Do you want yours dressed in cheap clothes or a custom fitted suit?
So what makes a website great you might ask, here are the 5 keys to an awesome website.
- A responsive design
First and foremost, having a responsive design is key. You want users to be able to quickly and easily navigate through your website to achieve their desired result. Ever since the “Mobilegeddon” back in 2015, every website needs a site that is user friendly on both desktop and mobile devices, which brings me to the next point…
- A desktop version & a mobile version
All websites need to have 2 versions. A desktop version for people using computers, and a mobile version for people using tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices.
If you’ve ever accessed a website on your mobile device that isn’t mobile friendly, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Websites that aren’t designed for mobile devices are difficult to navigate and often trigger users to look elsewhere for whatever they’ve come to your site looking for.
- An unforgettable domain name
Something that often times goes overlooked when creating a new website is the importance of a catchy domain name.
Think of the last 3 websites you visited; do you remember their domain name?
I’m willing to bet you remember them, and it’s no accident. The owners of the websites likely put hours into thinking of an unforgettable domain name so that users will remember where to find them. Take some time to search for available domains by using a domain name registrar. Picking your domain name isn’t something you should rush.
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- Easy to understand
Ease of use is a very important aspect to all websites. Simple sites that are easy to navigate and to understand will always do better at keeping users engaged than extravagant looking websites that overwhelm the user.
- Awesome Content
In 2017, content is king. In my opinion, the most important factor to having a great website, is having awesome content that keeps users engaged and wanting more.
Websites that set their #1 focus on regularly providing users with top notch content, will nearly always be successful from my experience. When starting a website, focus on creating the best content in your niche and you will succeed.
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