It’s something I’ve always wanted, my own website. Not for any particular reason, just to have a presence on the internet. Anyway I got my hands on a copy of an ebook that promised you could “create your own website by 3:45 this afternoon”. I read the eBook and it seemed simple enough, so i thought what the heck I’ll give it a go. So I put the eBook in a safe place and tried to designing a website from scratch without any more help. Oh and I forgot to say, without spending any money.
Online site-builders, as offered by some hosting firms and some online package firms often produce sites that are not search engine friendly, and if you can avoid them it is better. The two leading web design software options are Dreamweaver and Frontpage. Dreamweaver produces sites with good html code and this is helpful in the task of search engine optimization, but it takes time to learn the program. I have been using Frontpage for many years and use it because that is what I am used to (though I know Dreamweaver is a bit better).
Third, focus on your web site’s main goal. Do not get so caught up in the web site’s appearance or using fancy technology like Flash, audio or video, that you forget to create a site that actually achieves its goal. For example, if you are promoting a newsletter you will want as much content on the page, along with a highly visible way for subscribers to sign up. So many web pages try do too many things that they don’t do any of them well.
Although I am aware that the html software editor that i use is not so efficient in generating clean html, and that it adds a lot of extra html tags that are redundant, thus making the files bigger than required, I will leave it as it is for the time being. There are still many other things that I still want to explore and develop.
Is it to provide information, to sell products or to gather together information on prospective customers? Most people use the one website for all three, but it is possible to have a different website designed specifically for each of these tasks with seamless links between them.
Of course, if you design web pages for a living, you have to know programming languages such as Java, Java script and others to get many things to work the way you want. This is where many web developers fall short and they have to hope there is Java, or other, code already written to be copy/pasted into the web programming. If you need something more customized you are in trouble not knowing these things.
No need to learn HTML – This means you can build your website even if you do not have a background on HTML, though HTML knowledge is a plus. Web building is easier if you use software because it already has a built-in Html coding. No more hassle in learning HTML codes and programs.
Keywords- Google search engine relies heavily upon keywords, thus making it important for you, the webmaster to include your keywords lots and lots of times throughout your site. It would be wise to include your keywords at least 5-10 times every 100 words if possible. Remember to keep your text sounding natural though, otherwise your visitors will not enjoy reading it.