The first step in designing a web site is to decide what type of site you would like to have. Examples of types of sites you would like to create include, but are not limited to, forum based web sites, business web sites and blogs.
The next step in designing a web site would be to decide on a server to host your web site. When you decide on a server you have to factor in several things. You need to decide on the amount of space the server allows you to use. You also have to decide on the amount of time you would like to pay for as well. You also have to decide if you would like to pay for the whole amount of time or pay month by month. The prices of web servers can be anywhere from $300.00 all the way up to $3,000.00. The price depends on how long your service is, and the amount of space and traffic your site will generate. What you decide is 100% up to you. When deciding on a server also make sure that if you are going to have adult content on your site that it isn’t against the servers tos (terms of service). Some servers do not allow adult content on their servers, and they will boot you off the server if you do not follow the tos.
The next step on designing a web site would be to decide on a domain name for your site. You can decide on any name you want. You would want to keep in mind the type of site that you would like to see. Since some domain names may be taken it is recommended that you use a service such as domainit to check the status of your domain name.
The next step in designing a web site would be to either free hand design the site from scratch. By using a computer program such as paint. Or going with a company that already has the lay out of the site for you. Examples of software like this include, but are not limited to Vbulletin, SMS, and PHBB. Some of these web building websites such as Vbulletin you have to pay for. Vbulletin is $300.00 to purchase. This is a onetime purchase, and you have the license forever. They do not charge you again for using the software. There are site building programs as well. These programs are not usually do not have as good a selection for lay outs and designs on them.
The next step in designing a web site would be to decide a topic which you would like for your web site. Topics include, but are not limited to, general chat, video games, television, movies etc. There are endless topics you can decide for your website. You may also choose to do a site that just publishes videos or pics. You could design a search engine too if you choose to do so.
The next, step in creating a web site would be to decide on a target audience you would like for your site. Target audiences can be anything from a certain age group to a certain type of users you would like on your web site. Once you have your site up and running. The first thing you would want to do is make a set of rules for your site to follow. Do not budge on these rules. No matter how much your users may think they are unfair. Remember every single site out there has a set of rules that ALL users must follow.
The next step in designing a web site would be to get word of your site out to the general public. Examples of how to “lure” users to your site are to use a program like google adsense. You may also pay other web sites to put your banner on their sites. Spamming (putting your link in spots that are not permitted) can not only get you banned from the site you put the spam. But can also get you booted off your server. Spamming a site is not recommended.
The final step in designing your web site would be to decide on a general graphic scheme, and look for your web site. There are a lot of different themes on which you can decide on. Most are included on your forum or site software’s programs home site. In this phase you also want to create a banner, and logo for your site. The scheme you choose is up to you, and what you like. At this point you may want to also think of a slogan for your site as well. I hope this article helps you in designing your new web site.