This is a website design guide that provides the layman with answers to technical issues without jargon, clearly explained in straightforward terms. Commissioning a brand new website for the first time can be daunting to anyone who operates outside of the world of the Internet, technology and design. But without at least a basic understanding of what’s required to produce a really good, functional website that works on all the required levels, it’s far to easy to fall into the pitfalls that await.
This design guide caters for anyone wishing to commission a website design from a professional designer and also provides direction for enthusiastic DIY designers who want to create their own unique website design. For the latter, there are descriptions of the best design approaches with links to some excellent, free, online training that describe exactly how to implement those approaches to get a great design even as a complete, but technically savvy, novice.
Subjects covered include: choosing and registering a name for your website; who to host with; how to set a reasonable budget, and ensuring you can add content to your website, at will, without paying a designer or webmaster. Then, once it’s up and running, you are shown how to get traffic to your website by using the most relevant and up-to-date techniques for website and blog promotion, including why you should be using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
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Available now in Kindle format from Amazon, you can purchase the book and be reading it in a matter of minutes. Use the links below:
- Website Design Guide for Private and Business Users $4.99 – USA
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Below are a few short paragraphs from various chapters of the book:
“Finding your way around the website – Every good website has at least one menu and ideally a search feature for finding information if the menu is not intuitive enough for the visitor to find what they want.
Remember we are all unique; what seems obvious to one person may be an enigma to another. How many times…”
“How Google ranks your website – We have already discussed in detail what was referred to as ‘on-page optimisation’ Now we are going to discuss the other side to the coin: ‘off-page optimisation’.
This means the things you can do, away from the actual website design, to ensure search engines seek out your website and put it at the top of their list when the contents of your website…”
For all newcomers to website design and implementation, this book is an excellent guide through all the confusing jargon. It is also very useful to lazy designers, like myself, as it answers questions in areas such as Google ranking etc, thereby saving time searching for answers on the web. A very good buy. Written by M. Clark on Amazon
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