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00:27 – Having a plan for your website
01:22 – Important pages to have for your website
02:29 – Keeping your website simple
04:55 – Best practices for creating content
07:47 – Having a call-to-action on your website
08:54 – Use social media share buttons
10:16 – Planning for SEO on your website
11:30 – Make sure your website is mobile-friendly
12:18 – Check browser compatibility
12:51 – Staying on top of website design trends
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In today’s information age, every successful business needs a website. Yes, even small, independent ventures. But a great-looking website doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars. With the right tools and some helpful tips, even a website DIYer can create a great basic site. If you’re wondering how to design a website when you’re not a website designer, these ideas can keep you from making some common mistakes.
Start with five core pages
Every business will have different informational needs when it comes to their website content. However, there are also some “core” pages most sites should always include, and these are a great place to start. Your goals might vary slightly depending on the type of products or services you offer, but your goal is to drive users to become customers with these five pages: Home, Products/Services, About, Testimonials and Contact.
Keep it clean and simple
The best websites are those that are clear, sharp and easy to navigate. While themes and designs vary greatly, it’s still best to remember the old adage “less is more.” Too much text, busy content or clashing images make a site difficult to view and even harder to easily grasp your main points.
Your content matters — a lot
When speaking in terms of websites, “content” refers not only to your written text, or copy, but also your images and videos. There are differing guidelines for text and images, but you should pay careful attention to both.
Plan for SEO
When you’re figuring out how to design a website, it’s important to keep SEO (Search Engine Optimization). A website with good SEO scores will show up higher on the list of results from search engines like Google and Bing.
Don’t ignore mobile users (responsiveness)
The ability of a website’s design to adjust content automatically to fill different devices/screen sizes is known as responsiveness. Your site needs to look equally good on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or widescreen monitor. Once again, however, WordPress makes this simple.
Make sure it works (cross-browser compatibility)
Along with responsive considerations, remember that not all of your visitors will use the same browser to view your website. Most of the time, this will not be a problem, but you should check your website from multi