Designing a new website or making alterations to an existing one is fraught with the possibility of mistakes and sometimes even blunders. Therefore it is important that you take certain precautions before plunging into your web designing. Failure to do so may land you in delays rather than in quick success. The following guidelines would help you avoid the unnecessary fuss and frustration!
Know your prospective site user:
Acquire a good understanding of the expectations of your prospective site visitors. Analyze their needs. What do visitors of such websites look out for? What kind of websites do your prospective customers expect to see? What should be the layout and design of your website copy? Does it need photographs and graphics? Will you need to alter the content from time to time? A thorough customer research will answer all these questions
Pay for what you need:
Don’t overspend your budget. If your business is small you don’t need a lot of bandwidth and web space every month. If you wrongly believe you do it will cost you quite a lot of money. Go for something small that is economical and yet useful. It may turn out to be faster too.
Avoid complicated techniques:
As far as possible avoid using complicated techniques such as frames, custom mouse pointers, sound, doorway pages or any other technology that asks users to download rare plug-ins. Usually such techniques scare away most Internet users as they find that it is confusing and takes a longer time to download leading to a complicated navigation.