Jul 15, 2013
26 Things You Should Know Before You Develop A Website
Posted by Irfan Ahmad Digital Information World Author Pakistan author profile Monday, July 15, 2013 Blogging , info-graphics
A company's website is a best tool to build brand awareness on the internet, but before you develop a great website, you need to know 26 things that are very crucial for every business blog.
Choose a name that people can remember well and choose wisely (and appropriately) whether you use .com, .net, or something else.
Choose a reliable one and look at how much capacity you need.
What is the purpose of the website: business, corporate, e-commerce, etc.
LAYOUT AND COLOR
Color affect the 'feel' of your site. Neat layout is always preferred. Don't forget about footer too!
Clear site map and flow chart.
Your website has to provide a good and informative content to the users. Target certain keywords to rank high in search engines. The type of content like language, picture, video, etc have influence of how fast or how slow that website will load.
You have know who your audiences are, then you can build content that attract them.
Don't put too much advertisement in your website. If is not necessary, don't put it here.
POP UP MESSAGE
Prevent pop up message. It is the most annoying type of advertising because of slow loading and sometimes you can't close it.
Good website should be simple, and professional.
BUTTONSMake an eye catching buttons and "call to" action button like buy now or download now. Try using bright colors like orange or yellow.
You can choose from a clean look, colorful look, or you can consider patterned background too.
Choose image carefully as it will create a lasting impression for everyone, so you want it to be good and memorable.
EASY NAVIGATIONUsers can easily find what they want and what they are looking for.
There are so many good and excellent websites out there, but you have to make your website stand out from the other.
Keep your up-to-date to keep visitors coming back.
OPTIMIZEDA good website has to be search engine friendly. It means it is easy to find your website in the search engine.
A good website has to be able to be viewed properly in all types of modern browser, example: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari.
Formerly, web design made 980px in width. But as responsive web design is getting popular, a site can be designed up to 1230px in width.
Integrate social media to your website to facilitate easy content sharing.
Choose your typography. Legible font is definitely important. You don't want people to squint their eyes when reading your text.
If visitors have to register to interact with your website, give them advantages when they do.
TRACKING AND ANALYTICS
With it, you can monitor how your website goes, and how to optimize it.
PROVIDE SECURITYVisitors have to feel safe when they leave their information in your website. Especially when they have to register their contacts detail or credit card number.
FOOTERFooter may not be the main thing in a site, but with a well-designed footer. you can impress your visitors.
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