Building a site from the ground up is intriguing and intimidating. You might not be sure how to plan your site or who to ask to help you. You may not even know how much it costs to design and operate a website. You should go through this article to find out more about the basics of web designing and create the kind of design you always wanted.
Although it is common to see the www. at the front of a website URL, you should try to make sure that you can access your site whether you choose to include it or not. This will make it much easier for anyone to access regardless of how they type it.
It is imperative that all of your webpages have titles. Forgetting to include titles while designing your website can have disastrous consequences. The biggest reason is that it makes your website look unprofessional when there is no title, both on the webpage itself, and also on a search results page. Search engines also place heavy emphasis on titles when determining the content of your website. Remember to utilize keywords, and make your titles descriptive.
Don’t load rich content automatically. Rich content mainly refers to music and videos, but anything other than text or graphics qualifies. Many people browse in work environments where sounds suddenly playing is a big problem. Also, many people find such rich content annoying in general. Rich content should require some interaction from the user before playing.
For your image tags, always try to include a brief description in the ALT attribute. Not only is this good for search engine optimization, but it is also beneficial to the sight-impaired users who rely on screen readers to describe image tag contents. Make your description short and as descriptive as possible.
Try including real customer testimonials. Very few want to be the first to try a product or service, so let customers know that others have tried your wares and that they were pleased with them. Try asking some clients that have done projects with you to create a short paragraph about their experience with your company, to put on your site.
While you design the site, remember that it is not necessary to fill every square inch of your site with content. Filling every last pixel of available space can produce a cluttered effect your visitors may find overwhelming. Give your users a break by allowing space between different elements on each page. Sometimes, empty space can contribute to the look of a page as nicely as content does.
Don’t rely solely on the design tools provided by the host to build your site. If you stick with the plug-and-play site creator given to you by your host, your website is never going reflect your unique personality the way it should.
After reading this advice, it should be easy for you to start your website. You will need to draft a budget, look for advisers, and start making a sketch of your site. It is not necessary to spend a fortune creating a website. It just takes time, a little creativity and a willingness to learn. Good luck.