Some steps to look at when it comes to your website design:
There are a few things that you will want to think about before you create your website for the first time, or undertake a website redesign.
It is very important to have a plan of everything you are hoping to accomplish with your website – not only for the immediate needs, but for your future needs as well.
In the online world, your website will be your business`s central hub. A place where all of your information, products, and services you may offer are displayed for existing and future customers; and something for followers to not only see, but make a purchase, and communicate with you as well.
How you want all of this to work for your business`s website will determine the right path to take when it comes to your website design, structure, content, and type. Thinking ahead, you will be linking to things from your website, and more importantly, having other websites linking to yours.
The different types of websites:
One type is called “HTML” websites. This type of website code has been around since the beginning of it all. For the most part, it is a universal code, which can be used by website designers to create just about anything you can imagine in the appearance of a website.
Thinking about that, it would also be the most time consuming type to design, and in turn more expensive to design. In most cases, unless you know coding, it would be more expensive to make any kind of changes as well.
In the last 10 years or so, there has been a new breed of website designs available. They are similar to each other, and the most popular one is called WordPress. WordPress websites are easier to build than traditional websites, and because of this can cost much less to design than HTML websites. They even can be user friendly; if you wanted to, you could easily be taught to edit it yourself, saving you even more money. We have taught many people to do this, and in less than 8 hours of training.
WordPress does have some minor limitations, but over time most of these have gone away. Also, WordPress has “add-ons” that are available to use; similar to apps these can make it really easy to add different functions, styles, and looks to your website.
If you plan ahead and it is done right to start with, you can add functions later on, like turning your website into an Ecommerce website to sell products and services, all with a plugin. You can add a Blog page to it anytime. There are a lot of different things you can do.
If you are looking for a simple but effective website design, one that is easy to create and edit in the future so your cost would be lower all around, then you should look at WordPress website design.
This is just some information to start with, there are more details. If you want to go deeper into this, or you have any questions, please contact us. Let us know what you are trying to accomplish and we will do everything we can to help you get the information you are looking for.