So you’re a bit of an idiot where web design is concerned. There is nothing to be ashamed about; we all have to start learning somewhere.
What is web design?
Web design is the look and feel of your website. A website is basically a collection of web pages (files) that contain text and images and the design is how it looks and functions
What’s the point in good web design?
Well the better your design the more likely you are to get visitors to visit your site and come back time and time again. Also good design can have a major impact on the whole success of your website
What are the main key points to good web design?
You want a site that is pleasant to the eye and easy to navigate. A sight with multicolor and flashing images will put a lot of people off. Your website should load quickly too, so a home page with a huge picture on it will take a long time to load even if you have a fast internet connection, and a lot of people will not wait for the picture to load. So a simple design without flash is the best bet.
Who is the right person to design my website?
It is best to find someone with an eye for great design and experience in designing websites. Someone who can show you a portfolio of websites they have already designed for people.
How will Google find me?
Once you have listed your site on another website it will be listed on Google. How will my site get found by Google search terms? Well you have to realize that Google finds pages by finding the most relevant page for that particular search term. So say for instance you want to be found with the search terms ‘pink elephant’ your site has to have the most relevant amount of content about ‘pink elephants’. If there is another site with more pages and text on pink elephants then that site will come up before you. Also your site needs to be popular, and sites are popular by the amount of links to your site. Listing your site on as many directories as possible is one way of creating link popularity and also writing articles and posting them on article sites is another great way. But remember to leave a short bio with a link back to your site.
I still don’t get it, what should I do?
Find an experienced company that will do all this for you, preferable a company that offers, domain name registration, web design, web hosting, web marketing, and search engine optimisation.
Carolyn is the webmaster of Discount Domains for affordable web design.
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