The idea of a DIY website can be tricky or even feel daunting, especially if you have no experience. But, you want to create a website that can compete with the developer-built ones and you don’t want to employ someone to do it. The good news is that you don’t need to be a web design wizard to achieve this.
If you are wondering what are the special ingredients that some of the successful DIY websites have that others don’t, web development is all about creative freedom and some useful tips that we will get you through below.
Choose your target audience
Just as thriller movies are not everyone’s cup of tea, your website’s audience cannot be everyone. One of the key elements of building your website is to define who it is for and ensure you are delivering the right message to the right people at the right time. Your site audience means ideal prospects and customers- so make sure you understand who they are and what specific problems your product or service solves.
Short and clear navigation menu
Another important thing to consider when it comes to website design is a simple, straightforward menu bar. Site search functionality enables your users to quickly find a page anywhere on your site. However, it is recommended to have no more than 5-7 pages in your top navigation menu.
Visitors navigate your website for a reason, and if you don’t offer them a simple way to find what they are looking for, they will probably give up searching- this is why clear navigation is essential.
Prioritise mobile responsiveness
Let’s face it: you are probably one of those 4.32 billion online users who prefer to browse the internet on their smartphones, so you must know how frustrating it can be if you pull up a website on your phone and can’t read the text because it’s too small or too big.
So your DIY website must be optimised to be functional on different device sizes- make sure you prioritise mobile responsiveness.
To add to this, Google prefers mobile-friendly websites, and data shows that many markets moved straight onto mobile internet via smartphone and tablet devices.
Even though it seems to take a developer genius to build a professional-looking website, DIY can be a good option if you follow the right steps and tips.
However, if you are still unsure whether to start your DIY journey, or you need help with your website creation, our professional web designers at 50 Creative Solutions are here to help.
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