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Ambiance is the most important part of any website. Your articles could be top notch, your games the best in the world and your photos unique but your visitors will not stay if they’re in the wrong setting. Visitors have expectations, preconceived ideas, of how a website should look, behave and consequently “feel” to their mental sensors: a search engine needs to be kept simple, a forum needs to be clean and easy to navigate, and a fanzine needs to appear like any shop bought magazine. Making your site look great and even giving it a few sound effects when appropriate is all part of any webmaster’s job. Give your visitors a good experience and they’ll tell their friends about you. Give them a bad experience and, well, what did you do the last time you saw a bad website?
Here are a few resources that I’ve found useful. I think you will like them too.
You have to be prepared to build a website for fun just as much as for profit (assuming profit is your aim). Secondly, you can read up on all things web related until your brain explodes but you’ll only really learn by giving it a go. With that in mind, here are some pointers for beginners to help get a site up and running.
Article banks are handy for webmasters who need free advertisement or text content in a hurry. Most article banks offer their articles for the price of a back-link although some do charge a fee. Nearly all of them will allow you to post your own articles for the price of registration (which tends to be free).
So you’ve seen thousands of websites and now you want to put your creativity to work and turn it to profit by making your own but you’re not sure how to get started. Rest easily, you’ve come to the right place to learn the basics of setting up a website, writing or obtaining content, placing … Read more
What exactly did that webmaster do to capture your attention and create such a captivating website?
Many great webmasters all possess the same qualities when they create websites:
First, consistency is a must. Make sure your design remains constant throughout. Try to use the same headers, fonts, images, backgrounds, music, etc. throughout the webpage so everything is already stored on the visitor’s hard drive and the pages load faster.