Monday 23rd July 2012 3:40 PM
Contd from Serif News post on 17th July " Why Do I Need a Website?"
Once you feel you have grasped and noted the basic concept and aims of your site, the next stage you need to approach is how you would like the content to appear. Will you make use of images, what are your keywords, in what way will you structure the site. For example, look at the front page of any newspaper - this in essence is the approach you need to take for your homepage, or page you want visitors to land on first.
For a heads up on the way content is organised within websites you could search for websites that have a similar interest as yours - this will help you decide what you like and don't like, could you improve on an idea of theirs. Take note of a page that leads to which other page, is it relevant to the previous one, did it help you find what you needed, are there clear tabs that help you navigate easily?
Bear in mind that you don't exactly know what a person is actually looking for when browsing, you can only assume, so with that in mind you need to ensure that a viewer can get to any section of your site within at least 2 clicks (also known of as having a 2nd & 3rd level to your site)
Next week I will touch upon the Structure of a website
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