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100 things to get your head round when you are building a website



Are you thinking about building your own website?


Here are 100 key elements to remember when building a website for your small business.


  1. Tone

  2. Mobile responsiveness

  3. Typography

  4. Header design

  5. Header behaviour

  6. Footer design

  7. Call to action position

  8. Customer journey

  9. Web hosting

  10. Maintenance

  11. Content strategy

  12. Choice of imagery don't zone out yet I've only just got started ...

  13. Optimisation of images

  14. Consistency with branding

  15. Meta titles

  16. Meta descriptions

  17. Meta tags

  18. Search Engine Optimisation

  19. User experience (UX)

  20. Site structure

  21. Navigation menu

  22. Loading speed

  23. Carbon footprint of site

  24. Security

  25. Backup strategy

  26. Backup restoration

  27. SSL certificate are you bored yet?

  28. Privacy policy

  29. T&Cs

  30. Contact form

  31. Accessibility

  32. Content management systems

  33. Cross-browser compatibility

  34. Social media integration

  35. Analytics

  36. Scalability

  37. 404 page

  38. 301 Redirects

  39. Favicon

  40. Robots.txt

  41. Submission to search engines

  42. Hiding pages from search engines

  43. XML Sitemap

  44. GDPR

  45. Cookies policy

  46. Cookie popup yes, I'm still going ...

  47. Newsletter signup

  48. Blog setup

  49. Blog post design

  50. Blog post categories

  51. Share buttons

  52. Like buttons

  53. Comments settings

  54. Testimonials

  55. Galleries

  56. Embedded Google map

  57. Downloadable files

  58. Welcome screen for mobile wakey, wakey ...

  59. Logo connected to homepage

  60. Parallax scrolling

  61. Animated effects

  62. Related posts

  63. Embedded videos

  64. Music

  65. YouTube embeds

  66. Functionality

  67. Information hierarchy

  68. Use of white space

  69. Text layout nearly there ...

  70. Colour scheme

  71. Proof reading

  72. Professional photography commissioning

  73. Clean layout

  74. Hyperlinks

  75. Internal links

  76. Keywords

  77. Captions

  78. Viewports

  79. Back to top button

  80. Quick action bar

  81. H1 tags

  82. Button design

  83. Copyright information

  84. FAQs

  85. Lightboxes

  86. Popups

  87. Landing pages last few ...

  88. URLs

  89. Lead magnets

  90. Pricing tables

  91. Infographics

  92. . Professional appearance


Phew!


In fact, there are a lot more than 100, but you take my point.


Unless you are willing to learn how to do all these things, don't waste your time and patience trying to build your own website, just book a chat with me.

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