Often, business find it difficult to know what type of website their business should get. After all, there are so many options available nowadays! Just think; you could get a single-page or multi-page website, one with image headers or not, where do you even begin?
The best way to start your business’ website is to do some research into similar businesses websites within your industry. By doing this, you will be able to form a clear idea of how you want your website to look and feel so that your website reflects your services perfectly. For example, think about what you will need from your website. If you are an artist, you will definitely need a gallery/portfolio and contact page. Whereas, if you are an established company, you will need an about us section and quite possible a store page to sell products.
How many pages should my website be?
That all depends on how much you’re trying to sell. For example, if you were a business without any products and you’re only trying to sell a service or two, a single-page could be more than enough. Whereas, if you were a large corporation with hundreds of products, you are certainly going to need more than one page! A main difference is, of course, the pricing. Clearly, a multi-page website is going to be more expensive than a single-page website but if you think it’s the best thing for your website, it’s worth it!
What about the branding and colour schemes of my website? Whether or not your company is already branded, a fresh look is always good for your company. If you don’t want that, that’s fine too because a website can work with any colour if made correctly! At the end of the day, the quality of design on a website is not solely down to the colour schemes. It also relies on the overall layout of the pages and how well all of your content fits together.
Should I get a website built or build one myself?
Only you have the answer to that question. The reality is for many people who build it themselves that the website doesn’t represent them too well. Why not? Generally, people struggle to build websites on their own, not because they aren’t capable, but because they struggle to understand the elements needed to take a good website to a great website. This does of course come with experience but why put yourself through all the hassle? Whereas, if you used a website design agency, they would be able to save you time and money by letting you focus on your business without the hassle of online deadlines.