I’ve been doing this for a long while, but my enthusiasm for each new project is fresh: an exciting new challenge.
You should shop around.
Your website is a critical entity. It’s how most people will learn of you and interact with you. It’s open to the whole wide world. It needs to be able to be found, and viewed. Remember, there are lots of things to check off that list.
Effective website design is a combination of ingredients — a bit like a recipe that’s not so easy to deconstruct. There’s the obvious stuff:
- esthetically pleasing
- clean design
- appealing to your clientele
- clear calls to action
But there are a surprising number of factors that come into play that you may not consider, essentially usability issues, and this is where it gets trickier.
Perhaps you’ve never thought of it. But,you back up the files on your computer, right? Because — just as anything that’s paper can be burned or ruined in a flood, anything digital can fail.
I remember the sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when a friend told me that the external hard drive that housed his archive of photographs had died, taking all his work with it.
The word “blog” comes from its base “web log” and this gives a clue to its general structure: a list of entries or records, organized by date, with the most recent “log” (post, entry) appearing at the top.
Blogs became a popular (and probably the dominant) format for web publishing a bit after the turn of the century. Before that, it seems most websites were more static. That is, they were more like posters that someone pastes to a wall — with some text and graphics, on a topic: “There it is. Read it. That’s all I have to say.”
Blogs are more lively. They vary, almost as much as one person differs from another, and the entries can take any number of forms.