Website Content, or Text and Images
Last time we listed the three necessary ingredients of a website, and briefly explained the first of them, namely the domain name.
The next ingredient is the content, which consists of text and images.
These are what visitors to your website will actually see. "Images" are pictures such as photographs, your logo, pretty buttons, and almost anything else that isn’t words.
"Text" is the words.
A web designer will combine your text and your images to create an informative, interesting and beautiful website.
A bad designer will prioritise ensuring the website looks good on your computer.
A good web designer will ensure the website looks good on your computer, and on everyone else’s computer, phone, and tablet. A good web designer will make sure your website is also understood by search engines (think Google, Bing and Yahoo), so it can be found easily. A good web designer will also optimise your site, so it doesn’t take any more time than absolutely necessary to appear on the visitor’s screen.
A good web designer clearly does more than a bad web designer, so expect to invest a little more in return for the extra time, effort, and expertise.
In a future blog post we will explain in more detail the sorts of extra things a good web designer will do for you, and why it is well worth the slightly higher cost.
Once your web designer has combined your text and images into an attractive and functional whole, you still don’t have a complete website. You are missing the third ingredient, web hosting. The next article The 3 Necessary Ingredients for a Website Part 3 will explain.