No doubt about it, building your first website is a big deal. There was a time when only geniuses with a deep understanding of computer science, and access to expensive and complicated software could even consider such a thing. Now, with template-based site builders, crafting your home on the web has almost become too easy.
There really is a such thing as “too easy”. People start to believe that just because a platform has become accessible, they are automatically good at it. If you remember the days when desktop publishing became simple and mainstream, we got a lot of really bad publications. This happens whenever an exclusive tool becomes mainstream.
There is a good reason why the experts are experts. It is not just that they have expensive tools. It is that they know how to use them. So just because website creation has gotten as easy as creating a new document in a word processor, don’t mistake yourself for an expert.
That doesn’t mean that you cannot create a very serviceable product. You most certainly can. Just make sure you include these three things that will give your site the finishing polish it deserves:
Security is Job One
In the early days of our naïveté, we could be forgiven for focusing on the positives as a matter of first importance. What we failed to do was consider all of the ways that people of ill-intent could break in, vandalize, destroy, steal, and misuse our new creation. We were like children with no idea what the real world was like.
Today, we can no longer be forgiven for such an oversight. If security is not at the heart, not to mention the top and bottom of every aspect of your new site, you’re doing it wrong.
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