Web Design and Coding Basics: A Guide for New Web Developers

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Web Design and Coding Basics: A Guide for New Web Developers

 April 14th, 2021

Did you know that 94% of negative feedback about a website is directly related to the website's design? Web design is an art, and a beautifully designed and unique website has the power to take your business to the next level.

But what if you know little to nothing about coding and designing web pages? Indeed, a well-designed website these days is far from simple, and creating it costs a web developer a lot of time and energy.

Yet, with a few basic principles of website creation, you can be well on your way to creating your own professional website. Keep reading for some basic concepts in this brief new web developer guide.

No Coding - No Problem

If you have no coding experience, even the basic web code, HTML 5, can take some time to pick up. You may want to consider starting with a website builder that will do the coding for you yet give you full creative control.

If you truly want to be a respected webmaster, learning to code is par for the course, but there is no better way to learn than to do. Using a website builder is an excellent way to learn coding website basics.

Play around with the builder by adding elements and then check out the code that is created. What happens when you change something? Learn how the code changes depending on what you want the site to look like.

Build Part by Part

Henry Ford, the inventor of the assembly line, once said, "Nothing is complicated if you break it down into small jobs." Approach your web design in this way.

Every website starts with the "homepage." The homepage is the core of your design, so give it some thought. There is no shame in getting inspiration from other designers whose website impresses you and making changes to fit your own needs and personality.

Once you have your homepage designed, start with the basic elements of the site that are easiest to design. A good place to start is a blog. Blogs are relatively simple to code, and learning how to include a blog in your website will teach valuable lessons on search engine optimization (SEO) and how to update your site on the fly.

For more valuable tips on coding a website, read this article.

Web Design Not Rocket Science

The key to learning how to make a website what you want is to do just that – make it what you want. Don't worry about what you don't know how to do yet, and start with web design basics and basic web code. Creation is a process, and you will learn so much from making your vision come to life.

It takes time to go from beginner to webmaster, but every journey begins with those first few steps. Sectorlink is proud to provide you with web hosting services that are some of the best for small businesses. As your business grows and your hosting needs change with it, we will be by your side every step of the way.

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