Why a website is the best solution for business promotion? How to create the website?
Nowadays, having a company website is as essential as having an office, domain or telephone number. By 2020, approximately 4.5 billion people, or more than half of the world’s population, are connected in some way to the World Wide Web in order to satisfy their entertainment, education, research and consumer needs.
If your business does not have a website, we provide a number of benefits to you and we will leave you wondering why you hadn’t done it sooner.
1. It sets the first impression
When your audience visits your website, it gives them their first impression of your business. They will judge your business within seconds. In these first few seconds, you can make a positive or negative impact on your audience. The impression you make on them can either get them to remain on your page and learn about your business or leave your page and turn to a competitor.
Use your website to sell goods and services directly to consumers without various forms such as printed media, radio, television and etc. Having the website will make promoting much easier and less expensive.
3. Online 24/7
Anyone, anywhere and anytime has access to your website and gets business information and details about your products and services.
4. Advertising and Increase Sales
SEO and online advertising are a great way to be the first company that a potential new customer sees when searching for a product or service online. An effective website with great content can attract many more people and increase sales.
5. Customer Service Online
Websites provide an easier way to handle customer service. In the modern world, people buy products and services using mobile phones to browse the internet. So, it might help customers find your location while they are on the move. This is especially important for restaurants, cafes and other eateries, but is also relevant for other businesses.
However, there are a few disadvantages of having a website for your business:
The information on your website might be updated on a regular basis. Otherwise, you will lose some part of potential customers due to unreliable information on the website.
2. Bad Publicity
If customers are unhappy with your products or services, they may feel the need to reference your website in their reviews or comments. This could potentially be damaging, hurting your reputation and your search engine ranking. Of course, not having a website won’t prevent such things from happening but it might allow you to monitor and be aware of it.
3. Right development team
It is no secret that there are lots of companies that can design and develop a website. Among the sea of designers and developers you need to find a team that will understand your business goals and the needs of your customers and convert them into a beautiful website.
Having read that, you might come to the conclusion that having a website is a crucial thing in the digital world and it is a great opportunity to raise your sales.
Darly team understands this fact and we are going to show how we can provide your business and your potential customers with a great experience.
At Darly Solutions, we offer two main approaches to creating a website:
1. Creating a website from scratch
Required knowledge and tools:
1. HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
HTML is the basic structure of web pages and web applications which makes the content semantic to the web browser. Every web page you see on the Internet is written using one version of HTML code or another.
2. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
CSS is the language for describing the presentation of Web pages, including colors, layout, and fonts. Without CSS, a web page would look like a large white page with some unordered text and image on it. CSS is the thing that makes it all look pretty.
3. Scripting Languages
4. Database Management
Database Management allows to organize, store and retrieve data from a computer. Database Management Systems like MySQL, MongoDB and PostgreSQL are used on the server-side to do this job efficiently.
5. FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
FTP is a standard Internet protocol for transmitting files between computers on the Internet over TCP/IP connections. FTP is used to transfer a website’s source files to its hosted server more easily.
2. Creating a website with CMS
WordPress is extremely powerful and can run most types of websites. Statistics show that WordPress is currently the most popular CMS (Content Management System) in the world. It powers 27.8% of all sites on the web, with about 50,000 new sites being created daily. With more and more people viewing sites on their smartphones and other mobile devices, it’s really important to have a site that is responsive to these digital demands. With WordPress, most themes come mobile friendly by default. Usually, WordPress is used for creating blogs where you have to work with a big amount of texts and need to edit them all the time.
The success of any website entirely depends on how good its web design is. It is important so much that 38% of the visitors will leave a website if they find the design unattractive. When your audience visits your website, it gives them their first impression of your business. They will judge your business within seconds. In these first few seconds, you want to make a positive impact on your audience.
You can think of web design like selling a car – it could have the most incredible engine, but if the appearance is hideous, people will not be interested in buying it.
Good website design needs a wide range of professionals having expertise in different areas. Here in this article, we’ll outline the 5 steps to create the perfect design.
1. Set your goal and strategy
2. Research the latest web design trends
3. Select a team for cooperation
4. Decide on your branding
5. Think about positioning and optimization of your content
We’ll run through all of the steps in detail below.
Set your goal and strategy
Before you jump head-first into designing your website, you need to be clear on its purpose. Keep in mind that your visitors want to understand what your business is all about in the blink of an eye. Having multiple main objectives is likely to result in confusion.
Once your purpose is clear, the focus shifts towards what action you want visitors to take when they land on your website. Is your site there just to display information? To sell products? To get sign-ups? The answer to this will ultimately dictate how your website looks and feels. Using E-Commerce as an example, one crucial element of your design is your landing page.
Research the latest web design trends
It’s important to note that just because a web trend is current, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily right for you. You can look at what competitors are doing and analyze the things and features that you like and dislike. Each sector will have different styles, so it’s important to consider this fact.
Select a team for cooperation
Design of your website plays a vital role in your online marketing campaign’s success. If you want to drive the best results for your business, you must invest in designing a website that encourages people to learn more about your business. At Darly Solutions, we have over 4 years of experience designing websites.
We are a full-service IT company that specializes in developing websites and mobile apps. Our team of experts will bring their knowledge and expertise to your campaign. We know the importance of web design and can help you create a website you’ll love.
Wireframes, prototypes and mockups form three of the earlier steps of product design. The great way to explain them is to imagine a parallel between them and the human body. The wireframe is the skeleton or the structure of the product. The prototype is the brain or the organ that decides how the human should move and interact with something. The mockup is the skin, hair, and facial features, or brand, that make the human instantly recognizable.
Decide on your branding
Color is one of the brand’s biggest communication tools. In fact, according to Color Matters, a signature color can boost brand recognition by 80%. There’s a lot of psychology behind people’s perception of color, so it’s important to understand how it’s used in relation to your industry.
Most brands have one dominant color, then two or three secondary colors. Blue is the most popular color, with one third of the top 100 brands using it in their logo.
There are many factors that should be considered like colors, font style, imagery etc. In this case, a professional designer can help and suggest a solution based on your business and your requirements.
Think about positioning and optimization of your content
There are two things that you need to consider: positioning and optimization.
Recent research shows that website users scan a page in a shape that resembles an ‘F’. This is why navigation bars on websites are nearly always displayed across the top of the page. It’s the first thing people are drawn to when landing on the site.
Optimization is the process that helps content rank higher on search engines (primary example being Google). Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can increase the quality or quantity of people landing on your pages.
After all of that, congratulations! Your website is now live. You can publish it but it’s time to check if everything works before you go live! Ask your family, friends, and colleagues to test the site in preview mode (all website builders and E-Commerce platforms will have this), and see if they find anything wrong. You can even get members of the general public to test it too. Always take the time to properly check your website. After that, you’re ready: publish your site!
Now, you’re the owner of a live website. But, if you think that you can kick back and relax now, you are quite wrong. Regularly checking the growth and performance of the site will be your responsibility.
However, you can connect your website to tracking tools or at least have an analytic app to install. Alternatively, you can connect your site to Google Analytics.
The truth is, a web designer’s job is never truly done. If you just sit back and admire your work, others will overtake you. So, you need to keep on top of your site’s performance and check for design trends updates.