choice of website design software is absolutely irrelevant to the
success of your website. The kind of website you want, and the level
of your knowledge will determine the tools that your should use to
create your website.
design is a process of conceptualization, planning, modeling,
and execution of electronic media content delivery
has it right, and the most important steps are conceptualization & planning,
but how exactly?
goal in defining the concept and planning is to create a website
that will meet the needs of the visitors and will draw the most traffic.
Let's step back and talk about what is needed to design a website
main keys to drawing website traffic are site theme focus and page
search engines are partial to sites that are focused around a theme
("Irish food", "Lake Sunapee", "fine art",
etc.) where every page is related to the site theme.
page should be focused around a keyword term that is related to the
site concept (fine art portraits, fine art drawings, fine
page keyword focus and the site theme focus work together to give
the search engines a clear picture of what the website is
should not just pull your website concept out of thin air. You need
to research the supply and demand, and it is actually
to start with several possible website theme idea, or several
angles on a particular theme, so you can pick the best one.
research tools like Wordtracker or
Adwords Keyword tool or Site Build It Brainstormer that
extract information from the search engines to find the concept
that the most people
and has the least amount
of competition (supply) other websites with
a website idea or two? Go to the Googles Adwords Keyword tool
and enter your site concept. Try it first with the synonyms unchecked
to just see keywords that contain your concepts keyword. Then run it
again with synonyms checked to also see related keywords that could expand
the scope of your theme. You will also see the search volume for each
keyword how many times that phrase was searched
for in a specific time period.
can begin to collect relevant keywords for one or more themes and
use these to put together a plan
will probably see that one of your website concepts has a much higher
search demand than the others.
You should probably
that has the highest search volume, but there are
other things to consider like the number of related
and, also, the number of websites that have similar
best and easiest system I have found is the SBI Brainstorm
that makes it a snap to research
and compare potential
Click here for a slideshow overview
of the SBI Brainstorm It Tool
does not care about the look of your site.
does not matter to the search engines how good your site looks they
cannot even see what is in any of the images,
including your logo. All that matters is two things:
content the words on the page as well as the Tags the
bits of text used to label images (ALT tags) and describe the pages (META
tags). This is also referred to as on-page criteria.
criteria This refers to information which
is not a part of your site that the
search engines use to determine the quality
criteria include the links from your site, as well as
the quality of
the sites that
would have much more importance than
a link from your cousins
blog but, in general, the more links
you have pointing to your website
the more important it will look to
search engines and the
better your website will rank in
the search results.
general, it is much better to focus
on great content and getting links
than it is
a really slick
content on a
plain looking website will outrank
twenty pages of content on a
and slick looking
you have the site plan draft and an idea of the scope of the
website, you can
are two main categories of web design tools:
editors work directly with the web site code, and
technology you will be
editors (pronounced whizzy-wig)
hide the web page code
and allow you to create pages as if you
were using a word processor.
The program writes
the code as you type and move page elements
around. WYSWYG stands
for What You See Is What You Get.
have used the free website design programs
past and they have
well. I used
Kit for editing
and KompoZer for
WYSWYG editing. You certainly
beat the price and
they get the job done.
the high end, there are the big three:
and GoLive. They are all very powerful and
allow you to use either
direct HTML code editing or WSYWYG. I use
WSYWYG editing but I find I often need
to switch to the
HTML panel and edit the code directly.
is a new program called XSitePro that
does the best
job of writing
all the code
Everyone is saying
it is the
web design tool
and is the easiest
if you are serious about creating
web site, you
should take the
time to learn
Hosting/Design Tool Packages
most web site
hosting companies have
Site Build It.
to build web pages
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