Choose a name that people can remember well and choose wisely (and appropriately) whether you will use.com, .net or something else.
Choose a reliable one and look at how much capacity you need.
What is the purpose of the website: business, corporate, e-commerce, etc.
5 Layout & Color
Color affects the 'feel' of your site. Neat layout is always preferred. Don't forget about footer too!
6 Site Map
Clear site map & flow chart.
Your website has to provide a good and informative content to the users. Target certain keywords to rank high in search engines. The type of content like language, picture, video, etc have influence of how fast or how slow that website will load.
You have to know who your audiences are, then you can build content that will attract them.
Don't put too much advertisement in your website. If it is not necessary, don't put it there.
10 Pop Up Message
Prevent pop up messages. It is the most annoying type of advertising because of slow loading and sometimes you can't close it.
11 Attractive Design
Good website should be simple, yet professional.
Make an eye catching buttons and "call to" action buttons like buy now or download now. Try using bright colors like orange or yellow.
You can choose from a clean look, colorful look, or you can consider patterned background too.
Choose image carefully as it will create a lasting impression for everyone, so you want it to be good and memorable.
15 Easy Navigation
Users can easily find what they are looking for.
There are so many good website out there, but you have to make your website stand out from the other.
Keep you website up-to-date to keep visitors coming back.
A good website has to be search engine friendly. It means it is easy to find your website in the the search engine.
19 Cross Browser
A good website has to be able to be viewed properly in all types of modern browser, example: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari
20 Screen Resolution
Formerly, web design made 980px in width. But as responsive web design is getting popular, a site can be designed up to 1230px in width.
21 Social Media
Integrate social media to your website to facilitate easy content sharing.
Choose your typography. Legible font is definitely important. You don't want people to squint their eyes when reading your text.
If visitors have to register to interact with your website, give them advantages when they do.
24 Tracking & Analytics
With it, you can monitor how your website goes and how to optimize it.
25 Provide Security
Visitors have to feel safe when they leave their information in your website. Especially when they have to register their contacts detail or credit card number.
Footer may not be the main thingin a site, but with a well-designed footer, you can impress your visitors.
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