Website design and
first step to any website designing project is of course,
obtaining a domain name for a domain
name registration company. Now that
you have got your domain name registered, the next important
step to consider is the design of your website, whether
designing it yourself or by a website
all depending on your budget and knowledge.
those who have yet to register the domain, the optimum
sequence in which to actually go about this is
to actually have a useable website ready to be uploaded
once your domain name is ready. In other words, focus on
obtaining a website before the registration of the domain
name. Why have a domain name live with no content or website
to it, or waste days after your registration is complete?
So, the smartest thing to do is to have your website,
whether small, medium or large, ready and useable before
the domain name registration is done.
Your "small but useable" website
is what this article focuses on..
referring to "small
but useable" it is important to keep these in 3 things
in mind : simplicity, appropriate content, simple navigation.
If one of these key elements are missing to your site,
you are more then likely to trip over yourself and run
into some problems with your site, as far as the success
of it goes. Strike a perfect balance between them
and you are bound
Website have no need for complexity or elements
of grandeur for them to be effective and serve their purpose.
everything about your website as simple as you can. Look
at the flow of your content, your language - do you use
any unnecessary nomenclature? Not everybody visiting your
site are Internet savvy, and most can be considered Internet
"illiterate". Therefore it is important not to scare them
with advanced terminology, no matter what theme
your website is about. The layout of the site (website
design) is another important thing to look at. Too many
on a website can become confusing and can be an important
reason why people might leave your site. This
is especially important if you are considering the potential
might be your future
. You will do yourself a great
deal of good sticking to simplicity.
content: Content is arguably the most important
aspect of the website. One must look at this aspect in
2 parts: making sure that the design and content of your
site will suffice to grab the visitors attention, and
keep them interested, and second, that your site will be
search engine friendly, and will be inviting to search
engine "spiders" . Visitors will want to the be pleased
with what they see - spiders don't care, they want logic
and content. For the visual part, it will depend on
the website design. For the logic and content, that
will be you website's meta tags, keywords titles and other
such elements - these are what will come in handy with
the spiders. As for visitors, they
across better if you can help them identify and relate
to your message or proposal in a more emotional manner.
Your visitors will not stay on your site or purchase your
product because you ASP or because you have designed your
in java. Your site content (and image) needs to inspire trust
and interest. Thus, your website's content it the hearth
and sole of it so make sure you keep that as a top priority...
navigation: Insure you site is easy to navigate.
Matching pages, clear descriptions of each section and
a good internal linking structures are important. Site
maps are very important. All these will help your visitors
focus and keep their attention on what they came to your
site for. As your site gets bigger and further content
is added, insure to include them to your site map. This
will also help the spiders to reach all
your pages. Make sure all your pages are connected, that
there are no broken links, etc.
These 3 simple points can go a long way in insuring your