Essential Tips for Building a Website
Are you new to the world wide web? Here are some tips to
help you get started with the process of building your website.
What is the domain name?
Most people use the name of their company (e.g.. www.vedana.in), but
your could also use the services or products you are providing (e.g.
www.ayurvedic-massage.com ). Once you have chosen the name, we need
to search to see if this particular domain name is available.
Do you have a hosting provider?
Websites are hosted on a server so you need to pay a yearly fee for
space reserved for you by the server. If you do not have a
particular hosting provider in mind, it is easy to find safe and
reliable hosting providers who also register the domain name.
What is the purpose of the website?
If you can have a clear idea of what you hope to achieve by
building this website, it will make all other decisions very clear.
Some companies have the website to showcase their products or
services to the billions of web surfers. Other companies might not
need such high search engine visibility as they give this address to
their existing / potential clients. Individuals often make websites
to express and share their thoughts, music, work, etc.
Who is the target audience?
What words would they use to search for the services/information you
Do you need a logo designed?
Please do share any ideas / thoughts / preferences you have regarding the
logo, web design, favorite colours, an image that captures your work
/ personality perfectly, etc with your webs designer.
Keeping basic content ready (information/ photographs/ different pages
or sections of the website) simplifies and speeds up the
process of building your website and also saves your web designer
extra work from the numerous edits!
Do you need a database?
Databases are required when your website has a huge range of
products / services which keep changing or where certain aspects
such as price require
regular updating. Also if new products need to be added on a regular
basis, a database is helpful as any layperson can make updates and
additions. Some times your web designer can make the updates/
changes for you at a nominal monthly cost.