Nothing in this world is difficult, it’s just about finding the right way to do it.
Everything starts with an idea. But as Swami Vivekanand has said and I quote “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
So, basically what I want to tell by using the above lines is that, first of all you need a very clear vision about what you want from your website, about the final look of your website and everything. You must visualize your website in your mind and then you can work on it honestly to make it a reality.
Some steps which you can follow to create a good professional website:
Once you have the idea, the first step will be to plan your website.
Planning your website is necessary because that will affect your approach towards designing the website. You must be clear with the purpose of your website. For example, if you need a personal website, its content will be different from an e-commerce website. A personal website might contain your personal blogs, your videos, your pictures from your trips and many more. But an e-commerce website will be heavy on graphics, contains a lot more features like carts, payments, connects etc. So, the navigation buttons, their placement will be different for different websites.
Choosing the right website design
Once you are clear with the planning of your website and now you know what you want to offer, its easy for you to design the website. But, remember one thing, don’t put a lot of pop ups, graphics etc. and clutter your website. It takes time to load these heavy graphics and these pop ups really irritate the visitors. People gets irritated by these pop ups and slow loading of the website and they might leave your website without actually finding the right stuff. Just keep in mind that “less is more” for your website. You have to keep it clean and at the same time you have to provide all the necessary items that you want to offer. I am just saying that, keep the first page of your website organised. Use buttons to provide different options, use pleasant colors, themes and work on the appearance of your website.
Your website must be your visitors’ guide.
This is one of the most important part to be worked on a website and it is the navigation. People gets annoyed when they don’t get a proper navigation on a website. As most people read from left to right. It is really important to place the navigation bar on the left or right side of your website. Never put your navigation window at the bottom of your website. The visitors have to go down through the entire first page of your website to get what they need. This really gives a pain to the visitor. Your website must offer the visitor an ease to navigate and that’s why I say that your website must be your visitors’ guide and take them around with all the comfort. So, basically try to offer your visitors what they want. Your website must have a complete view of the entire content on the first page itself with the one-click options to reach them all.
How can you design your website?
Now, you know what to keep in mind to design a good website, you have the idea about what to do. So, now let me tell you how to do it. If you are from a technical background and have the knowledge of programming and coding. I suggest you to design your website from scratch. Trust me you can get all the help from the internet and it will really brush up your knowledge and help you grow as a coder. There are many professional courses available online, you can join them and become a good designer.
But if you don’t have the knowledge and ability to code, don’t worry I have got you covered. Just use any online website builders like Wix and use their guide to design your website. Its quite simple to design a website using these website builders, you can get help from their customer service and guide book and can do everything from getting a domain, to launching your website online. You can even refer to some tutorial videos available online and can do it yourself.
Check your website before you launch it online.
Before launching your website, you should ask your friends and relatives to provide their feedback on the website. You should check the contents thoroughly, check whether all the links are working or not, check whether all the images are loading or not. If your website has an online payment method. You should check this properly and have a proper feedback about the security and the working. As first impression has a lot to do with the customer base you will have in future, you must be fully satisfied with your website yourself before you make your website public. Just think about the idea that you had in the beginning and analyse that whether your website looks the same that you imagined or its looks better than even what you thought.
Once you are fully satisfied with your website, get a subscription for your website that suites your pocket and requirement and launch your website online. Just remember to take the feedback seriously and always open yourself to improve your website in future.