If you are looking to design a great website, then you have come to the right place. The good news is, you don’t need to have an extensive amount of knowledge or tools to design a good website, but what you will need is a guide that will tell you what to do in each step, which is essentially what this article is. You will find this article useful if you want to create a new website from scratch but also if you are looking to make some improvements to an existing website. So let’s dive straight in without further adieu.
- Having a project plan
You wouldn’t start painting on a blank canvas without having some sort of idea of what you want to paint right? Well, a project plan is something like a rough sketch. This project plan will involve things like the type of brand you want for your audience, what exactly are you trying to promote, what features you need your website to have such as call-to-actions etc, and what message are you trying to convey to your audience and whether or not it will be relevant some time in the future.
This activity will provide you will a lot of clarity as to how you want your website to be so that you are at least working towards a certain direction.
- Choosing a platform
When it comes to creating a website from scratch, you can use a website builder such as Wix or a something like WordPress which is essentially a code yourself kind of platform, or lastly you can use the services of an established organization who provide web design services that will design the whole website for you with everything you could possibly need. If you don’t have the necessary coding and technical skills, we advise you to opt for a website builder because designing a website will be an extremely complicated process.
- Choosing a theme
To make an attractive website it is important that you have a consistent theme across the website. This is where website builders come in hand because they have a great variety of themes and templates to choose from. You can pick one that matches your brand. The key to choosing a theme, is to not pick something that will stand out too much that it dulls the product itself. Remember you have to promote your brand not the website. The most important elements you need to incorporate are a headline, a paragraph that conveys a concise message about your product, some call-to-action buttons and supporting images and texts.
- Having videos
Having video elements on the main page is a very popular approach undertaken by website designers. You can incorporate a high quality video on your website that shows what your brand is and what it has to offer. A video is a multisensory element, and it will appeal to the users, perhaps more so than texts or gifs.