10 pro tips to get people to trust your site

In the report 'Truth, Lies and the Internet', think tank Demos found that a third of teens polled in the UK believe any information found online was true without qualification. Even more staggering is that 15 per cent of that group admit to making a decision about the truthfulness of the content of a web page based on appearance alone.

Design serves a single primary purpose: to gain the trust of its intended audience. Research shows that within the first second of viewing a design, even before reading a single word, we've already determined our opinion about the likely quality and trustworthiness of what we're looking at.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.