It seems that everyone has websites these days whether they are promoting their own storytelling and creative writing or advertising their latest services and products. If you are thinking about getting online, you have probably started looking into building your own website and been bombarded with information. As a company that has taken years to craft itself into a leading service provider, we know how that feels. That’s why we have taken the time to put together this short guide to help you create your first website.
1. Ideas and Planning Stage
The first thing you should do if you are creating a website is sit down and take the time to plan out your ideas properly. You will probably have a lot of ideas about the type of website that you want to create or the look and feel of the user experience. It is important to get these ideas clear at an early stage to save yourself time later and to ensure that you can communicate as well as possible with others involved in your project.
2. Design Stage
The design stage is probably the most fun as this is where you get to see your ideas and plans come alive, but it is also one of the toughest in terms of getting everything right. Designs are imperative for ensuring that functionality is not compromised later on in the process. Play around with different themes, backgrounds, headers, texts, images, interactive content like sound files and videos, and communications modules like forms and share buttons until you get your website looking and working exactly how you envisioned.
3. Launch Stage
Once you have your website up and running and you have gone through all of the necessary tests to make sure that each button works and each links directs to its intended content, you need to start thinking about launch. Launching a family website where everyone can share photos safely and privately may involve a launch that consists of everyone being sent usernames and passwords but websites with a wider reach will need something more to get used. Promote via the Internet by putting your new website in your email signature and sharing on social media as well as engaging in traditional advertising mechanisms like newsletters and handouts to gain maximum exposure.
How can SITE123 help?
SITE123 is a website building platform that lets anyone easily create a Website and share it with the world. The expert team can guide you through the process or simply be there in case you need them. To find out more about what SITE123 offers, visit www.site123.com.
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