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  • Step 1 – Discover and Register a Domain Name
    suits your needs If you are a business owner try to name the site after the business Avoid hyphens make sure it s easy to remember and easy to spell and don t worry if the business name is long Choosing Your Extension Different extensions are often used for different purposes com is often used for international businesses while org is often used by charities and voluntary organization If you want to provide national services stick to your nation s extension Purchasing a Full Domain Name Online There are a number of online services that enable you to quickly search for and purchase domain names The Pro Designer can help you develop creative domain names and sister domains to support your business and brand Domain Names that are Already Taken You may find the domain name you had in mind is already taken For example you may want to use www yougethepoint com as your domain name However someone else has already purchased that domain In instances like this you can Change your extension to something different Change your domain name slightly to include the initials of your country a related keyword or a slightly different spelling If you re having trouble choosing and purchasing an effective domain name simply visit The Pro Designer and we ll be happy to help you find the perfect domain name or names for your website Questions Before Decisions Getting Started with the Five Steps to a Website Step 1 Discover and Register a Domain Name Step 2 Email Addresses that Include Your Web Domain Step 3 What You Need and Want in Your Website Step 4 Do It Yourself or Hire a Designer Step 5 Launching the Site and Acquiring Hosting Supporting Your Site with Little Extras Recent Posts Maximizing Your Online Marketing

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  • Step 2 – Email Addresses that Include Your Web Domain
    making it easy for site visitors to get to the people that will deal with their query Generic email addresses usually include info domainname sales domainname support domainname noreply domainname and many more Choosing Your Email Addresses Personal You then need to consider personal email addresses linked to your web domain Different people handle personal email addresses in different ways for example some prefer The first letter of the first name and the full surname The full first name and the first letter of the surname Full name only using the surname to distinguish between different people who share the same first name You can setup email addresses in whichever format you feel is best whether you prefer causal or professional you can create multiple email addresses that meet your needs Purchasing Your Email Addresses Purchasing your email addresses is incredibly easy and with The Pro Designer you ll find it quick and convenient to create a multitude of mail boxes We ll also help you create the right environment to receive your email and we can help you develop and manage effective email newsletter campaigns Email is an incredibly important form of business communication and both your website and business will prosper if you utilize email to its full extent and capabilities Simply visit The Pro Designer for assistance with setting up your email addresses and mailboxes Questions Before Decisions Getting Started with the Five Steps to a Website Step 1 Discover and Register a Domain Name Step 2 Email Addresses that Include Your Web Domain Step 3 What You Need and Want in Your Website Step 4 Do It Yourself or Hire a Designer Step 5 Launching the Site and Acquiring Hosting Supporting Your Site with Little Extras Recent Posts Maximizing Your Online Marketing Presence and Profit Building

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  • Step 3 – What You Need and Want in Your Website
    visit The Pro Designer We ll be happy to show you a portfolio of contemporary and popular site features giving you the power to choose what s best for your commercial or personal website Static Vs Dynamic When developing your website it s important that you understand the difference between static and dynamic sites Static Sites Static sites or pages are sites that require no maintenance so their content cannot be added to edited or removed by a CMS The data is hard coded into the page and any changes will require an edit to the code Dynamic Sites Dynamic sites or pages can be maintained which means their content can be altered and added to using a CMS The data is pulled from a database and the database can be changed to display new or different data Most websites are at least partially dynamic as it s good web practice to keep your website up to date with the latest news You can use a CMS to maintain certain parts of your website however big changes or complex new features will require the hiring of a web designer Using a Wireframe to Work Out Your Website Once you ve decided what features you would like to include in your website you then need to decide how internet users can access that content A wireframe is a diagram that starts to sketch out how users will move around your site It is best to start with the links in your main user menu The number of links will depend on the complexity of your site Simple sites will require a simple wireframe however complex sites will require a well thought out wireframe For each link in the menu you will need to think of what content will appear once the

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  • Step 4 – Do It Yourself or Hire a Designer?
    and because you haven t built it yourself you may struggle to understand exactly how your site works It also pays to be very clear when working with a designer as you might not get exactly what you expected if you are vague with details Choosing the Option That Suits You Whether you decide to opt for the low cost of a template or the high quality of a web designer you can find the right web design options to suit your budget at The Pro Designer We provide a wide range of professional templates that can be customized to meet your needs Our website templates can be supported by a CMS should you need it We also offer bespoke web design services giving our clients the freedom to create a site that fits their business like a glove We provide professional and affordable web design services for commercial and personal purposes We offer discounts on our services for charities and voluntary organizations If you have any questions about our website templates or our web design services simply visit The Pro Designer DIY Web Design If you decide to create your own web design there are a number of important details you will need to remember Keep it clean make sure it s relevant and make it simple Avoid using a variety of colours and make sure your colours are suitable for the web Skip over fancy fonts in favour of simple fonts Avoid overfilling your page with too much content make it easy on the eyes Make sure your most important information is immediately available Take the time to test your site with new users and see how easy they find it to navigate around your site Keep your text content short and sweet People tend to scan read and if they do want more information either pace it into a PDF or make sure that prospects can contact you directly for more details Starting Structure The best way to enhance your wireframe is to start developing a simple structure for your website Here s what we consider to be the basics for a commercial website Home Page The home page is the first page visitors land on when they enter your domain name into their web browser Any actions you want the visitor to take should be available on this page whether it s buy our products contact our store or sign up to our newsletter About Us Avoid overfilling your Home Page with content about who you are and how you came to be instead use an About Page to give visitors more information about your history Products Services Here s your opportunity to explain what you can provide to the prospect Make sure you are clear on price specifications description delivery timeframe and any other information you deem important Try to keep it simple and short How To Order A page where you outline how people can purchase your products or services online in store over

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  • Step 5 – Launching the Site and Acquiring Hosting
    Space Disk space is different to bandwidth The disk space is the amount of data your site can hold If you are a photographer with an online gallery built into your website you will use a lot of disk space If you rarely add new content to your website your disk space will remain quite small Site Language and Database There are many different types of hosting PHP hosting ColdFusion Hosting ASP Net hosting and more These are all web design languages they are used to query your database for information Your database will be written in a different language such as SQL or MySQL You will need to know what languages your site and database are written in to purchase suitable hosting Technical Support Hosting is bound to give you a bigger headache if there is a lack of technical support These days many hosting companies provide excellent technical support which can be accessed via live chat emails forums FAQs and phone calls Price Hosting is like your domain registration it is a subscription to a service that is incredibly affordable Don t be tempted to simply opt for cheap hosting as it may not meet your needs Instead look for affordable professional and reliable hosting packages If you want to avoid getting a headache with purchasing a hosting package and connecting your site to your host server you can simply visit The Pro Designer With our hosting services and packages you can quickly find the right hosting package for you and we can get your site away from the developmental domain and on to it s rightful domain Once your site is launched there are a number of ways that you can improve and enhance your website to make it more effective Questions Before Decisions Getting Started with

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  • Supporting Your Site with Little Extras
    help you implement the code into your website We can also help you learn the basics with the Google Analytics interface and we can use the data gathered to recommend suitable site changes Social Media Support your website with strong social media profiles and campaigns As well as running a website you should also consider using social media sites such as Twitter YouTube and FaceBook to your advantage These third party websites can offer access to an unprecedented audience and it is incredibly easy to use online resources to create affordable and effective viral campaigns If you re not sure about how your site can incorporate the marketing power of social media sites simply visit The Pro Designer and contact our friendly and professional team We can help you create effective professionally designed social media profiles that actively drive new traffic to your website SEO Use SEO to get your website at the top of the list in relevant online searches Many websites have chosen to rely on SEO search engine optimization to boost their pages up the results list on relevant searches SEO can be achieved with text content that includes keywords at a certain density making blogs very useful for SEO purposes SEO can also be purchased by working directly with search engines like Google and with other website owners There are a number of SEO techniques and methods and at The Pro Designer we can help you develop a site that is search engine optimized and we can tell you what keywords internet users choose when looking for your business helping to drive more interested internet users to your website Questions Before Decisions Getting Started with the Five Steps to a Website Step 1 Discover and Register a Domain Name Step 2 Email Addresses that Include Your

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  • 5 keys to building the perfect corporate app
    mobile OS However you will need to build each platform as a separate app to avoid issues when testing the product out It is much simpler to test one app at a time than to try to figure out where the bug is while running the app on three platforms at once Have A Strategy Don t build an app just to have one Have an end goal in mind whether it be to provide information or entertainment or to be a service based app If you don t have a reason for building the app you ll find it to be a waste of time You need to ask if the app will actually benefit your company Have A Budget Every app is different so there is no way to get a ballpark figure The best thing to do is plan out a budget of how much you can afford to spend then find a developer who can work on that spending plan Check The Laws Before you spend the money developing your app make sure that its features and functions are fully legal It would be a huge waste launch your app only to find it must be taken down because doesn t fall within the legal guidelines Find a lawyer who understands Internet law and ask him after all the price of a consultation is probably much lower than that of a fully developed app Share this Facebook Twitter Google LinkedIn Email Filed Under Design Tools Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Recent Posts Maximizing Your Online Marketing Presence and Profit Building Buzz About Your Business Driving Customers

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  • The Pro Designer
    more bearable if you just keep them in mind Keep It Simple The first place many people go wrong when designing an app is that they allow it to become too complicated and it discourages them Figure out Read more The Single Biggest Website Mistake Ever February 24 2015 by The Pro Designer Leave a Comment Now this a big statement I know but I wanted to get out my opinion on what I believe to be the biggest website mistake ever and why you need to address this problem immediately So what is it you ask Well it s pretty simple really It s thinking that someone actually cares about you and your website Most people when they have a site designed think that everyone is Read more Recent Posts Maximizing Your Online Marketing Presence and Profit Building Buzz About Your Business Driving Customers in the Right Direction The Benefits of Improving Your Findability and Web Services Your Current Internet Strategy and How to Improve It Useful Resourses How To Setup A Website A Beginner s Guide to Web Hosting Become a Freelance Photographer Setting Up Your Own Photography Studio What is a Domain Name and What is its

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