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Website Design Guide for Private and Business Users - Concepts and Techniques Demystified For Beginners [Kindle Edition]

Brian Stephens
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ever wondered how websites are put together? Or whether your present website is working as well for you as it should? In this comprehensive website design guide, Brian Stephens, a website designer and ebook publisher, lifts the lid on the concepts and techniques that can make all the difference to a website's success.

The information demystifies this jargon-riddled business and will help even complete beginners brief web designers and hold them to account if the site is not doing its job properly. For the already computer-savvy, the author leads the way for them to create their own website, either using the Wordpress platform as a content management system or by adopting the most effective techniques for a static website design.

Website Design - Author Qualifications

Brian has a 1st class honours degree in Technology, has worked in the technology industry for over 30 years and the last five years as a freelance website designer.

Subjects covered include:

  • how to choose and register a name for your website

  • understanding what you want the website to do both both from a marketing perspective and a functional perspective

  • navigation elements and why they are critical

  • measuring performance

  • who to host with

  • how to set a reasonable budget

  • how to ensure you can change or add more content to your website, at will, without paying a designer or webmaster

  • the benefits of a well designed website

You are also shown how to get traffic to your website by using the most relevant and up to date techniques for website and blog promotion.

Modern Website Promotion Techniques

These include, on page optimisation as part of the web design, off page optimisation for website promotion and using social signals. Don't worry these terms are fully explained in the guide, but needless to say they cover techniques such as where and how to place keywords in your content, link building and engaging on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook etc.

You will have access to a lot of reference material for the latest web design training resources which explain in detail the techniques, identified in the guide, that need to be used to make a website work.

So no more searching for the best resources and not knowing if you have found them, they can now be accessed directly in the book as and when you need them. Brian made plenty of errors whilst working out the best way to put a website together. Thankfully he is now happy to share his learning experience with you.

Who Is This Website Design Guide For?

The book is ideally suited to anyone who is non-technical and wants to create a simple website for their business or personal use or has had problems getting an existing website organised to meet their requirements.

Existing and future website owners will find this up-to-the-minute guide an excellent point of reference for managing a nowadays powerful business and personal tool. Creating your own website need no longer be the preserve of big business and the most gifted computer technicians. You can have your own website in a matter of days, . . . for a surprisingly low outlay. But read this first! It could save you a fortune, or at least a lot of time.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 882 KB
  • Print Length: 110 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Moulin Publications; 2 edition (23 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006PSK1PU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #261,810 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Brian Stephens (1957) gained a First Class Honours Degree in Technology and has worked for over 30 years in the technology industry; he has worked as a freelance web designer based in the South of France since 2008.

During his time spent designing and supporting websites he has done in depth research into the techniques and methods available for both constructing and promoting websites and blogs. His books and Internet publications range across a number of subjects that include both his business and personal interests.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly recommended 21 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
For all newcomers to website design and implementation, this book is an excellent guide through all the confusing jargon. It is also very useful to lazy designers like myself as it answers questions with areas such as Google ranking etc, thereby saving time searching for answers on the web. A very good buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a gem 17 Jan. 2012
By Redacto
Format:Kindle Edition
A gem. This book offers a helping hand to the average, non-technical computer user, and hope for a better understanding of how websites work and how to make them work. It's particularly useful for the absolute beginner and anyone thinking of their own website for the first time, but it also explains for us dabblers what we might have been doing wrong. The section on SEO is crucial. Even the more experienced webmaster will find the links to Brian's blogs and other outside resources are well worth the price of the ebook.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Follow & in Plain English 28 Dec. 2011
By Waldo
Format:Kindle Edition
I often wondered what makes a good website, and why some are better than others. Brian Stephens has come up with humdinger of a guide, stripping away all the jargon and explaining just what goes on, and how even a layperson with no dreams of becoming a computer expert can have his or her own website, at a surprisingly low price. A bargain of a book - at a giveaway price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Covers all the basics 28 Jan. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was in the process of building my own site and thought I could do with some tips, or even reassurance. I got both.
It's a useful overview of site design and the pitfalls amateurs may be unaware of. The information is easy to read, even for a newbie. It's tricky for such a book to include all suppliers but Brian at least covers the basics when it comes to hosting, blogging. There's no getting around jargon and that's the strength of this book, it explains it all without making you feel like a dummy. For me that was particularly useful. There were sections where I go a little lost in the midst of HTML and CSS but the book stands up to repeat reading.

I learn better by seeing, especially with technical things so I would have liked a few more illustrations which is why I didn't give it 5 stars. But for a technical person writing for the lay person I thought it was a good buy.
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