The Newbie’s Guide to Small Business Web Design

Written by Austin Culley

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It would be a safe bet to keep your web site at no more than 750 pixels wide, regardless ofrepparttar fact that more and more people are going to 1024x768. If your site is geared towards older folk, then you can count onrepparttar 139554 majority being at 800x600 for easier reading. You don’t want to alienate your visitors by having them scroll to seerepparttar 139555 whole page. Be sure to check that your web site pages show uprepparttar 139556 same in all browsers.

The Intro

Never ever put “Under Construction” or any other type of phrase that says that you are incomplete on your web site. Your site is young … it is never incomplete. Try to refrain from saying “Welcome to …”. You should think of your web space as being real estate. The space you use up with unnecessary text is a waste of advertising.

The Text

Keywords, their place on a web page, whether they are bolded or not, andrepparttar 139557 number of times each word appears on a web page are factors that determine how high you end up in search results.


Before I say anything further, don’t get freaked out by HTML code. It not as hard as it looks. Again, do a little reading onrepparttar 139558 Internet … this time about Meta Tags and Keywords. You will have to make sure that your Title, Description, and Keyword Meta Tags are bang on withrepparttar 139559 text on each web page you build. You can use many free Tag Analyzers found onrepparttar 139560 Internet to check relevancies.


Graphics increase load time and looks. There’s a fine line between too little and too much. Use customers, not friends and family to gauge what is appropriate forrepparttar 139561 way your web site will look.

Random Tips

You may need to read a little to learn how to implement some of these tips, but nonetheless, they are here for your consideration to improverepparttar 139562 placement of your web site in search results:

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