I’ve long been preaching the team effort of how great web design and great search engine optimization work together, each benefiting the other. I’m of the opinion these days that you can’t have one without the other.
SEOmoz posted the same thoughts today looking at 7 Cutting Edge Web Design Trends That Can Actually Improve SEO.
The opening graphic on the mesh of SEO and web design growing importance on today’s web is a simple, but great one.
For too long, many web designers and SEO’s have treated their skills on separate islands, but that’s changing. It takes great interface design and code to properly structure your contents value and position and vice versa.
It takes these elements working together, in a crowded space to attract links, attention, traffic and then convert that attention into something more valuable.