If you’re wanting to build a website, it’s perfectly understandable. Nearly everybody has one these days, and with the constant DIY editors out there, there are many people who are willing to design websites for you. If you’re wanting to do it yourself however, there are numerous things you need to know and learn with trial and error, as well as learning as many tips and tricks as you can. In this guide, we’ll show you some custom web designers and web development best practices to help you get your website kickstarted.

Use buttons to point people in the right direction fast and easy.
Show any certifications and badges on your landing page, and make sure they’re relevant.
Make sure you use a popular design or recognizable design. No, it doesn’t have to be a WordPress site, but those types of templates that are mobile friendly are considered the standard template today.
Include the most important website pages in your navigation links that are relevant to your content and your purpose too.
Make a lasting first impression when someone comes to your page so the first thing, they see catches their eye without being too flashy.
If you don’t have a website footer, you need to have it, as it’s as important as a header.
Use graphics properly in conjunction with color to make people see your mission, as well as give them a summary about your website.
Keep your font style consistent. This is very important when it comes to paragraphs and other sections. Try to keep headers in a uniform manner and ensure your site is up to par.
Use the color palette to your advantage, and make sure that your colors match things like your logo and more.
Don’t have multiple logo styles, as this is a sign also of bad branding, and makes it hard for people to trust your website.
Always make sure that every page has at least about 500 to a thousand words in order for it to be indexed on Google and know what your website and your business is all about. This is an SEO (search engine optimization) step and must be done so it’s best to have it done at first.
If your page was not built in recent years, it may not be mobile ready. Be prepared to jump on the mobile platform, as that’s the first dibs when it comes to search engines seeing your site, compared to your “desktop” layout.
Make sure you have a way to build an e-mail subscriber list somehow. This is a great way to suck people into your goal, and also get them hooked to your product and help sales more. E-mail is a powerful marketing tool that every business should start to use.
Make sure you have professional quality photos. Along with professional real photos, make sure your website graphics aren’t too bulky in file size. When displayed on the web, they don’t have to be the giant 12.1-megapixel photo, or a super high quality .PNG file. Make sure your photos are optimized for their purpose (if it has a flat colored background, save it as a moderate or high quality .jpg file that is around 80% quality and sized accordingly).
If you have any sort of full-width features, make sure that the user can scroll and navigate the page. Or make sure there’s some way to navigate below, like a down arrow (this is part of making your website as responsive as possible).