The Website Workout is a series of blog posts on getting your website into shape. To make for easy access, here are links to all the posts. Once you access the first one, you don’t have to return here. You can simply select Next Post to continue reading.
The first step in evaluating your website is thinking about the purpose you have for it. Then you will be able to decide if each page is contributing to that purpose.
Does your website design support your purpose or do elements need revision?
We start exploring the website at the home page, first taking an overview.
A look at all the tasks we ask of the home page, and a discussion of whether or not your blog should be the home page.
Every website needs an About page, but it shouldn’t be about you.
Contact information is essential for establishing trust on the internet, but do you need a page for it?
There are many other pages that can make up your website (Descriptions of Products or Services, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Articles, Image Galleries, Policies and Other Legal Notices), and we examine them all.
In addition to the Workout posts, you may want to read our articles:
Why You Need a Website
Beware the High Costs of Free Website Services
Choosing a Host for Your Website
About Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Page Content and Usability — More Vital than SEO
What You Should Know About Using Images
You might also like to check out the rest of The Smithery, the Word & Web Smith blog.