Design Tips for Creating Your First Website

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Who This Article is For

Are you a small business who wants to launch their website and doesn’t have the budget to hire a designer? Maybe you’re an individual who wants to create a website for your personal brand, but doesn’t know how to code.

What This Article Isn’t

I will not be comparing Wix vs Squarespace. If you are interested in that, here is a good article I read online: Wix vs Squarespace.

Why Design Shouldn’t be Overlooked

Design is crucial because it can be the difference between a happy customer and a frustrated one that leaves your page because they didn’t understand your website. You want to achieve the look and feel that you best represents your business brand while also delivering a great experience for the user.

The Tips

The Hero is the first thing that someone sees on your website. It must tell the user who you are, what you do, and how you can bring value to them. Value can come in many different forms. It can be a service, product, entertainment, information — pretty much anything that the user is willing to give their attention to. You also want to make sure that you answer these in a simple way. People do not want to feel lost in your website, so my advice is always keep it clean and simple. Usually, I recommend going with a large font header, small font subheader that tells more, and main button(s).

  • give them a short, but telling, header to pull them in
  • Have a subheader with information for them to learn more
  • follow with a Call To Action

Final Comments

There is more to design than this. But these are some quick tips that I wish I knew when I made my first website.

Tech analyst at Accenture. Mobile app and web developer. Passionate about tech and education.