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  1. 1. Idea For Creating Your Site You Could not Live Without When it comes to website creation, you will find it important to ensure that you are reading the best advice around. Use the advice provided here if you want to make your website look great and compete with other professional ones. There is quite a bit to learn, and this article is a perfect way to start off. Check for broken links before publishing your web page. Nothing is more frustrating to a visitor than clicking on a link and being taken to an error page. Either use a program to check for broken links or check each link manually. To help you attract a more professional crowd to your site, make sure you design your site with no spelling errors. When designing the site, utilize a spell checker and if need to, a grammar checker. If you have a site with poor spelling and grammar, people will not want to do business with you because they will think it is unprofessional. Avoid trying to add every new gadget to your website. It can be tempting to make your site look cutting edge by including every new website design option out there but it can Website Development Course end up turning people off. Simple will generally get the job done even better than a flashy layout. Pay attention to the colors on your website to make sure they match. You should be striving to achieve easily readable and visible text set against your chosen background shade. There is data that shows that people have an easier time reading dark text on a light background. The opposite is still readable, but not optimal. When in doubt about the effectiveness of your color choices, solicit the opinions of friends. Creating a site map is a very important part of the website creation process. A site map is an effective way to inform visitors of the various kinds of content that your website has to offer, and is a great tool for navigating your website. Search engine crawlers will also utilize your site map for similar reasons, and therefore, including a site map will help boost your search rankings. Make sure your website has a site map, and that it is through. Create a comprehensive "About Us" page. There are a lot of websites that do not utilize compelling or original content for their "About Us" webpages. Try spicing things up! Let people see a bit of your personal history. Try including items like, how you entered website creation, who inspires you, and what your wishes for your business are. Be mindful of what particular file type you use for graphics, since that impacts file sizes and load times for users. Ideally, graphics should be made from GIFs and JPEGs. Web graphics look better when they are made from PNG and BMP files, but they take up much more disk space. Keep your graphics at a reasonable size to save space. Make sure everything is easy to locate on your website. Spend some serious thought on how everything on your site will be laid out. When content is randomly thrown on your site with little thought to the layout, you are making things harder for the people whose use of your site ensures your online success - your site visitors. Everyone wants to generate as much traffic as they can to their site as possible. Once you have all of
  2. 2. your content up on your site, then you want to try your best to invest into a good search engine optimization tool that can help your site go up in rank amongst its competitors on search engines. Try to make sure that any music or pictures that you're linking to is hosted on your own web server. Do not hotlink to any other website images. This can be construed as bandwidth theft and it could put you in violation of a copyright too. It's not worth the risk. Don't feel compelled to fill up every inch of screen with design elements. Making use of all the pixels and space makes the site look cluttered and feel overwhelming. Leave space between the different boxed and elements of your design, so your visitors can read through everything. In some cases, empty space can be just as valuable as content. If you put videos on your site, make sure to optimize them so that people with slower connections can view them. While videos and graphic-heavy layouts might looks nice, they will only serve to annoy people if it is too slow to pull up. This can cause the video to load very slowly, and buffer more often than you would like. Go ahead and invest into some books, that can assist you with learning how to become a successful web designer. Look for books that are aimed at your level of expertise, so that you do not miss out on any important information. When you make a site, you need to be sure that the site and the content on it can be seen by everyone. So be sure to have a few people from many different locations access it and test it for you. The content may be displayed differently in different countries. Do tests on your site to make sure that it's up and running properly on different operating systems and different type of browsers as well. When you do this you then cover all of your tracks and make sure that as many users as possible are able to browse through your site. If you keep learning as you are designing your website, it will help you. Once you understand one aspect of website creation, you should move on to another. By doing this, you may create additional work, but the reward will be increased knowledge and skill that will make the next site design easier. Focus on how you plan to handle interaction as you're designing a site. Do you have a shout box on the site? Maybe you have a forum or http://webdesign.about.com/ some type of chat room. At the very least, however, you need to have some method by which a visitor can contact you. You cannot remain shut-off from communication. When designing a website, make sure a direct link is included to your blog. You need to have a blog that shows you're an expert on the things you do when it comes to your business. Make it easy to find and easy to read to be sure that your visitors get the most out of the time spent reading your site and your blog.
  3. 3. At this point, you may have come to the realization that designing a website is not an esoteric secret. By knowing more knowledge about it, it'll be simpler to design your own site, which will meet all your needs. Take some advice here and you will be well on your way to having a dynamic presence on the Internet.