Designing a website can be fun, especially for the beginners. You get to choose what is to be put up, what text you want to appear on the page. You also get to pick the visual elements. What photos will you use? What colors will the different borders have? You can play around with text, its colors, sizes and make the page look effective.
Somewhere along the line you will get to the coding part. Did you think websites were only text? Don’t forget the links in the texts or images; you must never forget the links. Also, don’t forget to put alt tags on some images for easy identification. You will also have to be familiar with canonical tagging to reconcile similar content if your website has more than just one page.
Of course you should not forget the copyright part of the page, the header part and the footer part.
What about the image in the back of it all. You know…the one that doesn’t even when you scroll up and down the page?
Is this still as easy as you thought it would be?
Are You sure You’re Up to the Task?
The more you dabble in designing a website, the more you realize you should leave this job to the professionals, especially when you realize that the website is essentially a reflection of you or the group you represent. You want the website to look the best it can. You want it to strike a balance between text and graphics, you want it to have the right trigger and mood colors. Most of all you want viewers to take a look at it and not click it away immediately.
If you want your website done right, this is where we at OrangeSpike come in. We understand a website is more than just the sum of its parts. A website should be pleasant to look at as a whole, yet its individual parts should be easy on the eyes.
There are rules to consider when building a website. No one will stop you if you want to throw everything in and call it a website, but do you really want to take that risk with so much riding on your reputation?