How to Design a Corporate Website in 10 Easy Steps

Written by Ali Zain.

How to Design a Corporate Website in 10 Easy Steps:

By Ali Z. of © 2002-03

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Chances are you’ve these sites a lot, they’re all overrepparttar web, basically they’re a company’s main website but laid out and designed in a specific way to deliver certain message forrepparttar 118039 company. In this article, I’ll show you how you can design a corporate website for yourself or for someone you’re working for. These easy to remember steps make it so easy, that even a 10 year old can design a site. Print this article out to read it at your own pace and you can refer back to it.

Hosting: You’d need to host your site somewhere onrepparttar 118040 Internet. Free Hosting wouldn’t cut it. You don’t want your visitors to arrive at your site and fight with pop-ups and annoying banners. The best choice for hosting your corporate site would be Dayana Host. Click here or go to to signup. Their plans start from only $5.99 a year. That includes enough disk space and bandwidth for more than 10K visitors to visit your site. Hosting also comes with allrepparttar 118041 bells and whistles e.g. CGI-BIN/MYSQL/Email Accounts/Stats/Sub-Domains and much more. Domain Name: Again, you want a short, easy to remember and memorable domain for your corporate site. You don’t want your visitor to remember some ugly big looking URL e.g. Go to to register your easy to remember domain for only $9.99/Year. That'srepparttar 118042 lowest you'll find onrepparttar 118043 net which comes with lots of goodies. Logo: Yes, Now comesrepparttar 118044 fun part. You want to represent your corporate site by a specific logo. Think of real good design that you can create yourself or just go to to get your own logo for only $25. By just submitting your domain to Got Logos, they’ll create a logo specific to your site. Toll-Free VM#: Well, we’re getting more professional here. By placing a Toll-Free 800/877# or even a VM#, you’re site will stand out fromrepparttar 118045 crowd. Not only will your site visitors trust you more, but you’ll also be building credibility atrepparttar 118046 same time. Now days it’s cheap to get an 800#. Just go to for your own Toll-Free VM#. For example, friend of ours own a Tech. Consulting Group named GeekTechSoft, he signed up for Toll-Free VM and got 1-888-438-4335 # wit ext: 1234 which translates to 1-888-Hav-Geek. See what I mean. Build Your Site’s credibility atrepparttar 118047 same time. Template/Design: Now comesrepparttar 118048 design part, which is one ofrepparttar 118049 easiest task in designing your site. If you’d rather design you’re site yourself then go ahead or you can hop to and download one of their free Corp. site templates. Tables: This isrepparttar 118050 key to designing your corporate site. You want it to be a laid out like a magazine or newspaper column. Just look at any corp. site e.g. Verizon, CNN, and NBC to name a few. They’re basically made of 3 to 4 tables. About Us/About Co: Create a simple page that would inform your visitors about your company or consulting group. Remember that all of your site’s pages must be consistent. You don’t want your page’s design to look different. So if you’re using Arial Font and Black color on main page, userepparttar 118051 same styles on all other pages. Insert your site’s logo atrepparttar 118052 top of this page and then a brief description of what you’re company or site is all about.

Quick Tip- The OTHER Anchor Tag

Written by by Tinu Abayomi-Paul

Quick Tip- The OTHER Anchor Tag by Tinu Abayomi-Paul

There's another title tag that goes withrepparttar link tag that you probably know nothing about. There are some who never want you to know it exists because it gives their site a secret boost in some search engines, creating keyword density without their webpages sounding ridiculous or overhyped.

It only works in IE, but is still a great place to place extra keywords in your site.

To see an example, hover overrepparttar 118038 "Home" link in your menu for this page. To make that keyword loaded menu pop-up, I usedrepparttar 118039 "title" label, a little known designation withinrepparttar 118040 anchor tag.

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