The internet is vast. Google alone lists over 3 billion pages. It would take you more than 99 years to see them all.
Although website design is something that can be done by many people, it’s not easy for everyone to design a website. Design is an important element that is often overlooked.
What image would this create for your business ……. if you sent out brochures to potential customers or customers and the brochure quality was poor?
Colour coordination is the most important thing to keep in mind when designing a website. You should aim for three main colors, with variations and tints. You run the risk that you use too many colors, which can make it difficult for people to see.
Navigation is next. Next, navigation and color coordination are top priorities. People will leave your site if it is difficult to navigate. Ask friends and family to check out your site after it is built. People will spend more time on websites that are easy to navigate.
A fine of $20,000 was imposed on an a commerical website that failed to ensure accessibility for people with sight impairments and disabilities. Although these rulings are rare (for now), it is important to use ALT tags (helping to describe the image) and text-based links wherever possible. You can find more information at http://www.w3.org
Your site is ready. It’s loaded with content, has a great design, and is ready to go. Now, how are people going to find it? SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the key to this success. Optimizing your site for search engines such as Google and Yahoo can bring targeted traffic to your site. These are the main rules of SEO:
1. A title tag that is relevant to your website, such as C2 Web Design, which is a web design company located in the UK, and covers Colchester, our Title tag says: ‘Website Design Essex Website Design Colchester. Your main keywords can be used in your title tag to instantly improve your results.
2. Your keywords should be included on your website. It has been less effective to increase the number of times your keyword appears, but it should still make up about 5% of your copy.
3. Request linkbacks. Request linkbacks from other websites as soon as your website is active. Search Engines like Google base a lot of their listings on the number and popularity of other websites linking to your site.
4. Be patient. It may take up to a year to get a good Google placement for a popular keyword. However, it takes much less time on other search engines like Google. MSN and Ask Jeeves.
These are the basic principles to follow to ensure your site is easy to use, pleasing to the eye, and optimized for search engine visits.