How to Design a Web Page

How to Design a Web Page

Have you ever wanted to design a web page? Here’s a simple checklist on how to get started.

First, you need an overall website design.  You can repeat the same activities listed in my What Do I Need to Design a Website article concerning audience, purpose and clarity.

Secondly, you’ll need to identify what content – text, video, images to achieve the goals you identified in step one. The media you will use to accomplish your page goals will determine the size and shape of your page.

Finally, you’ll need to choose a complimentary page layout. Some content lends itself to a full-width, single page format. Other content dictates that you have page inserts, pull quotes, and sidebars. It’s really up to the message you are trying to send. For example, a page with embedded video will look very different than one with text instructions on a blog like this one.

Extra Credit

After all of the content is up, try to apply the same style that you have through out the rest of your site. Include elements from your logo and corporate colors. A website style guide is very useful for this purpose.

Did this article help? Would you like more elaboration? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll be happy to help out where ever I can.

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