Website Creation Design and Advice

Website Creation Design and Advice

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by Lou Diamond
     
 

Website Design, Creation and Advice

How to Choose the Best Website Design for Your Business
Whether your business has been established offline for years or whether it is a new business altogether, the design of your website must coincide with your overall brand image and sales goals.
Evaluate the Purpose of your Website
The first obstacle in…  See more details below

Overview

Website Design, Creation and Advice

How to Choose the Best Website Design for Your Business
Whether your business has been established offline for years or whether it is a new business altogether, the design of your website must coincide with your overall brand image and sales goals.
Evaluate the Purpose of your Website
The first obstacle in determining your website design is to evaluate its purpose. If you are a retail business, you most likely will need a shopping cart feature. However, if you are a consulting firm, you may only want to list your contact information or an application for service. Evaluating the purpose of your website will help determine the features you need and those you can live without.

Determine the Complexity of your Site
Again, if your business sells many different kinds of widgets, then you will need a shopping cart. If your widgets are self-explanatory, (i.e. impulse items), then perhaps you simply need a page for each category of widget. The page can list each item, a short description, and a link to add it to the customer’s shopping cart.
However, if your business is selling widgets which need more explanation, perhaps bigger ticket items, then you might need a single page for each widget. You may even need several pages for each widget’s specifications.
If your business is informational services, for example consulting, then perhaps your site can remain fairly simple. There is no need for a shopping cart of hundreds of pages showcasing each item. You may have a few different consulting packages, information on each, a sales letter, a contact us page, and about us page, and a home page. Perhaps a testimonial page for added persuasion. Although it may contain a significant amount of text, this would be a fairly simple website design compared to other businesses.

Contents


How to Choose the Best Website Design for Your Business ....................................................................... 3
What’s in a Domain Suffix ........................................................................................................................... 4
Website Design Terminology ...................................................................................................................... 5
CSS Explained ............................................................................................................................................. 6
Website Designs with Staying Power .......................................................................................................... 7
How Can I Build my Website for Free ......................................................................................................... 8
Six Steps to Website Design for Beginners .................................................................................................. 9
Dreamweaver or CoffeeCup for Website Design ...................................................................................... 11
Using Dreamweaver to Create your Site Layout ....................................................................................... 11
Three Crucial Steps to Creating Your Website .......................................................................................... 12
Dos and Don’ts of Website Creation ......................................................................................................... 13
SEO Basics for Effective Website Design ................................................................................................... 14
Ideas for Your Internet Business Website Design ..................................................................................... 15
Immediately Applicable Design Tips for a User-Friendly Website ............................................................. 16
6 Reasons to Create a Website ................................................................................................................. 18
Common Website Design Mistakes .......................................................................................................... 19
Too Much or Too Little............................................................................................................................. 20
Why Successful Website Development Does Not Stop at Design ............................................................. 21
Ideas for Your Personal Website Design ................................................................................................... 22
How to Create a Social Networking Website to Enhance your Business ................................................... 22
Tips for Designing an Affiliate Website ..................................................................................................... 23
How to Use Wordpress for your Website ..

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011926716
Publisher:
Lou Diamond
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
98 KB

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Website Creation Design and Advice 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Brendasummers More than 1 year ago
Nice solid tips on how to make your website better, this is a great book very easy to read and understand and apply.
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