You know you want to make a website. Now, you just need to decide exactly what you want to do with your site. Here are a few fun, creative ideas to get your site started.
Create a Portfolio
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Whether you are an artist, photographer, writer, or just a creative person, it is important to have a portfolio. However, you don’t want to carry around a paper portfolio anymore. People want to see what you can do, but they want to be able to see it online.
Keep in mind that a portfolio does not need to be flashy. It needs to show your work, as well as your professionalism.
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There are many definitions of an interactive website. Some would say that any site with a comments board or forum is interactive. Others feel that the user needs to actually click on something on the site, and have it do something.
Either way, an interactive website is a great option for anyone who is interested in a creative website. If you focus on a site with an interactive community, you will be able to pull together like-minded people, adding to and improving the creativity in the world. A website that is physically interactive, whether it be a game, a story, or something entirely new, is fun for you and the end user.
Be a Paragon of Beauty
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Physical beauty comes and goes, but a beautifully designed site is something that can last forever. When creating a website, you will find yourself craving the best and most beautiful designs.
Consider every little detail. Your font choices and word stylization will lend to the website, enhancing and bolstering it. With a site that is created for its beauty, there are many things you can add. Give tips to others about creating their sites, create a site that focuses on your favorite artistic style and more.
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Now, at first glance, it may seem that having a website that sells things is not very creative. However, if you are selling your own products, it falls into the creative category. A webstore is a great option for anyone who creates physical items that can be sold.
You may be saying that you don’t want to commercialize your products; however, with proper marketing, finding customers or clients that will truly appreciate your work is simple. When creating your store, look at others in your niche. Keep yours unique and you will be happy with the end result.
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There are many trends for 2013 in web design that you won’t want to pass up. When creating your website, it is important to keep an eye on these trends. Of course, you don’t need to use all of them, or any of them. Find the things you like, and go with it.
Many of these trends are universal. They can be used for any type of site. However, there are some that work best for one type of site. Consider what your audience will be, and go from there.
Today, the hardest part about creating a website is deciding what to do with it. However, create your own website, it’s free!