A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Great Website

Every great website begins with an idea – or two! And inspiration can strike at any point. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, for instance, wrote his business plan for his multinational company while on a trip from New York to Seattle in 1994 – and he’s now the richest man in the world.

You have to start somewhere. So now is the time to pick up a pen and sketch out a few thoughts about your website and what it can achieve.

Here at Blue Whale Media, the web design Warrington based agency, we can help you get your creative juices flowing. So let’s start with a little exercise.

Fill In The Blanks

Here’s a good way of focusing your attention on what your site can achieve. Fill in the blanks on the following sentence: This website is devoted to…. And it covers the areas of…. The audience is…. And I will be adding posts every… About…

Once you’ve identified what you want from your website, you can start to think about how you actually create it.

DIY versus Expert

In the early stages, you have to decide whether you’re going to create a website on your own. Or whether you’re going to employ a professional web designer to help you. Naturally, these decisions will be influenced by time, money and the scale of your ambition.

It’s relatively easy to do things for yourself. All you have to do is choose a web platform, such as WordPress.com or WordPress.org, and get started. The former will host your site for you, while the latter offers software for you download to your own computer. And both sites offer lots of advice.

Through WordPress.com, you can create a free blog. But if you’re constructing a site for professional purposes you will probably want to pay a yearly subscription for a highly functional website.

So What’s The Catch?

The downside to the DIY approach is that you have to teach yourself quite a lot. And it can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to run a business at the same time. That’s why entrepreneurs employ web designers to help them. Here at Blue Whale Media, the web design Warrington based agency, we’re experts in creating WordPress websites that will cater for all your needs.

So here are a few other things for you to consider…

Static versus Dynamic

A static website – as the name implies – doesn’t change, unless you alter its source code. These sites are created by web developers using the mark-up language HTML and they give each visitor the same experience.

But a dynamic website is one that can be easily updated, without having to learn a coding language. A dynamic website is updated by a Content Management System (CMS) which gives the user easy templates to fill in. So you can regularly update your website with new products or blogs, for instance.

WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS. In fact, WordPress powers over 60 percent of all CMS websites worldwide. So you’re in good hands with WordPress.

Contact Your Web Design Warrington Agency Today

We’re experts in building WordPress websites – and can provide you with help and advice on everything from design to blogs. Call us today. Who knows, you may be the next Jeff Bezos.

Email us at: hello@bluewhalemedia.co.uk or call on: 01925 552 050

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