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Website Essentials Checklist: Make Sure You Tick all The Boxes

It’s one thing to design a website for a college project and another for your business or a professional blog. Naturally, when it comes to the latter, you have to be extra careful.

The following are some of the things that you absolutely need to check in your website before you make it live:

1. Simple URL, Top-Notch Hosting Service

Try to keep the website’s name as simple as possible. In most cases, 2-3 words would suffice. This is because long website names are hard to remember and don’t just sound good. Some good website names are as follows:

  • www.tonywoodworks.com
  • www.bluestarmusic.com
  • www.mayarealestate.com

2. Professional Logo

There are literally millions of websites on the Internet today and thousands of new ones are launched on a regular basis. So, if you want yours to stand out, then you must create a logo that looks professional and attractive. That said, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time on that as there are many online tools that allow you to create premium-quality logos in a matter of minutes. Also, it’s better to pick one that uses advanced technology like artificial intelligence or machine learning to make the work even easier.

3. Fast Loading Speed

Thanks to the popularity of the Internet and its huge demand, network connections have become a lot faster today. However, you still need to make your website as light as possible because half of your users won’t even wait for 3 seconds for the pages to load and simply visit the next website they can find.

To make your website faster and more responsive, you can do a variety of things. For starters, you can compress the images before you upload them on your website. You can also try to reduce the size of website files viz. CSS, js, etc. to reduce the overall loading time.

4. Mobile-Friendliness

More people access websites on mobile devices than computers or laptops. So, it’s really important that you read about tips for making a website mobile-friendly if you don’t want the content of your website to look unorganized and simply bad. You can maybe use a framework like Bootstrap to create an adaptive website on the fly.

5. Footer

Webmasters often overlook the page footer and use it for the links to copyrights and privacy policy information. However, it’s an important space that can be used for displaying contact information, sign-up form, social media links, etc.

6. Key Pages

No two websites are identical, and they shouldn’t be either as you want your unique personality and character to reflect on your website. However, this doesn’t mean that there are no rules in the process.

You are free to design a website that’s attractive and makes sense to you. However, it’s important that you add the following pages to it which are essential for most websites:

  • Home page
  • Contact Us page
  • About Us page
  • Mission and Vision (optional)

7. Quality Photos

There are many powerful reasons to use images in marketing i.e. in blogs, newsletters, and your website itself. For starters, articles that have images get more views (94% more, to be precise). When it comes to ecommerce, then the quality of product images also plays a huge role in sales.

If you want your website to look professional and trustworthy, then it’s important that you use high-quality and original photos wherever possible.


Building a top-notch website isn’t easy but it’s important that you take care of the fundamentals if you want yours to work. These are discussed above for your convenience. All you have to do is apply the information and see the impact for yourself. Good luck!

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