If you have zero experience in web designing, building and maintaining your own website can be very challenging. Luckily for you, there are many website builders on the Internet that you can consider today that helps to manage and design your website. Among a wide variety of website tools, WordPress is the best one to use. WordPress is undoubtedly the industry standard for both beginners and professionals. The WordPress platform is very easy to learn yet incredibly powerful and has all the features your website might need. With WordPress, you can construct and maintain your own website in a professional way. This leads us to our first useful tip for building the perfect website.
Tip 1 – Using WordPress
Since WordPress interface is easy to use, we highly recommend you to use this powerful content management system (CMS) to get your first website built. Here at ServerFreak, we try to make managing your website and online presence as simple as possible. You may consider signing up for ServerFreak’s WordPress Hosting solutions which are fully optimized for building and maintaining your WordPress website. With the WordPress hosting package, you can install WordPress easily and get your website up and running in no time at all!
Tip 2 – Selecting the Right Design for Your Website
First impression counts! That’s why it is crucial to get a good design for your website. Fortunately, with a WordPress website, changing your website’s design is just a breeze. You can make changes to your website design by changing the WordPress theme. So, what’s a WordPress theme? A WordPress theme is like a design template that allows you to change your website appearance easily. WordPress themes are available for free generally but there are some themes that can be downloaded for a small one-time fee i.e. paid themes. With paid themes, you can find really good and attractive designs that match your website requirements. For example, if you are building an e-commerce website, you can find hundreds if not thousands of great looking e-commerce themes from premium WordPress theme providers such as Elegant Themes, Themeforest, TeslaThemes, Themegrill, TemplateMonster and many more.
Tip 3 – Customize Your WordPress Theme with Stock Images
If you choose a nice theme for your WordPress site, chances are your website is probably looking good already. However, a theme is still a template and you are required to customize it even further to make your website’s design your own. A great way to customize your website is to utilize good quality photos. For example, you may consider getting professional stock photos from Istockphoto.com (now acquired by Adobe Stock) to spice up your website. For your information, Adobe contains thousands of images designed to match every type of website out there. What you need to do is to search for photos that match your website’s category and start picking the ones that will appear great on your website.
Tip 4 – Customize your Stock Images to Fit Your Website
If you want to get really fancy, you can edit/customize the stock photos to even further fit your website. At the very minimum, you’ll want to crop and resize the stock photos to fit your website. Photoshop is the best software to edit photos, but for beginners with no design experience, you most likely won’t have that. Pixlr and Canva are great photo editing software and the best thing is that both are available for free! Both are actually quite similar to Photoshop and you can really make your photos look great!
In conclusion, you are on the right track to having the perfect website if you have followed the tips above. You already have a strong powerful website built with WordPress and hosted by ServerFreak WordPress hosting solution. Furthermore, you have access to hundreds of amazing WordPress themes and thousands of stock photos to fully customize your website’s design. Your website will look amazing and best of all; you were able to build it all by yourself.