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Small tips for success web development

Updated on March 26, 2016
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Basic instructions

* Choose an CMS (Content Management System) in order to have full access on website. CMS allows publishing and formatting of digital content in a consistent and structured manner.It supports collaborative publishing, and ensures content is structured consistently,

* Don’t use meta descriptions without similar content!

* Write unique text.

* Create more pages

* Create a blog within website.

* Purchase web hosting from company with fast servers.


Detailed suggestions

Good quality and small size of images

The image compression techniques have their origin in the necessity of reducing the size of the file used to store the image, which is huge when compared to storing text (a 800×600 24 bit color uncompressed image needs 1440000 bytes or 1.37 MB). One of the most popular formats is JPEG (which uses files with JPG or JPEG extensions), which can achieve compression ratios of 10:1 with almost no perceived loss of the image quality. Depending of the program that you use for saving JPEG images, there are available some options for adjusting the compression of the image. In this article I’ll try to explain how to adjust that options and optimize the ratio between image quality and file size. It’s important take into account that some images are more suitable than others for JPEG compression

Optimize Load Time

Make sure your load time is low and test for your website’s performance often. For this you must:
1. Minimize Graphics, Flash and scripts: They hugely increase your file size.
2.Optimize your HTML & script code: Make sure that your site doesn’t have any unwanted tags or unused scripts.
3.Use Server Side Include (SSI) files wherever possible. It includes once called from the web server reside in its cache so on subsequent requests they load faster.
4. Use Server and Client caching of your web page static content (Images, JS, CSS and HTML files).
5.Set Expires Header – The optimal expiry time for your static content is ‘more than 7 days’.
6.Minify CSS and JS code – remove all spaces, comments and line breaks from your CSS and javascript files.

Focus Only On Essential Elements

This first step probably seems forehead-slapping obvious: of course I should put the focus on the essential elements in my site, what am I, an idiot? But a surprising number of websites fail to achieve this and the result is a big mess of important and unimportant elements spewed onto a page. I'm as guilty of doing this in the past as anybody. It's hard to be objective and prioritize what's important or not, because everything seems essential. If you want your website design to be simpler, identify what needs to be focus, just like with any good visual design or piece of art. And that means putting the focus only on the essential elements.

Get More Content Above the Fold

Experience has shown that a majority of people spend most of their time above the fold on web pages (what shows up on the screen without scrolling down). So if you want to increase the effectiveness of your website, have the main content and call-to-action elements above the fold. You can do something as simple as shortening the header height if you have a logo and a navigation menu at the top of your website.

Simplifying your website design

You'll be more proud showing off your website because it'll look impressive and lastly, your visitors will have a much more enjoyable experience browsing in your website.

Create special offers

Today, if you launch a website you will see that thousands of other people have done the same, long time before you did. Make yourself special by your ability to think in unconventional ways; offering something that has never been offered before.

Make sure your social profiles are complete and up to date

Use Google to search for your business name and your own name. See which social networks rank both on the first two pages. Jot them down, and then visit each profile to make sure all of your information is filled out and up to date. This includes updating your website information if you've added anything new, such as a blog or an online store.

Trust web hosting from company with fast servers

Some people choose their first website hosting company for strange reasons, like a beautiful spokes model or because they think they’ll save $2/month.
Most of these customers will be dissatisfied from the first month.

Make your website responsive!

Last years the use of tablets and smartphones has dramatically increased.Therefore, your website should appear correctly in all mobile devices. Responsive web design is a new trend which is neccessary for more new visitors to your website.


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    • Yiannis Kourtakis profile image
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      Yiannis Kourtakis 20 months ago from Greece

      Every hosting company shows in its website the capabilities of each hosting plan.

      So,anyone can see if this company offers an SSD storage,a simple HDD storage ,a Quad core proccessor or even a dual core proccesor.

      Furthermore,if a company is a serious one,even in shared hosting,it doesn't use a great amount of clients.

    • DevjeetSingh profile image

      Devjeet Singh 20 months ago from Chandigarh

      "Purchase web hosting from company with fast servers." I don't think it's a valid point. How would you know whether a hosting company has fast server or not? Specially when you are planning to go with shared hosting? I have seen server related issue with some biggest players in the market like GoDaddy. Could you please clarify this point?