For example, my Quicken ad is on the page where I discuss how I use Quicken, a link to Amazon is on the page where I have reviewed Jim Cramer’s Real Money, and a new site that I found, that offers coupons to major stores is on this page as well as on the article, “Getting More Value Out of what You Buy.” I chose to place my ads that way because I want them to really be a natural fit with my content; I don’t just want the site to become a big advertising space. Also, I do not want to spend a ton of time on affiliations: I want to spend time on content and traffic. The affiliations are not hard once you get the hang of it.
Then there are scripts. They can do magic on the website. Dates can be automatically displayed and updated. Calculations can be done. Images can be changed automatically. Counters can display the number of visitors. Guest books can be signed. They are fantastic pieces of code done by talented programmers.
As you are designing the web page in question, and creating the navigation functions, you will want to test each link thoroughly, making sure they work on each and every page. If you have any broken links, customers will lose faith in your product, and rather easily. If you are ready to build a website, then now would be a great time to start searching for the appropriate software, and of course, start making plans.
Make sure your site is browser compatible. Your web site should look good in Netscape as well as in Internet Explorer. Don’t stop designing your site as soon as you find that it looks great on IE. Usually Netscape gives some problems, especially when you try doing complicated HTML designs. But don’t give up too soon, usually with patience these problems can be easily fixed.
Also you can add users to your blog so others can also change and add content. This feature is great to two business owners or a group of friends wanting to create a blog.
We’ve all had that frustrating feeling on a website as we struggle to navigate our way around. Avoid this by creating separate sections on each topic you want to write about. With web design software you will be able to create different sections easily. Keep each page relevant with the correct information in each. When browsing different sections, it should be clear to your visitor which page they are on. The homepage should stay in the same place so that users can be taken back home in one step.
Once you have decided what aspect of your topic your website is going to serve, check out the competition. Find out what other websites look like using your chosen keywords as your search term on Google. Look at the pages they are using – how many and what type, and how they are advertising. If you are sufficiently advanced, right click on their pages and check out their source code.