For those looking to set up a meaningful online identity, a social media page and a blog simply doesn’t cut it anymore. While it’s easy to quickly pick up a personal domain for a fee, it’s the website interface and overall experience that actually takes time. For those who have never worked on a website, it can be a daunting experience. Novices often brush off the design aspect, citing the easy availability of free or premium downloadable templates. You can choose to simply paste your content for an instant website, or you want a world-class website then get it redesigned for your needs.
However, often you will find that a “one size fits all” solution doesn’t really fit your requirement. Ask yourself the following questions to understand your web design needs.
How do you want to display the images?
You could be a photographer displaying your images, or setting up an eCommerce venture, or even a simple blog. Whatever your design needs, a modern website needs to showcase images to emphasize your content.
The world’s biggest websites are all image driven; major content aggregators have even adopted the Pinterest format of using images to navigate the site’s content. A website designer will ensure, down to the pixel, how you position your images, the various aesthetic norms that you must follow, and how your audiences will respond to this. And, you have the freedom to constantly tinker as you develop more insight into how your audiences respond to the website.
Are you in sync with modern design norms?
It is highly likely that your personal website intends to showcase you as a great provider of some service. It could be a unique product, better quality, or even simply a cheaper price that you are offering. For whatever your purpose, there are two things on the web that you must keep in mind:
1. You will have competitors and copycats
2. You have seconds to make an impression. Not minutes, seconds.
This means that you need to have a website that both stands…