Notice the difference?
Redesigned logos. :D
But that’s fine, since approximately 1/4 of my followers are bots. (That would make 8 of the entire population of 32).
I know, I know, a lot of you have been doing this for a while. But this is relatively new for me, a font that’s web-safe but not installed in the computer. I hope this is a bright prospect :)
The font I’m using here in the theme is Nobile by Vernon Adams. It is sourced from the Google Font Directory — currently beta — an excellent place for hosted fonts. I hope lots of you enjoyed this!
First, you need to define why you want to have a website.
Be clear on your intentions. And, do you really need it? A website needs regular maintenance and updates, so it is not a one-off decision. Once you’re good with it, you can start. If you don’t have that much time, rethink. You’d be better off with only a Facebook or Twitter account than with a website — if you really don’t have that much time or doesn’t want to spend the hassle of going through updating dozens of pages.
You may want to have a website for several reasons:
- To speed up business, as in customer comfort;
- To promote yourself internationally; or
- To explain a group or cause of yours.
Basically, every site was built with communication in head. You want to build a website, you want to connect, not serve. You connect with people, not create a page after another then just serving it there for everybody to see. A website is like TV; it is public and just like TV shows, nobody’s going to like watching something outdated. The difference? TV is often one-way, a website should not.
Once you have set up why you want to have a website, be clear on your website headings.
There are lots of website types, usually defined by function:
- a personal website;
- a non-profit organizational website;
- a commercial website; and
- a government website.
You must be clear on this, because this is essential for further reach of your customers.
You also need to fill the website with information according to what your audience would be. If, for example, you are trying to build a website for the Ministry of Tourism of some country, be clear on the website headings: who are you trying to reach? Foreigners or co-workers? You don’t need to put the Ministry information/agenda on the site (how good the Ministry is, what the Ministry have been doing so far), because it is for internals and the likely audience of your website would be foreigners trying to learn more about your country/whatever country you are making a website for. Even, if necessary, build two websites: one for the foreigners, presented in bilingual, about how great the country is; and another one for the internals, with login pages and the native language. This separation can be done via sub-domain separation.
Again, promote and separate.
What about content — and clarity?
You need content. It is the most essential thing in building a website; without content, there would be no website.
Content is not easy to find. Defining what is content and what is not content is even harder — see above — and you need it to be crystal clear. Let the visitors come to your website asking questions and out of it with explanatory knowledge of your website content.
Content can also affect a corporation’s image on the face of the public. You need to have professional contents to have a professional image. Even a typo could be devastating — the website ShamefulTypos.com has examples of devastating typos that could turn a pro into bro.