It can be scary and exciting to create your own website. Sometimes you may not know where to begin, what to look for and what is expected of you. These tips should help you create a basic plan to begin your website.
Choose the right graphic formats for your site. BMP files are large and can slow down a website. For non-photographic graphics choose a PNG if the graphic has less than 256 colors. Otherwise, choose a GIF. JPEG works best for photo images.
Look at your site in multiple browsers when designing it. What you see on your side may not always be what the others see on theirs. Design your site with the limitations of the different browsers in mind. In addition, let someone who uses an operating system that differs from yours check the site for compatibility.
Your website should include a prominently displayed tagline. The tagline includes a motto or clever phrase that speaks to the purpose of your business. A clear tagline lets the reader quickly to see what the site is about, since most people make a decision to stay or go usually within 8 seconds.
On the Internet, few things are more important to users than speed and efficiency, especially where page loading times are concerned. If a visitor needs to wait while the page loads, they may click off your site and not return.
Step up your creativity when you write your site’s “About Us” page. Some websites “About Us” pages are very dull and boring. Try to give it a bit of personality. Provide some insight about your own story. How did you get inspiration? What are your goals? What led you to website design?
Having reviewed this article, you are ready to apply the many ideas you have learned to your own design projects. Create a budget, look for advisors, and start your website. Start today, right now, and you are going to be able to make a site that suits all of your needs.