3 Key Steps to Building & Publishing a Professional Website

So, you want to build your own website & establish a professional web presence?

Well you will be wasting your time if your website does not grab your site visitor’s interest with a few seconds before they click away.

First impressions are key to the success or failure of your website, so having a professional web presence is not negotiable…

Building & establishing a professional web presence based on a soundly designed website is quite a daunting task for the uninitiated.

Just thinking about the HTML, CSS, Graphic Design & all of the other skills that are needed just to publish a reasonably effective website can be overwhelming.

However it is entirely possible to establish an extremely professional website presence without having to spend huge sums of money on web design fees, expensive software packages, programming manuals or web hosting services.

In fact you can build your own effective website with a little effort, common sense & above all good web design advice.

3 Key Steps to Building a Professional Website

  1. Define Your Website’s Goals & Theme The objectives for your website will determine the content and the design of the site, whether it’s just a hobby or promoting a business. Some of the things, inter alia, that you will need to consider are things like keywords & keyword phrases which can impact on the naming of web pages, meta tag descriptions etc.
  2. Plan the Structure of Your Website Ideally you would like to create a template page that you can use as the basis of your website & use for each new page you add to the site This would keep the look & feel of your site consistent for site visitors – changes made to the styling (eg a color or font) would then be made in the CSS file for the change to take affect across the whole of your website so each HTML page deos not have to be changed separately.
  3. Start Building Your Website All you will need to do now is to open the template & rename it for each new page & insert the appropriate text & graphics into it.

Once the above has been completed your web pages (the HTML component) as well as your style sheet (the CSS component) and any other external files can be uploaded to your site’s hosting server so that the website becomes live on the internet.

Whilst the above steps are of vital importance in the successful creation of your website, there are a few more key components as well as detail to the complete website presence.