A basic guide to planning your website design
When designing a website, you will have many questions to ask yourself about the direction you would like your new website to take. You will face many questions such as:
- How many pages will I need
- How much text and data should be on the pages
- What colour should my website be
- What style should my website be
- What fonts should my website use
- How many images should I use
- What type of images should I use
Website pages, text and headlines
How many pages your website will have will depend on a number of factors. For example, if you have an online store with 500 products then each product will have its own unique page. This will be important because the product page must contain a good description of what the product is, colour options, size options etc. An online store will also need a page that discusses shipping and delivery options, payment options, terms and conditions etc.
If you have a company that provides services as opposed to products then of course you will need detailed pages that describe the services you provide. You will also need the most important pages such as, about us, contact us, etc.
The text on the pages will have to be well written and well thought out. This is especially important when considering good SEO and trying to get good natural ranks in search engines with ethical techniques. This can be further explained by visiting these pages:
Website colours, styles and images
The colours, fonts and styles you use for your site will depend on your own personal preference and the minds of the clients you are appealing to. For example, if you have a website selling products and accessories for goth girls then you would not want to choose bright and warm colours and images of butterflies and fairies. You would want to use dark colours and dark images because that is the style your site visitors are looking for.
So one must use basic common sense when choosing website colour combinations and images and put yourself in the eyes of your clients.