How to Design a Website

How to Design a Website. Whether you are developing your own personal website or creating an e-commerce site for your new business, website design can be a daunting task. Fortunately, with the right software and a good sense of what your content will be, it can be as easy as creating a word processing document.

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Design a Website

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Brainstorm what web pages your website will contain. It is often helpful to make a diagram of how your site will be organized. Make sure to include your navigation structure. This refers to how the pages of your website will be connected.

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Use paper to make a rough sketch of each page. Be sure to take into account what titles, text and graphics will be included.

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Select a piece of software specifically designed for constructing multi-page websites as opposed to a simple webpage editor. There are many options available for less than $100. Install the software on your computer.

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Explore the themes and page choices that are already available on your software. Find the one that best fits your vision for your website.

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Work through your software's website "wizard" to input your site information.

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Preview your site in a variety of browsers and on a variety of computers, to determine that your creation looks the way it should in different environments.

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Upload your site, including all of your pages and graphics to the webserver of your host provider.