Whenever we want to make or create something, the very first thing we prefer to do is to have proper information, background, history, pros and cons of the product, thing etc. Same case is here. If we want to create a website, then we should know what is a website? what is the importance and scopeof it. So, if you want to come up with something completely new and one of a kind, here is a series of considerations you should take into account before starting a website.
What is a Website:
A website (also written as website, web site or simply site) is a set of related web pages containing content such as text, images, video, audio, etc. A webpage is a document, typically written in plain text interspersed with formatting instructions of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML, XHTML).
Organized by function, a website may be a:
Nonprofit organization website.
There are many types of websites but two main types are static and dynamic websites:
1. Static website
A static website is one that has web pages stored on the server in the format that is sent to a client web browser. It is primarily coded in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
2. Dynamic website
A dynamic website is one that changes or customizes itself frequently and automatically, based on certain criteria. Dynamic websites can have two types of dynamic activity: Code and Content. Dynamic code is invisible or behind the scenes and dynamic content is visible or fully displayed.
Importance of Website:
Website helps in the selling of the product. It’s convenient for consumers to search, view and buy your product at any time. Presence on the web is important for any business because you can advertise your services, mission statement and anything else necessary for potential customers. It is a way of communication among billion of people who visit internet daily.
A website is not only an Internet identity for your organization, it is an essential part of the success and future of your company in the 21st Century. Your website is your online brochure or catalog that can be changed or updated at anytime at a much cheaper and faster rate than print material. It saves you money on printing and distribution costs. It can offer free advice about your services and products including ideas and suggestions for maximizing the benefit of your products.
How to Create a Website:
Following are the steps involved in the creation of a website:
1. Register a Domain Name (YourSiteName.com)
Your website needs an address and that’s exactly what a domain name is. Choose wisely because this name will represent your brand. You need to select something that fits and is memorable.
2. Choose a Web Host
The web host is the company that houses your site and provides you with email addresses, space for your web pages, free scripts for blogging, forums, social networking, shopping carts and more.
3. Start Building!
How you create your site will depend on the kind you want to make. For example, if you want to create a blog, you can take advantage of the built-in templates that come with the blogging (WordPress) platform. No coding experience is necessary. All you do is search for the theme you want to use, activate it, make your customizations and your website is ready to go.
There are some other factors which should be kept in mind while creating a website like, What kind of site do you want? There are so many different types of websites. From ecommerce, membership to content sites/blogs. Find out the best way to approach your future site.
Creating Niche Websites
A niche website focuses on a narrow market. So instead of making a website about something generic like skin care, you may choose to narrow it down to getting rid of acne, or managing eczema.The more defined your target market is, the easier it will be to engage your audience and sell products to them.
Static HTML vs. Dynamic Websites
There are basically two kinds of websites you can create.
1) Static HTML (Content is uploaded and displayed “as is”)
2) Dynamic (WordPress, Joomla, etc.) Dynamic means information is pulled from a database so you can display your website content by date, category, etc. Think blogs.
Static HTML sites are not that popular these days. In order to create them, you have to learn HTML, use templates or buy some kind of software like Dreamweaver, Artisteer, etc.
Using WordPress to Make Blogs or Dynamic Sites: If you want to create a blog website (content sorted dynamically by category and date), I would highly recommend using WordPress because it’s the most flexible, robust blogging system on the Web.
How to Build Traffic to Your Website
Once your site is up and running, the best place to start building traffic is the major search engines because the traffic is free and targeted. Learn how to get listed in Google, Yahoo and Bing and create sitemaps so the engines know about all your web pages.
After getting a little knowledge I hope you will be able to make a successful website. If you like this page then do share it with other’s to spread the knowledge.