Planning to Build the Best Website?


It may seem a daunting task if this is the first try at trying to create your masterpiece.


If you have unlimited funds, you can hire someone to do it for you, but expect to spend thousands of dollars to get what you want.  And it still will not happen overnight.

So, you are contemplating whether to take a hands-on approach.


Just be confident in knowing that it is much easier than the hired guns of freelancers or the expensive design agencies say it is.


It is not nearly as complex today as it was in the past.  And you do not need to know anything about coding and the technical backend of it.


Here's the fast and best suggestion…do not overdo it.  Trying to create a masterpiece instantaneously is not the right approach.


You can drive yourself round the bend, trying to get it right the first time.   It can be exhausting struggling to get everything perfect and just chock full of all the information that anyone may ever want to know about your subject.

three keys to the process

  1. Tell yourself that it is going to take a little while to get it the way you want it.
  2. Try and get the first version done with the basics as quickly as possible. Get it out there where viewers can see it.
    This way, the search engines will survey and rank you sooner rather than later.  And also, the longer your site is visible to the public, the quicker you will get viewers to experience and react to its presence.
  3. Pick a subject or topic that you have an interest in, or about which you want to know more.  It is a lot easier to work with a theme that can also keep your attention.  And the byproduct will then be more stimulating to your audience.  We cannot emphasize more how important this element of website building is.

what is content and how to create it?

In the world of website design, the term “content” refers to the subject and the related components of the webpage.


Content includes written text, images, color usage, audio, video presentations, and animations, and is critical to the site’s visitor.   But it is also essential as a means to inform the search engines.  The content tells the search engines what is happening on the site and what it involves.


The first important point to make, you should begin your content strategy as soon as possible.


In simple terms, that means to start making notes and prepare an outline of what you want to cover in the site.  Also, collect articles, photos, diagrams, articles about the subject.  Thank goodness for the Internet! 


By doing this, you will instinctively cultivate and generate what will make the website.  The results will be a site that has organized thought, is cohesive and appealing, and maintains the interest of the target audience. 


While taking these initial steps, see what others in the genre are putting out on theirs.  It may seem like snooping, but it will give you an idea of what may be considered significant, and how to format your site or maybe how not to do it.


It sounds simple, which it is, but without doing this straightforward route, you will be fortunate if the results are what you anticipated.

what webpage format should you use?

Our question to you is, what type do you want to build?


There are many types and motivations for having one.  Some sites aim to entertain, communicate, or inform, while others are to provide products or services.


Once the purpose of the site is evident, what format should yours take?


When you have a grasp of that, your next step should be to pick the format that you believe best suits that objective.  Nearly every other article or internet post that we have seen on this subject says the first thing to do is to register your domain.


We disagree!


At this point in the process, you should be considering the form or structure for yours ought to be.


For example, should it be in one of these categories:

  • a blog (where you post content on a topic of your choice)
  • a discussion site (where viewers participate in the subject)
  • e-commerce (meant to sell a product or service)
  • membership (where subscriptions are required to participate)
  • commercial (to promote a business or service group)

Although not mentioned above, any one or all of these categories can be income-producing, if that is your intent.  But we will get to that later.

Once you have settled on the format for the site, then it is time to pick a domain name.  Which we will cover in the next post.