The Key Components of a Good Website

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What does a good website entail? This is the question that you need to pose to yourself before and while you are in the process of creating it. Moreover, you need to understand that it does not mean you need to learn how to code it from scratch – far from it. There are many templates to choose from online that you can customize to your liking to create a unique site. The content component is, in fact, the most important part. In this case, you must focus on the visual and written aspect of it. The last tip you should keep in mind is that you must always stay on brand, so as to not confuse people and to illustrate order on your various web pages. 

Hosting plan

Before you start thinking about the visual and written content of a site, you must consider how you will build it. A while back, coding was the go-to way of putting everything together, and if you didn’t know how to, you could pay someone else to do it. While you can still do this, there is now the option of an affordable website builder that is easy to understand and even allows you to customize it to your liking. 

The visual aspect

Once you have the skeleton of your website ready, you need to start thinking about the visual component of the site. The colors you choose, the layout, the fonts, and everything else comes together to form your web content. If you want people to stay on it and be intrigued by what you have written, you will need to attract them with the visuals. More so, this should go hand-in-hand with the user experience qualities of your website, as everything should be laid out in a neat and organized matter, making it easy to browse through the various pages. 

Excellent written content 

It is the content that you write that will truly captivate people’s attention and make them come back for more. Thus, you will need to finesse your copywriting skills for this purpose. It also would not hurt to have someone proofread your work before you make it live, just to ensure it sounds perfect. Think about the type of tone you want your written content to portray and stick to it, whether it’s comedic, witty, serious, and so on. 

Staying on brand 

Learning to stay on brand is another important quality of your website. In other words, stick to what your theme is and what your target audience would find interesting. For instance, if you started a fashion blog, it makes sense to stay in that realm rather than switch gears to sport-oriented content. This will only confuse people and make your website appear messier.

If you sit and think for a while, you will undoubtedly come up with a few other components that make up a good website. Regardless, keep in mind the various factors mentioned here, and you will be well on your way to creating a good website. 

I am a frontend and backend web developer who loves building up new projects from scratch. In my blog "Lingulo" me and some guest authors regularly post new tutorials, web design trends or useful resources.

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