How to Create Beautiful Websites

If you’re like me, you’re a webmaster of a couple of websites and a blog. As far as I’m concerned, a website is a communication device, a way of generating hits. And every website is a work in progress. Whether you’re a newbie webmaster or you’re a seasoned pro, it can be difficult to figure out how to create a website that’s beautiful.

The process varies depending on the kind of website you want to create. If you’re in the business of selling clothing or beauty products, a website about your latest product launch might be more appropriate. On the other hand, if you’re an ecommerce site or a virtual office, you probably want to focus on design and style first. That’s why I thought I’d share my tips for creating beautiful websites using websites, and I’m going to share a few examples, too.

How to Create an Amazing Website

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, you need to design a website that’s user-friendly, intuitive, attractive, and usable.

And that means when you create your website, you need to get it right the first time.

Let’s say that you’re developing a website about a new product. You know it needs to be simple and accessible, and it should also be able to display your products as they’re currently displayed on your web site.

Before you dive into designing your site, you might want to read this article by Hosting Manual. It shows you how to host a website on Hostinger.

Here’s how to create a website based on your product concept in WordPress

Step #1: Set Up a WordPress Website

On the dashboard, look for themes. The website should include your logo, as well as your product names, price, and promotion.

Step #2: Tweak It!

Use the theme with good markup. Keep the posts and pages like tidy so that you can see how they work together.

Make sure you use images and backgrounds, because it adds to the look fo the website.

Step #3: Add Your Posts

Now it’s time to add your posts. If your website is a retailer, you should use a post like social media, video, or blog. If your website is a marketplace, you should use a post like listing or comment.

You can also create custom post types.

The syntax for your post type must be defined by you, and be easy to understand. For social media posts, follow the style of a social network. For example, if you are selling to Facebook users, use the Facebook format. For forum posts, follow the style of the forum you want your site to display. For blog posts, follow the style of your site’s content management system. If you’re using WordPress, make sure to add your post type to the Custom Post Types page in WordPress.

Step #4: Publish!

Put your product template on a separate page so that the user can see how your site displays their posts. Follow the website’s URL on your site, and you’re done!

If you have a fancy product template that includes moving slider buttons for moving between images, consider publishing that on a separate post so that users can see your product before purchasing.

Happy creating!

Visual Social Media – It’s a Game-Changer

In a world of convenience, visual updates are king. I recently read an article titled The Shift to Visual Social Media, which focuses on how visual social media is taking over the market and why smart brands are jumping on the wagon. The author walks us through the timeline of how blog posts became Facebook updates, which shrunk to Tweets and have now turned into Instagram or Pinterest posts.

This visual trend is, in part, due to users engaging with social media via their smartphones. Just like tweets were more convenient than updating a blog post, photos are now becoming less tedious than typing a status update.

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According to a study, 44% of respondents are more likely to engage with brands if they post pictures than any other media. Updates to the platforms have also been made to make them more succinct with the visual movement (i.e., Facebook Timeline) and the high successful new kids on the block (Instagram and Pinterest) are proving that the visual movement is here to stay.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is also evolving with this movement. Search engines no longer just rank websites alone. They now rank content based on social conversations and sharing.

So, what does this mean for your brand? It means adaptation is the key ingredient to your social media success. Smart brands that learn to navigate the visual social media movement will be prosperous in the social realm.