Web Design For Beginners
November 8, 2015
If you have your own business or simply want to have your own website to reach out to prospective customers you need a great website. Your potential customers or clients want to see you on the net.
You do not need to be an expert at designing websites to start off. You need to just be aware of three things; using HTML, registering for a domain name and finding a service to host your website.
The first thing that the website needs is a domain name. A domain name is nothing but the address for your identity on the Internet. For e.g www.google.com, is the domain name for the search engine by Google. Your domain name has to be registered for a certain period of time. The name that you decide should be such that it easily identifies with your company name or product that you are selling or the purpose of the website.
It should be easy to remember and as short as possible. If you can include one of your keywords in it – then great – but it isn’t essential. Something quirky, that also stands out as being different is also a good way to go.
Once you have the domain name registered you need to have an website designed. Something to stand out from the crowd.
You need to know HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) to be able to create the design for the web pages. HTML is necessary for browsers who can only interpret pages created as HTML pages.
When designing your web page you should make it simple and easy to understand. You should design it in a modular manner so that it has a balanced and structured look. This simplicity would enable your potential clients to understand your business products and/or services and fetch them desired information.
If you do not know HTML there are various sites that offer tutorials of short durations. You can develop your own website which is versatile and to your liking and tastes, or you could get Slinky to come up with a concept for you.
Using professional web designing services offer the most professional and consistent result – but you should be prepared to pay for the service.
Once your website is ready you need to host your site. This will allow your website to be viewed on the world wide web (WWW).
Costs for hosting usually depend on your bandwidth requirements along with the speed you want to connect with.
You need to ensure that your site has been optimized for searches. You can accomplish this with the diligent use of keywords. Other marketing options like banners and links can also be used.
Good quality content is key to retaining visitors and turning them into paying customers or clients.