You don’t have to be a pro to get your website up. Strikingly can help you get started with a powerful website builder that lets you try your hand at web design for free. Best of all, there’s no coding required.
Usability should be top of mind when planning your website design. Creating a positive user experience is crucial to the success of your website. If users cannot use a feature or find it hard to get around your site, your content will be useless.
Before you go about creating your website, you need to identify what kind of site you are building in the first place. Define your objectives for the website and your digital marketing plan. What are your site’s unique features and selling points? The answers to these questions will set the tone for your website content.
Website Design Trends
Get inspiration from brands and organizations similar to yours. Check out new web design trends and see how you can incorporate them into your own site. Discover new ways of presenting your ideas and products by going through stunning website design examples on Strikingly.
Whether you’re creating an ecommerce website, an online portfolio or a business site, Strikingly has the right website template to suit your needs. Our world-class team of designers and developers are constantly creating new web templates and keeping up with the latest web design trends
Choose a Layout
The next step is to design your layout. Strikingly’s templates come with different layout options to help you present your content effectively. Your layout will depend on your site’s content. For instance, you will probably need a banner image at the top of your landing page and a space for a short introduction to your brand. You may also want to add a gallery for images or a blog section for fresh content. Customize your website by implementing your own color scheme, fonts and other design elements.
Add Your Content
Content creation is part of website design. Add engaging visuals such as high-quality images and videos to reinforce your message. Write website copy that speaks to your audience directly. Identify the kind of content your users are interested in and build on that. Your website content should also be optimized for search engines to make it easy for users to find your site.
Publish Your Website
Finally, it’s time to launch your website. After testing everything, making sure that your site looks great on different platforms and screen sizes, you can now hit ‘Publish’ and make your page known to the world. Share your links on social media and other platforms.
Analyze and Improve Your Website
Website design doesn’t end after publishing your website. You need to constantly track your site’s progress and tweak it to keep up with the changing needs of your audience. Strikingly has a built-in traffic analytics tool that lets you get a good look at your site’s performance. For a more granular view, however, we recommend that you add Google Analytics to your website.