How much do you know about web design? If you are thinking of creating your own website, you should go over this article for some useful tips.
Web design is accessible to anyone, as long as you are ready to commit and learn a language such as HTML. Mastering HTML should not take you more than six months and you will know everything you need to create a basic website. If you want to create a slightly more complex site with for instance an interactive interface, you should look into learning other languages, including PHP, Java script, Python or Flash. These languages are more complex and can take years to really master. Think of your site as an ongoing project and put some time aside to keep learning new languages. You can learn everything through books, online tutorials or you could sign up for classes. If you need to launch your site right away, create a very simple one and plan on creating a better version once you are ready.
A quality website should have a simple design. A complex design will distract visitors, make it hard for search engine spiders to go through your content and it will be difficult to update and make changes to your site if your design is not basic. Choose a simple color pattern, set a color for your background and create different boxes for your elements. You can personalize your design by creating borders that contrast with your background and creating a noticeable menu. Pay attention to small details such as changing the color of the links that have been visited, the tags of your headings and the position of your pictures. These details will make your site easy to navigate. Do not launch your website until you test it with different browsers and resolutions. Ask some friends to give you feedback about your design before you make your site public.
If you do not want to design your site by yourself, you should consider hiring a professional web designer. Do not hire anyone before you see their portfolio and agree on a price. If you cannot afford a web designer, create a blog and personalize your template as much as possible. Some web hosting services allow you to create your website from scratch thanks to a site-building tool. These plugins are easy to use and allow you to create a basic but personalized design. Site-building tools and blogs are a good option if you cannot design your own site or hire a professional, but most visitors will realize that your site is based on a template. Besides, you might find yourself limited by the features offered by blogging platforms and site-building tools.
You should now have a better idea of what you need to do to create a quality design for your site. Learning about web design can take some time, but you should really consider launching a simple blog or site based on a template to get started with your project.