How to Easily Make a Website:
This site is mainly catered to people who wants to build a profitable or successful website online. But it would also benefit anyone who wants to make a website will walk away with the tips in this website. I’m also sharing some of my experience with you so you can avoid the mistakes I made when I first started on my website.
1) How to Make a Website of Your Own
Here’s a basic introduction for making a website:
The first thing you need is a name for your website – for example facebook.com, twitter.com. This is also known as the domain name for your website. You can use a .COM domain extension, or you can choose .ORG, .NET, or literally hundreds of new domain extensions like .BUZZ, .WEBSITE, .COFFEE, and more.
Is there a difference? Which one should I choose?
There really is no difference. If you’re a coffee shop owner, having a .COFFEE domain won’t help you rank better or anything like that, but it will give you a catchy name that people will more likely remember.
Next, you would need a web host for your website. A web host is needed for you to put your website files and pages so that other people can see your website.
The best thing about the internet is that it is growing so fast that things get easier and easier and making a website can be as easy as ABC.
“So what about designing my website?”
Designing your website can be quite tricky especially when one has no background or knowledge on html or photoshop.
Here’s the thing – You don’t need to have these skills to have a design up for your website. You could easily use a free … Read the rest
WordPress is one of the most widely used off-the-shelf solutions for quickly setting up a fully functional website. One of the main reasons for this popularity is the plugin system, which allows the base software to extend its capabilities in thousands of ways. From image galleries to e-commerce to social media integration, there’s likely to be a plugin available to suit your needs, moving WordPress far away from its origins as a pure blogging solution.
However, the main strength of this plugin system is also a potential weakness. Anyone can develop their own plugin and release it for others to use, and while the WordPress plugin repository performs some basic checks on the software submitted to it, there’s no real guarantee that any particular plugin will be written to a high standard. This can easily result in “badly behaved” plugins conflicting with each other, or simply running slowly because of poor development techniques.
An Example: Coupon Code Plugins
We had some trouble with one of our sites when we decided to run a coupon code plugin as a way to add value to users. We supplied free godaddy renewal coupons for readers of our blog who also happened to be webmasters (thanks to CouponGo.org for supplying us with these promo codes). What happened is, after we installed and activated this plugin, there was a massive slowdown in our website’s performance.
After troubleshooting, we discovered that there was nothing wrong with the plugin itself, but that it conflicted with the WordPress theme we were using. We were able to change the theme, and the website ended up working beautifully afterwards.
If you find that your WordPress installation is running more slowly than you’d like, then one of the first places to look for a solution is within the range of plugins … Read the rest
No matter how experienced they are, web designers are still capable of making mistakes from time to time. To be honest, this just shows that they are indeed human and there are numerous occasions where the errors can be attributed to just a number of relatively common mistakes. However, for anybody that is involved in the industry, it makes a lot of sense to just educate yourself on the main errors that occur so you can then take the appropriate action to avoid them.
So, that being said, let us begin.
1. Not Being Economical in Your Business
Things like domains and web hosting are expensive, and too often web designers will create websites for their clients and pay top dollar for it. For one, you can get a domain name for under a dollar for most registrars, and even thetop 10 rated companies for hosting charge under $5/month.
But you just pass that expense down to your client? First off, overcharging your client is a quick way to lose clients, and secondly: you could still charge them the ‘rip-off’ hosting rates you were originally charging, and then spend a fraction of that on the website itself. It makes no sense to intentionally pay more when you don’t have to.
2. Issues with Color and Contrast.
If you are a designer and you are unaware of the color theory concept, then web design is going to become rather difficult. If the color combinations are unable to work in harmony, then it is going to make the website tough to read. If this is the case, then visitors will give up in next to no time and go elsewhere rather than try to wade through this website that is hurting their vision.
Different colors reflect different meanings. Red is seen as … Read the rest
How to Design Your Website Quickly
If you think everything that matters in a website is its content, you are clearly mistaken. With technological breakthroughs growing exponentially, and an easily distracted audience in the Internet, your website design may be exactly what you need to save your website from dreadfully low hits and tanking audience participation. Let’s walk you through some essentials that you need to know about a great website design.
The Importance of Great Website Design:
Sadly, many companies are stuck with the mindset that either content or form matters. While some companies have taken to hiring the best writers in a badly made and slow website (think about those websites that got all the color combination and graphical images totally wrong), others have taken the extreme end of putting up websites that have very little substance and are convoluted. In other words, most companies have no idea at all what they are doing. The situation is even worse for small businesses and budding professionals who are just starting to explore the Internet.
You’re not about to be told that either form or content matters, because the fact is that both form and content matter! If you want to make a truly interactive website, then you should invest in great website design that will pave the way for amazing content and form. You simply can’t choose between the two; you have to find a way to reconcile them and it all starts with brilliant website design.
At day’s end, you must be wondering: what do I need a great website for anyway? As long as the website fulfills its basic function of either informing or selling to the public, shouldn’t that be enough? Unfortunately, without great website design, you can’t even attempt to fulfill either goal through your … Read the rest