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The Properly Constructed Website

The key to any successful Internet business is a website. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a fancy website. But it does need to be properly constructed. If you know what you are doing then you can save a lot of money doing it yourself. If you don’t know what you are doing or aren’t sure then I highly recommend going with people that do. You can shop around and find someone that will fit into your budget, I recommend that you get references and ask to see samples of their work. Think of the website as the foundation of your business, would you find someone that is only going to put down a mud floor or someone that is going to concrete and make sure that it will hold the building?

With that being said, let’s take a look at the people you really do need to get in touch with, even if it is only for consulting purposes.

The website designer look at him as the architect. You are not going to build a building with a blue print… you aren’t going to create a website without a web designer. You need to find a designer that knows what they are doing. Someone that can listen to what you are trying to accomplish with your business and then analyze that information to build, design and manage your website. So what exactly does that mean? Here is a short list of items that you need to make sure a web designer can do.

The website design is the first component. The designer needs to be able to tell you the benefits of the different types of website design. The designer needs to work with you to create a user friendly and a visitor friendly design.

The remodel of the website needs to be included so that you can create a fresh new look for you and your visitors to see. The remodel should let you change the content, color, design or anything else that will show every evolving status of your business.

The designer needs to be able to look at your business requirements and your online strategies so that you end up with a website that is functional for your needs and economical for your budget. Make the selection of your website designer wisely. As I stated earlier, get references, ask to see samples because the ability of your designer will directly impact the success of you website.

You will also want to consider the content that goes on your website. If you are uncomfortable writing the content then you may want to consider hiring a freelance writer that has expertise in the industry of your business.

Graphics on the website should not be flashy. While the goal is to grab the attention of the visitor, it is not to cause them to have a seizure. Make sure the graphics that you chose fit with the content of the site and the nature of your business.

Follow these simple tips to have a properly constructed website.

October 8, 2009 - Posted by | Web Development | , , , ,

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