to Set Up a Website
Design your own
website with a goal in mind
One thing that will kill the
potential for a website is the lack of order for
pages - especially
the homepage If you're
going to design
and set up your own website,
be sure that you find a pattern that will be
appealing to your visitors and design your website
to follow the pattern.
You'll be amazed at the
difference between the success of an organized
website and a disorganized website.
A well-designed website
should clarify purpose and grab the attention of
the "target" visitor right from the start.
Organization allows your visitor to relax and
settle in to read the presentation, click on links,
and simply enjoy surfing
your website without worry.
website confuses the visitor, brings
stress, and often times causes the visitor to click
out to go somewhere else quickly. Once a visitor
views your homepage, you've made your impression
on him/her - and it's an
Remember, you will not be
able to stand over your visitors' shoulders as they
view your website and explain what you meant to
"say" or "do" on your site. The site itself must
explain, clarify, and lead your visitor to the
How to Set Your Website
Below are five simple
pointers to help create an organized website that
your visitors will enjoy:
1. State the
purpose of your website at the very
beginning of the homepage.
2. Give a
description, welcome, or presentation of
your website on the homepage if
3. If you have a
banner on your web page, place the
banner/graphic at the very top of your page, before
"any" writing (including your headline),
or at the very bottom of your
web page, after your entire
4. Place your
navigation links on the left or right side
of your web page. You may also place links at the
top and/or bottom of your page. But, try to avoid
placing navigation links or graphics in the middle
of your web page presentation. This will distract
the visitor from reading the important information
about your website.
5. Narrow your website
to only a few products which compliment one
another. Concentrate on these at first, and then
expand to other "related" products once you've
built a solid visitor base.
The five above tips are given
from experience. I've had to learn these methods
through trial and error, but you can now learn from
my experience and begin your new website with
organization and an appeal to your visitors.
Use these web design tips to
make a lasting impression on your visitors, and
increase your potential for website success.
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