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How to Design a Website: Beginner's Guide

Robin Gandy, August 27, 2021

Are you designing a website for the first time? Not sure how to get started? Look no further! This guide gives you all the resources you need to build a great looking website! Whether you need a website for your small business, your art, or just for fun, you can find everything you need to get started. 

Choosing a Website Builder

Choosing the right platform for your website needs is the first step in building your website. Comparing features, pricing, and ease of use will be important factors in determining what tool you use to design, build, and launch your website. 

Here are some helpful resources in comparing website builders to help you make your decision: 

Web Design Basics

Now that you’ve chosen a website builder, here are some basics in web design to get you started on the right track to building a website your visitors will love. 

Creating your Website 

You’re ready to start designing and building your website! We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you create well-balanced, impactful design. 

Elements of Design

Once you've collected your inspiration, customized your template, and chosen your colors it's time to start adding elements to your website! This can include text, images, animations, and more! Check out these helpful resources and how-to’s on working with elements of design. 

Target Audiences

Although the basics in web design are relatively the same for most industry websites, here are a few resources to help you design the perfect website specific to your target audiences:

E-commerce Websites 

E-commerce is an important part of website design. Many basics of website design still apply to e-commerce websites such as balanced design and creating a color scheme. Check out our 5 easy steps to creating an online store:

Web Design and SEO

Now that you’ve created your website, it’s time to start thinking about how your visitors will find you online. Website design has a huge impact on your site’s ability to rank in search engines like Google. Additionally, there are several ways to optimize your website to best market to your visitors and rank highly online. 

For a breakdown on everything SEO related, take a look at these resources:

And there you have it! Everything you need to get started on creating a website that looks great, speaks to your audience, and ranks highly online. For more tips and tricks on website design, check out our blog

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