What You Need to Consider before Starting a Website
When people decide to create a website, whether it is for personal use or for e-Commerce, they think it is as simple as going to a hosting site to check if a domain is available for purchase. But there are a lot of things that goes into creating a website than just merely securing a domain.
Factors that need to be considered are design, usability, even your chosen domain name has to be scrutinized. Remember that this website should not just be treated as a container for your content, it should engage users and somehow initiate conversion. For what is a website without a purpose, right? No one starts a website who does not like subscribers or buyers.
So before you start your own website, consider these things first.
1. Think of a domain name that perfectly encapsulates the nature of your website
It is so easy to think of a clever domain name, anything can be funny nowadays. But it is difficult to think of a catchy domain name that reflects your brand. Since we can’t all be as clever as Google (do you still remember a time when “search” does not equate to “Google”?), what we need to focus on is making it simple. Remember that our website needs to be searchable and has to be memorable, so stick to simple words because that gets more views. Plus, don’t forget to check the domain on Crazy Domains or other reliable web hosting sites to avoid any possible conflicts.
As a tip, if you only have long or highfalutin names as your options, try shortening it. For instance, viral-on-the-go could be a company about digital marketing, you can always shorten it to vir-go.
2. Choose the right hosting package for you
What is the nature of your website? When looking through the different hosting packages being offered to you, it is important to keep the answer to that question in mind. You also need to think about security and backup solutions that the hosting provider can offer you, especially if you already have significant traffic. To make the choice easier for you, research which hosting site is popular among users. Read reviews and the advantages of choosing each one. Once you have a shortlist that is when you can deliberate which one will suit you.
3. Create a clean design
Usability depends on your website’s design. If it is too complicated, then your visitors will not know which button to click or where to go if they want more information. Remember that you can always just categorize your content so you can place them all in one page. Try to limit your tabs to a maximum of 5, and then as much as possible, limit drop down options for each tab to a maximum of 3.
4. Learn about color theory
Certain colors evoke different kinds of emotions from people. Additionally, there are colors that pertain to different kinds of industries. For instance, white is about calmness and simplicity, but it can also be associated with pharmacies. So before you settle on a design, make sure you have researched how a specific color can affect what visitors can think about your site.
Lay out what your plans are for the website, the designs you’re going to use, and which hosting package you’ll choose. Once those have been polished, you are ready to start your website. Good luck!