In today's internet era every business venture needs a website, even the smallest of the businesses demand a website for reaching customers easily. It is fast, easy and accessible by everyone. Almost everyone is seen with mobile these days and internet has made it more interesting than before. Website designing will not only give a boost to your venture but make it customer friendly as well. There are chances for you to not afford a professional for the same but you can do it on your own without qualms. Here are some tips so that you avoid common mistakes while designing one:
1. A strong host:
To create a website, there should be a strong host where you can set up one for you. You need a domain name which is unique and a URL. There are a lot of websites which offer website hosting and it can become difficult for you to choose one. You should choose the right host by keeping few things in mind like
a. The hosting site's reliability, what guarantee it offers to you and reviews of other people which are the most important.
b. Ferret out the technical support it provides you with. There are high chances of server to fail at times or other issues which you are not acquainted with. A technical support is mandatory.
c. How much storage are you going to need for your website? It depends on the types of file you are going to upload, the images and content. Discuss it with the provider and the storage criteria. Share your ideas with them.
d. Study the security features of the host. A strong, 24 * 7 security should be provided to you.
e. If you are expecting that a lot of traffic on your website due to any reason then make sure that your plan includes suffice bandwidth for your website.
2. Website building:
Once you are done with domain name and URL. The next process of building a website begins. Design one website in your mind first. Write down the features and ideas on a page. Designing a website should be planned accordingly. There are few content management systems available on the internet for making your task easier. Choose a theme which reflects your venture, create an appropriate section for each of your content and make sure that the language is not too decorative for the public to understand.
After laying down the basics, work on the finishing of website like other details. There should be a contact page with your phone number and email address. A testimonial page for the feedbacks. You can even include subscriptions or signups for your customers and avail them with exciting offers and discounts. Make it user friendly as much as possible.