Creating A Website Lesson 5

Creating A Website for Online Business

A niche website basically has three important components:

1. A header
2. AdSense placements
3. Content

Of these components, content is the most vital. We will discuss this tomorrow. For today, we will deal with basic niche website layout and design, so that all that is needed to be done in the coming days will be the integration of the content.

We will also deal with preliminary steps for on-page search engine optimization, or SEO.

So, how exactly do you create a basic niche website?

We could spend 500 pages discussing HTML.  You will have to do these steps in 20, 30, or even 50 websites. You will need to invest in a tool that will empower you to create websites at a rapid pace.

Macromedia’s Dreamweaver is one of the most powerful HTML editors in the market today.

The problem is, maximizing the benefits of these website creators require technical mastery of their programs. Their programs aren’t really newbie-friendly. It takes time to know how each of their features works.

But there are always free ones available.

The best web creation program that is offered free of charge can be found at www.nvu.com

The program has its limitations, of course, but it more than makes up for them by offering an intuitive interface that is easy to use and is not burdened by an overabundance of superfluous features.

The first thing we have to integrate into your website is the header.

A header is an image that is meant to introduce your site. It’s your first chance to capture the interests of your visitors, to compel them to stay, and to read what your web pages can offer.

A header is usually 700 pixels long and 150 pixels high. It should be a sharp design, containing graphics that are relevant to the subject you’re covering as well as the title of your website.

If you have some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or any other photo editing software, you won’t have any problems coming up with attractive headers.

Often, people hire graphic artists to deliver some custom-made headers. Naturally, you’d have to spend if you decide to take this route. Link

Next, work on the body of your website. There are many formats you can follow for this. Again, if you’re already familiar with web design, then this step should pose no problems. But if you’re not, don’t fret. There are plenty of tutorial on YouTube and here at Naked to help you.

Now, I don’t want you to pick out the most attractive. I want you to pick out the most effective.

By “effective,” I mean a template that:

  • will make it easier for your visitors to read what you have to say
  • has calm colors, preferably white, for the background of the texts
  • has little components that won’t slow the loading time much
  • will make it easier for you to update your content without having to make a lot of adjustments to the source code
  • contains elements that are consistent with one another, and more importantly, consistent with the subject you have chosen to focus on

Simplicity is the key. Choose a template that will allow you to work on your websites quickly and efficiently. You don’t need intricate designs. Stick with plain and effective ones.

Once you have chosen a template, simply plug it into your HTML editor and change some of the elements that are not really consistent with the design you have in mind.

If all of that seems too complicated just use WordPress, which is our favorite platform by far!

People normally use blogs as online diaries. But think of it as a web- publishing alternative. Blogging programs, specifically WordPress, will allow you to update your content in the easiest way possible.

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