When it comes to building a website, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. In this blog post, we have discussed the top things to know when building a website.
When building a website, the most important thing to consider and keep in mind is the interface and whether or not it's user-friendly. As a designer, depending on your skills, you may not have any trouble ensuring this. You're likely either coding or already know your way around challenges.
However, what do you do if your business is in its infancy and you've never designed anything before? You'll need an online storefront that can be customized with little experience — one that offers a computer- and mobile-friendly interface. If you're having difficulty ensuring your interface is user-friendly, consider hiring a professional to help you with this task.
One thing that you need to keep in mind if you’re building a website for an online store is customer service and accessibility. Do you have a support center where customers can get answers without contacting an agent? What type of timeline do they provide for follow-ups? Can customers expect their problem to get solved quickly, or will it take days with no sales because your site is down? Keep this in mind when building an eCommerce site.
Without a call-to-action on every page, your website will suffer from decreased functionality. A CTA is any statement or question that motivates visitors to do something for you such as signing up for an email list, reading more content in the future, and clicking through links without hesitation. For example, including the statement "Follow us on Facebook for more cooking tips!" at the end of a blog post inspires readers to take action by following your business. Make sure that you add a CTA at the end of every post.
In order to create a complete user experience, it is critical that your website visitors can immediately take action with the click of their mouse by clicking on your CTA button.
For example, you can use a Call To Action saying "Download The Brochure Here!" and your visitors can click on "Here," and instantly, they can download the link.
If you are planning to create a website and buy your own domain name, check out Page Kit’s guide on how to pick the right domain registrar.