Do you want to make money off of web design? If you answered yes, then you need to start doing as much research on the subject as you can, and the following suggestions will help.
Include a link to the homepage on every page of your site. One of the best ways to do this is to make a graphic title for your page that can be included on all pages. Web users are used to clicking on a graphic to return home so there won’t be a learning curve to navigating your site.
Use a style sheet to stay consistent. There is almost nothing more disconcerting than being sent to a page that looks at nothing like the site you were just looking at, even if it is concerning the same subject. Style sheets help with saving your formatting, so each page looks similar to the rest.
Organize your links and avoid putting too many links in one area of your site. Doing this can confuse visitors and make them leave your site. If you do have many low- to mid-importance links, emulate the “blogrolls” seen in many blogs and tuck them away in a column on the right side of the page.
Try to code using only CSS. We’re moving away from table-based sites to only CSS sites because they are reusable, accessible, and they can greatly reduce your file sizes. This allows you greater control of the appearance of your site. There are various CSS resources you can use, therefore, knowing CSS is invaluable to web design.
Try including real customer testimonials. Very few want to be the first to try a product or service, so let customers know that others have tried your wares and that they were pleased with them. Try asking some clients that have done projects with you to create a short paragraph about their experience with your company, to put on your site.
You should create a useful ‘About Us’ page Many sites use very boring, trite ideas on these pages. Make yours exciting and interesting! Share some information about yourself, your inspiration and your web design business.
To help your website function the way it is intended to, make sure all your links are working. If you have broken links then your visitors may get frustrated when they try to click on something that interests them. Frustrated visitors is not something you want because they end up leaving your site mad.
Learning about web design is a subject that becomes easier the more you work at it. Test out your basic chops with C+ and HTML by building yourself a few simple web pages. You have to start some time, so you might as well start now.
Practice as much as you can. Try out everything you learn with regard to web design so that you truly understand how it works. The reason to do this is to ensure that you understand how to apply the information you learn. You don’t want to move deep into your site’s design and realize too late that you don’t understand something important.
You should now have a great start on the basics of website design and feel a little less confused by it. Now that some of the confusion has been taken out of the subject, you will need to make use of that knowledge to help you reach your goals with web design.