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3 Tips to Creating Interactive Web Design


If you are building a website these days, you want to create something compelling that gets visitors returning, and stands out from the crowd.

Quality web design is a crucial aspect of making a new website or blog, and we will give you some ideas how to make a good looking website.

1. Platform / CMS

If you are making a blog then we all know the best option for this is a self hosted WordPress install.

If you are building a company website and don’t want to use a blogging platform, then Content Management Systems like Drupal or Joolma are also good options and actually have their own blogging functionality should you want that.

2. Design/ Layout

There are several important designs aspects you need to take note of;

– Easy Navigation for all pages, not just the homepage. Some visitors might arrive from search engines and then want to access other areas of your site – make it easy for them.

– Easy to Read, make sure you are using standard text fonts and 2/3 of the page is dedicated to your actual content.

– SEO friendly, ensure that all your pages conform to search engine best practices for maximum organic traffic. Also ensure that search engines can easily crawl their way through your site.

– Page Speed/ Download, optimise your webpages for quickest download speeds for end users.

3. Content

Content would be the most important aspect of the website, this is what will drive in your readers, attract the search engines, and get them both coming back for more.

You homepage should give users a clear understanding of the topic being discussed. The About Us page is a more personal description of what you can do for them.

Some of your popular content pages will become landing pages for many visitors. It is important you check your website stats so you know your most popular landing pages, and optimise them for first time visitors and mamimising conversions.

We hope these tips help, and will have plenty more for you soon in an effort to build up your online presence.


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David Cowling : Editor and Founder of SocialMediaNews.com.au. I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and my boutique Social Media Advisory Service. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at david@socialmedianews.com.au

  • josh turner

    Hi there david cowling my name is josh turner I'm looking to step into the internet net world of social media I have to admitt I';m not the the most computer savey person in the world well to put it bluntly I'm a cave man of sortes and social media is new to me. I'm wanting to set up a web site ,blog ,facebook I call it face shot .God only knows why .I am looking to learn the how too's but something inivative something interactive with the public something knew.Using all forms of social media .I've been on your site and have found it to be a wealth of information .I'ld like to thank you for that .It's helping to inspire me and boy do i need alott of that these days Anyways do you know of a good course to take that a cave man could get through I don;t need a degree in social media to accomplish or fill my needs .

    Thanks for your time david
    any help would and is appreciated.

    Josh Turner

    • http://www.socialmedianews.com.au David Cowling

      Hi Josh

      Good on you for having a go.

      I was in your situation once – someone starting out without any real idea how to setup a blog.

      You don't really need to sign-up to any Social Media Course, just take one thing at a time.

      Most of the time you can find answers to your questions/ problems/ issues by searching the Internet.

      I would do this:

      1. Setup all social media profiles and use them
      2. Register domain name
      3. Buy basic web hosting
      4. Install wordpress on your domian

      This would be a great start in the social media world.

      All of the above is not hard and you can find all your answers on the internet if you have troubles.

      Otherwise send me an email and I'll help.

      Good luck

      david.

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