View Full Version : Important Concepts For Website Design And Building

08-02-2011, 01:28 AM
You may be building a website for your business, personal site, hobby, or organization. Web design can be creative and fun, but there are some concepts that go along with building and designing a site. It is important to follow these concepts so you will have the best looking site to fit your needs. Design rules and concepts are necessary in the site building process. You want a page that pops, sizzles, and mystifies, but that also informs the site user about your product or service to increase sales and profit revenue. It may be appealing to go all out and make a site splashy to attract people to your site, but the truth is that it can often have a better effect when you keep it simple. When a site is too busy and too filled with graphics it will just look bad and usually unprofessional. Make sure your page works with all of the web browsers. It may display fine on one browser and still be a total disaster on another. Always check the compatibility before going public. Create informative and informational headers to catch attention and bring new visitors to your site. Getting their attention is the key. Think of how the latest pop stars get their attention and success; many do outrageous and eye opening things to get the attention of the public. Just remember to get the right attention when you create these headlines as the wrong note can have the opposite effect of what you are looking for. When you create a new site for your personal use or business, you want to generate a lot of traffic to your site. Use SEO principles to do this. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This means using various techniques to help get excellent placement in web searches. This in turn creates more traffic and more people to your site. The more people that visit your site the more it will help you. More traffic also means that you'll have people talking about your business or product. Word of mouth is very helpful in spreading the word.

Get a web counter for your page. This will tell you how many people have visited your site. It gives you a good idea of how much traffic you are generating and how many visitors come to your over a given amount of time. Also, designing a comments section is a good way to get feedback on your site and how you are doing. Create a comments section to let individuals and customers give their thoughts on your products or services. Feedback is necessary in any business. Without customer comments and feedback businesses would have no idea how their venture is doing and the building of a site becomes pointless.

Hopefully these little tips and time saving tools will help when you're creating your website for personal, business, or organizational use. Use them to your advantage and think about each helpful tool as a building block to creating a better site that grab your attention and keep it.