How to Develop a Successful Website in order to stand out

A website can be compared to a store outlet of a business. Although, we see that a website has a combination of text and images, but it is actually even more than that. But even before developing a website, a PSD or a blueprint is made on Photoshop.

Here are some crucial parameters that should be taken care of;

Domain

Choose a name that people can remember very well and choose wisely and decide as well whether you will use .com, .net or even something else.

Pro Tip: If the name chosen is SEO friendly, then it’s like a cherry topping on the cake.

Hosting

Choose a reliable hosting and also look for the capacity that you actually require.  For example; a2hosting is one hosting service provider.

Tech

While developing a website, also take care of the technology that you are using – HTML5, CSS, PHP, WordPress, JQuery, JavaScript, etc.

Purpose

Making a website is not a child’s game. Proper and careful planning is required. Decide on the purpose of the website. Is it for a business, corporate or e-Commerce?

Layout & Colour

Colour has a high impact on the site. Simple and neat layout is the utmost priority. Don’t forget about the footer too.

Sitemap

Have a clear sitemap and flow chart in place

Content

Always make sure that your website provides good and informative content to the users. Target certain keywords to rank high in the search engines. The types of content like language, picture, video, etc highly influences and even impacts how fast or slow a particular website will load.

Audience

You have to know who your audiences are. Based on that information, you need to build content that will attract your customers or audiences.

Use of Advertisement

Don’t put too much advertisement in your website, in order to gain monetary benefits. If you personally think it is not necessary, then don’t put it there.

Pop Up Messages

Pop up messages is the most annoying type of advertisement because of their slow loading and sometimes you can’t even close it.

Attractive Design

Good websites should be made simple, attractive yet professional.

Buttons

Make and design eye catching buttons and “Call to Action” buttons like Buy now or Download now. Try to use bright colours like red, orange or even green.

Background

Always choose from a clean and colourful look. You might also consider patterned background also, if you are developing a creative website like that of creative writing, graphic designing and photography.

Image

Choose your images carefully as it will create a lasting impression for everyone, so you will always want it to be a good and memorable one. Do not use images from the internet. Either you can use your own clicked photos or you can use the Royalty Free images available on various sites like pexels.com, pixabay.com, etc.

Easy Navigation

Design your websites navigation in an easier way where the users can easily find what they are actually looking for.

Unique

There are so many good websites out on the internet, but you have to make your website stand out from the others. So make it unique, no matter what among your own niche of business.

Fresh

Always try to keep your website up to date with engaging content in order to keep visitors coming back.

Website Optimization

A good website has to be search engine friendly. This means your website should be easy to find in the search engine be it Google, yahoo or even Bing.

Cross Browser

A good website must be able to be viewed properly across all varieties of latest browsers available like that of Google Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, etc.

Screen Resolution

Earlier web design made 980px in width. But as responsive web design is getting recognition, a website can be designed up to 1230px in width.

Social Media Buttons

Integrate social media buttons to your websites to facilitate easy content sharing.

Typography

Choose your typography according to your website. Legible font is absolutely significant. You will definitely not want people to narrow their eyes when reading text on your website.

Registration

If visitors have to register to interact with your site, provide them with advantages when they do so.

 Tracking & Analytics

Tracking and Analytics can help you monitor and review your website growth and how to optimize it.

Provide Security

Visitors should feel they are safe when they are leaving their information in your website especially when they have to register their contacts details or even credit card information. Therefore, whether your site is an e-Commerce website or for a normal business , having a SSL certificate is always preferable.

Footer

Footer may not be the main thing in a site, but with a well designed footer; you can impress your visitors.

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