Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Small Tips for Website Design

I’m late posting. It’s that life thing. I’m redesigning my website.
Okay, I’m not doing it. I’m so not techie; I’m having someone do it.
It’s only been a year since I had it done and while it looked okay, the support was negligible. It was difficult explaining what I wanted done so things didn’t change. And when you’re not techie you don’t always realize what is actually happening.

I’m learning a few things this time around and thought I’d share them with you if you’re looking at redesigning your own site or having someone else do it. First, one of the top priorities is to find someone you can talk to and work with.
Someone you can contact when you have a question or a change. And if they have a twenty-three page contract, read it carefully and maybe reconsider.
Second I don’t own my present website. When I close it I lose the site and info.
Make sure you have the copyright to your site.
Next I was told not to use Weebly if I was going to design my own site.
Apparently it’s very difficult to download your info if you want to move it to a different site.
And it turns out the people who did mine last year made it even more difficult to move it.  I’m learning that now.

Also you need SSL – which I didn’t understand except I knew it was security. Now I realize that’s in the URL – HTTP – not the extra security. Https is secure and over the next year some sites may require the SSL.  And some host sites include the SSL free of charge.

So that’s a few tips I’m learning.
Anyone got any other tips for web designing?


  1. perhaps having an imaginary picture of the website in mind and visiting similar websites will be good enough!!

  2. Back in February, our old website got hacked and shut-down. The service provider would not re-instate because according to their TOS, we violated it by getting hacked. Yeah, seriously. So, after many hours of research, I created our new website myself. I'm not techie but the support I got from WIX was AMAZING!

    My tip is to read through your TOS very carefully and do your research. It's important you know your rights as a website owner.

    Good luck with your website design, Beverley. Can't wait to see it.

  3. Really? You violated your TOS by being hacked? That's unbelievable. But yes, it's important to read your TOS word by word. You never know what some people or companies might slip in. Thanks for your story. And your new site looks great. Congrats! My new website should be up by the end of the month.