Steps for Building a Successful WebSite.
Step 4 - Think about Design
With all the different sites on the web just a mouse click or two away, you
can't afford to overlook the appearance of your website. Your website's design
is the first thing that visitors will notice and many will even judge your
business by the design before the page even has a chance to load completely.
Your website needs to be designed with an easy-to-follow layout, one that
makes steps through your website obvious and clear. The graphics need to
be crisp, meaningful, and they must also load quickly. Viewing large images
should only be an option decided by your visitors by clicking on a smaller
thumbnail image or text link.
So what about the design of your website... Start by thinking about what
you already have:
Then think about the
layout and navigation of sites that you liked from your research. Consider
what information you have to present (from your plan) and how that information
can be laid out.
- Your Company Logo
- A Company Slogan
- Any Brochures or Previously Run Ads
Now, using aspects from the sites you liked, try to layout your design on
paper. Imagine your design with different shades and colors; using crisp
line graphics with sharp corners or perhaps you'd prefer curves and rounded
Do you like those beveled buttons?
What about using
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