You will likely feel intimidated by starting a brand new website, but see it as an exciting new venture. First-time site builders are often confused about fundamental issues like where to start, how to get advice and what their site will ultimately cost. Use the following advice as a foundation for all your future website development efforts.
If you want your website to attract many visitors, it must be simple to navigate. Links should be displayed where users will find them easily. Menus also make navigation more user-friendly. Link to the main page from every other page of the site so that visitors can easily find important information.
Use some pictures on your site to make your site attractive. It makes you seem more friendly that way. Those pictures can lead to a lot more post views per visitor.
It is important to always make users needs a priority. The design of the website must be centered on the end user at all times. These needs include user interaction, accessibility, and user experience. You need to take this into consideration. Look at the site through the eyes of a user as you design.
Test your site on multiple browsers, platforms (Windows 7, Windows XP, Linux, etc.) and devices (Mac, PC, tablets, cell phones, etc.) Each individual browser will interpret your site differently, and sometimes, the user experience varies dramatically between each browser. There are a number of resources that you can use to determine what popular web browsers should be tested. Make sure to view your site in the most-used web browsers and as many mobile browsers as possible.
When designing a website, use independent CSS pages and conditional loading. You will thank yourself later, when both the maintenance and testing process is simpler. You want to have an easy time making changes and doing the inevitable maintenance you’ll need on your site in the future.
Now that you’ve read the advice contained herein, you should be ready to tackle the first steps of creating your site. Create a budget, locate all needed resources, and start to draft a visual plan for the site. You should be able to design a site that fits your needs and budget, and you should get on it today.