn about simple little things that work well and things that should be fixed.   You can take this information and apply it to your own website audit and if you’re building your first website, you’ll know right up front what not to do.

Individual Website Design Reviews and Timestamps

I’ve also linked their websites in case you want to check them out.


Here is a list of the website design terms used in this video.


  • Social Media Links
  • Primary Navigation
  • Secondary Navigation
  • Drop Down Menu
  • Logo
  • Header
  • Hero Section
  • Hello Bar
  • Call to Action / CTA
  • Banner
  • Slider/Gallery/Carousel
  • Brand Statement/Tagline
  • Parallax
  • Hover
  • Header Styles
  • Body Copy
  • Opt-in and CTA
  • Sidebar
  • Blog Display / Masonry / Grid
  • Contact Form
  • Embedded Content
  • Footer
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Service
  • Section
  • Accordion
  • Visual Brand
  • Font Pairs
  • Search Bar
  • Social Proof
  • Gateway
  • Testimonials
Join me in the next post where I go into more detail about the website lingo covered so you’re not scratching your head the next time you come across any of these terms.

Before I close off, was there anything that stood out for you in this review?  please share in the comments below.

Until next time, stay inspired.

Gisèle Grenier

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