Step 5 - Plan the Site
Now you'd ready to start working on your website. To begin with you will need to design what you want on your website. Sketch it out on paper in a flowchart. Usually there will be a 'home' page, a 'contact' page, an 'about us' page and other content pages. Do you want to incorporate any additional features like forums, guestbooks, blogs etc?
Another way of designing your flowchart is by using post-it notes. Every time you think of something you want to incorporate into your site, note it down on a post-it. Once you're done, find a wall or large surface and arrange each item in a logical and intuitive flow. Keep rearranging till you're satisfied.
Determine a site plan that will be easy to navigate and will allow visitors to find what they need quickly and easily.
Website Building Tutorial Menu
Overview: Components of a successful website
Step 1: Determine the Website's Niche
Step 2: Choose Website Building Tools
Step 4: Buy domain name
Step 5: Plan the site
Step 6: Design the layout
Step 10: Link the pages
Step 11: FTP the files to the hosting server
Step 13: Website Monetization
Step 14: Maintain the site
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