It has a direct effect on the appeal and popularity of your blog , and it actually determines how successful the site is going to be.
A website that is poorly designed will most likely be a failure, no matter how much marketing you do to promote it.
Most people dream of having their own blogs, either for business or personal reasons.
But have you ever thought what you need to know before creating your own blog? Well its as easy as 1, 2, 3… but still not very simple for those who don’t know a thing about web development.
First you need to have a concept of what the online presence you are creating is all about. It can be a gallery commerce site, blog or for serving any other purpose.
All these have different requirements, levels of expertise required to develop, time needed for maintenance and many more.
2. Web Development
After determining what purpose your online presence will serve, next step calls now for guts to challenge your skills in web development and design.
Though times have change when only experienced programmers could make one.
Programs that work just as word editors allows you create you website as you would create a document giving you an opportunity to view it as it would appear on the internet.
Having pointed this out, knowledge in Html and design will still be needed to make an excellent website.
Content is largely determined by the type of your website you’re creating or type of product you want to promote online.
A blog needs regular updates while a website describing a product needs to be updated when the product featured has changes to its description.
For a blog which is dynamic and requires regular updates, its prudent to use a content management system (CMS).
This not only makes your maintenance work easier but also frees your time which you can use to create more content.
4. Domain Name and Web Hosting
Assuming you have qualified on the above and made a great website, it still needs to be visible on the internet.
Fourth in line requires you to get a web hosting company that offers some space where you can publish your site for visitors with internet connections to access it.
For identification on the Internet, a unique domain name is issued and related to it. This domain name is what your visitors’ type on their browsers to access it.
Last step after creating your website and hosting it on a web server is the maintenance.
Just like a car or house which need routine maintenance, so does your web.
This involves updating and adding more content, site redesign and optimization, incorporation of new categories and features etc.
Do you pay attention more to the web design or your content?
Let’s hear from you in the comments below.