Do people know what your Web site is about? Sure, it might sound like a funny question but I often go to Web sites in which I have no clue what the main focus is suppose to be. From blogs to e-commerce Web sites, everybody needs to make sure they are getting a point across to the Web site viewer.
Depending on the Web site in question, there are a lot of different things to consider. Different Web sites need different things. You need to let people know who you are and what you do. Why is your Web site here and what can people do or not do with it.
One thing is common though, you need to get your point across to the reader. No matter what type of Web site you run, you need to get the reason it exists over to the public. Now let us move on to an example.
Take my new Firefox tips and tricks Web site, FirefoxFacts.com. One of the reasons this Web site exists, is to house the free eBook about Firefox that it provides. Another reason it exists is to provide quick tips, tricks and tutorials about using Firefox to the readers.
From the first paragraph, you can tell what this Web site is about. After scrolling through the front page, you get an idea that there are a lot of quick and simple entries to read. It would take somebody all of ten seconds to figure out the purpose of this Web site.
So what are you doing to explain to the public who you are and what you do? You don’t have much time to sell an idea before somebody decides to close the browser or goes to a different Web page. If you make things clear and easy to understand, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
[tags]web design,writing,web sites,ease of use,readers[/tags]