Do you want to create a website for your business or a simple homepage? And you don’t know where to start? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Here are three steps to creating an eye-catching website for your business:
Step 1: Choose a memorable domain name
The domain name is the address under which your website can be reached on the Internet. However, choosing the right domain can be difficult. To help you choose a domain correctly, here is a short checklist of important tips. Your domain name should fulfill the following criteria:
- Choose Simple spelling
- Use a Short domain name
- Find a Memorable name that people can easily remember
- Use the most common domain extension .com
- Your domain name should indicate what your site is about
- Make sure your domain name does not violate any trademark rights
In some cases, it may make sense to choose your own name as a domain. Especially if you are an expert or person in the foreground, such as:
- an event planner
- a consultant
- a freelancer
- a model
- an artist
- an author
However, you should not choose your own name as a domain name if…
- you don’t want your website to be found under your name
- you work in a team, whereby the site should be for a company or organization
Step 2: Find a suitable web hosting service
There are different types of web hosting available. You should be able to judge for yourself, which one suits you and your company best. No matter what kind of website you want to create, the provider should provide many guides on their site.
Virtual Private Server
Simply put, a virtual private server is a virtual machine that uses resources from a physical server. VPS hosting is therefore about hosting a virtual private server. The hosting environment thereby specifies a standalone server within a shared hosting environment.
With shared hosting, a large number of customers are hosted on the same server and share the resources of this server, such as memory, CPU power, hard disk, and so on. Sometimes hundreds of clients are hosted on one server.
The term dedicated server refers to a physically independent server. This is used specifically for a certain purpose or by only one customer so that all available technical resources are exclusively available to this customer.
Once you have a hosting solution and the domain name, you can start developing your website.
Step 3: Choose the suitable web design
The website design is very crucial for your business. If you want to make a great first impression, you should have a well-maintained and up-to-date online presence. If your web presence looks stale and like 10 years ago, many visitors will bounce back. Every year, there are numerous innovations in the areas of animation, interaction, and immersion. In web design, certain trends are already emerging that will dominate in 2022. Therefore, it is important to generate a creative web design that follows the latest fashion.
The important thing here is the first impression counts!
Current web design trends include the following:
Memphis design is a defining aesthetic of the 1980s. It is a combination of chaotic patterns and shapes. The design looks colorful, open-minded, and adventurous.
Hand-made graphics include self-drawn shapes, sketches, or even outlines that match the content of the website, with DIY graphics that produce user interfaces you can identify with.
Responsive design adapts all elements to the available screen size of mobile devices. The user thus always sees menus, texts, images, and videos in a clear form. In this context, the correct display of websites on large screens at the desk, as well as mobile on smaller displays of smartphones and tablets, is ensured.
Conclusion: Website for your Business
Before you put just any website for your business out there, make sure it’s designed and built around your business goals. Certain technical know-how is indispensable. If you have difficulties, do reach out to a professional web designer who can help one set the right priorities and select suitable partners and software.