Have you ever wondered what makes up a website? The answer is surprisingly simple, but it can be pretty confusing if you’re not careful. In this post, I’ll take an in-depth look at what your website needs to have in order to succeed and help you get started on your next project with confidence!
A Website Is Kind Of Like A Rubik’s Cube
A website is a kind of like a Rubik’s cube. It has six faces, each with its own purpose:
1. The front page (the white side) represents who you are and what your business does.
2. The middle pages are for marketing and advertising, like banners or product descriptions. These pages should be designed with SEO in mind so that Google will rank them higher when someone searches for your company or product name.
3. On the back side of the cube, there are three sides representing content production options—texts, images, videos—and one more side representing interactive elements like polls or quizzes that allow visitors to interact with your site through e-mail forms or social media buttons (like Facebook “Like” buttons).
#1 Define Your Audience
The first stage is to define your audience. This can be done by looking at things like demographics, psychographics, and behavior patterns. If you don’t know who they are, it’s impossible to create a website that caters to them in a way that resonates with them.
The audience is the most important part of any website because it determines whether or not people will visit your site and what they’ll find when they get there (or not). For example: if I’ve got millions of people visiting my website but none of those visitors are interested in what I’m offering then why would I spend time building and maintaining such an expensive piece of equipment?
#2 Brainstorm User Experience And Site Map
User experience (UX) is the sum of all interactions a person has with your website. It’s not just about what you see, but how you feel and how it makes you feel when using the product or service.
There are two ways to think about UX: first, as a whole; second, as individual components of that whole. A site map can help guide your thinking about these two aspects of UX so that they align with each other and serve as harmony in the design process.
A good way to start thinking about user experience is by brainstorming ideas for different forms of interaction on your site—for example: “I want this page to be informative,” “I want this page to be entertaining,” etc.—and then mapping out those ideas into specific interactions (e.g., clicking on links).
#3 Create Wireframes
Wireframes are a visual representation of your website, and they help you visualize the site structure. They also help you see if the user experience is clear and intuitive. And lastly, they can be used as an effective way to communicate what your business has to offer to potential customers.
Here’s how wireframes work:
1. They help you visualize your site’s structure and user experience -They can be used to communicate what your business has to offer potential customers
2. Wireframes can help you see if your website is clear and intuitive. -They’re a great way to test out different layouts and designs
#4 Build The Site
You’re not going to get far without a website. Even if you don’t have any other way of getting your information out there, it’s still important for people to know what you do and how they can contact you.
When building a website, there are five essential parts:
1. A domain name – This is the address that people will type into their browser to find your site. It should be easy to remember and easy to type so they’ll want to visit again without having any trouble finding it later on down the road when they need more information about what exactly is going on inside of this particular brand/business niche industry where I work!
2. A logo – This represents everything visual about my company; what we stand for as individuals who work hard together toward common goals related directly back towards solving problems faced daily by many others just like us throughout history.”
#5 Create Content
Content is the most important part of your website. It’s what people will be reading and looking at, so it’s important that you create high-quality, relevant content that will keep them coming back for more.
Unique: Don’t just copy other websites’ articles or posts; make sure yours stands out in its own way. You can do this by writing about something new or different than what’s already been written about on other sites (for example, instead of covering how to build an app like Snapchat or Instagram Stories, try writing about why social media shouldn’t be used as a way to communicate).
Relevant: Your readership should expect you to cover topics related directly back to their lives; otherwise they’ll lose interest quickly since they won’t see anything interesting happening around them while reading through your site regularly! This means avoiding topics such as politics (unless they’re specifically related) because it’ll only confuse people instead of making them think “what does this person know?”
If You Know Who You’re Talking To, You Can Get A Lot Done.
First and foremost, you need to know who you’re talking to. You can’t talk to everyone at once! You have to define your audience: who they are and what they need. Knowing this will help you create content that resonates with them and helps them achieve their goals.
The second thing is knowing what their pain points are—the things that frustrate or annoy them most about the way things work right now (and if there are any other things that bother them). This will give you ideas for how best to serve their needs as customers by providing information in a way that solves problems for them instead of just informing them about something new we’ve added on our website today!
There you have it—the five essential parts of a website. Now, if you’re stuck on how to get started, don’t worry! We’ve got plenty more articles here at SitePoint that will help get you off the ground.