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7 Things To Pay Attention To When Designing Your Own Website

Here are things you need to pay attention to when designing your own website

Design

Have a simple website design. A minimalist design will make your website look more professional. The design should not be cumbersome; it should be clean and attention-grabbing. Moreover, your design should factor in user experience (UX) and user interface (UI).

Content Management System (CMS)

You can use a CMS. They help to build websites easily with little or no coding. WordPress is a good CMS. Almost 30% of the world’s websites are built with WordPress. It has numerous templates, themes, plugins, and features for every kind of website. You can customize them according to how you would want your website to look. In case you want to do a WordPress installation on your own, you check this article: WordPress Installation: 4 Easy Steps

Branding

Your website should reflect your brand. Yes, the design should be simple and attention-grabbing. However, the colours, fonts, images, and graphics you will use for your website should depict your brand.

Loading Speed

The next thing to pay attention to is the loading speed of your website. This refers to the amount of time it takes for your website to open when someone tries to visit it. When your website is slow, it can drive potential visitors away. Moreover, it will affect your ranking in Search Engines such as Google, Bing, etc.

SEO

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. They are the pieces of stuff that make your website perform well in Search Engine ranking. SEO can be improved by using the right keywords, link-building, internal linking, metadata for posts,  and so forth. Doing well in SEO will help drive traffic to your website.

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is all about how your website will appear on all devices. Websites are viewed by various users on different devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. Some websites look good on computers but look bad on say smartphones. Such a website is not responsive. Your website should be designed with the screen sizes of smartphone in mind. This is because most of the visitors will be viewing your site on their smartphones. So pay particular attention to how your website will appear on smartphones.

Security

The security of your website cannot be compromised; especially when your website will collect data such as credit card information, emails, and so forth from your clients. Ensure that your website is immune to cyberattacks. This article will help you to know more about how to protect your website from hackers: How To Protect Your WordPress Website From Being Hacked

 

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