Pay attention to your background colors and your text colors when designing a site. Something like red text on a blue background doesn’t work well. And if you think that white text will pop with a black background, it could be a little too bright for your readers. Go with something subtle.
Last but not least, starting a home based Internet business does not cost you several thousands of dollars to get started as traditional business does. The fee that you have to spend on includes domain name, hosting and website design fee. If you’re able to build your own website using web design software (like FrontPage, Dreamweaver), it’s a good thing. If not, the solution is hiring someone else to create one for you.
Of course, if you design web pages for a living, you have to know programming languages such as Java, Java script and others to get many things to work the way you want. This is where many web developers fall short and they have to hope there is Java, or other, code already written to be copy/pasted into the web programming. If you need something more customized you are in trouble not knowing these things.
The trick is to find a webhosting site that includes all the tools necessary for making a website of your own. When browsing the websites of these companies be sure to check to make sure that you will be given access to a ‘site builder’. The name may be different according to the hosting company, but the concept is still the same. What you will be looking for is a way to build pages without having to use any other software.
Using your sketch as a guide lay out the web pages that will make up your website and start inserting them into the proper areas using the software. Always start with the home page and work your way out from there. During this step it is important that you ensure your pages are linked together so that users can easily get from one page to the next without any problems.
Once you have decided what aspect of your topic your website is going to serve, check out the competition. Find out what other websites look like using your chosen keywords as your search term on Google. Look at the pages they are using – how many and what type, and how they are advertising. If you are sufficiently advanced, right click on their pages and check out their source code.