How to build an awesome website

How to build an awesome website.

The internet – it’s a big, wide world out there.

What you need is a little piece to call your own – your very own website.

But there’s a lot of sites roaming around on the big ‘ol net. And some of them suck. But yours certainly doesn’t have to. All you need is a little planning, and maybe a bit of help from the experts (ahem. That would be us.)

We’ve pulled together a fool-proof checklist for your new piece of net. Read on to learn how to build an awesome website.

Get a plan together

Whoa there, cowboy. We know you’re champing at the bit to get started, but you can’t start building websites all willy-nilly. You need a game plan first.

Start by deciding on the purpose of your site. Is it to sell a product? To promote a blog? Maybe you want to share your art or writing with the world or start a new business.

The answers will help you figure out who your target audience is, and help you learn how to build an awesome website.

Outline that content

Ever made a cake without a recipe? Of course not. Only a madman would do that.

It’s the same for your website’s content. You’re going to need an outline if you want your site to be awesome.

Menu

What will your website have, and in what order?

Homepage

So what are you going to include on your homepage? Your contact information? A tasteful photo? All good options.

A homepage must, however, have a CTA. Encourage users to sign up for your newsletter, for example. Or check out your products.

Blog

Not only do blogs help with SEO, but they make you an expert in your field as well.

‘About Me’ page

This is the place to share your story and describe your business. It’s also a great way to connect with your visitors.

You’re well on your way to discovering how to build an awesome website!

Read: Why website content is important

Choose your domain…

Almost there – we promise! Now your website needs a name. It’s time to pick a domain. A domain is what you type into the browser’s search bar to go to a website. Think of your perfect name and see if it’s available to buy.

… And now your platform

And we know a pretty good one!

Gutenzie has loads of easy to use templates to get your site looking extra awesome. Our simple to use theme options lets you get the design and layout you want.

We’re also responsive and consistent across mobile, tablet and desktop. And our colour scheme is to die for – it’s based on Bootstrap 4’s design philosophy for consistency across your entire website. So you can look pro and stay on brand.

Learn more about us here.

Now launch that website!

It’s time – launch that gorgeous website!

Now that your awesome website is out in the world, you can start analysing your returns. Has your site helped you achieve your goals? If the answer is yes, what is working? If no, then what do you need to tweak?

Remember that your website isn’t a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing. It should constantly be changing – like you. So keep updating it as your goals pivot.

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