040 Starting Your Website Part 2

Topic:  Starting Your Website part 2



This week John and Lisa continue the discussion of starting your own website.  


Here are some of the topics discussed:

  • Colors - Colors on your site should be subdued and muted.  Look at Lisa’s site: lachri.com  (she does push the envelope just a little)

  • Fonts - Some of the fonts that I like right now are: Trebuchet, Merriweather, Amaranth, Promixa Nova.


Read the documentation from Apple on their new font:  https://developer.apple.com/fonts/

What is a plugin?

A plugin is a small feature set program that performs a specific function on your site.  For example, you may have a plugin for a form, and a different plugin for a gallery display of your images.

Be sure and test each each plugin and give it about a week before adding another.

How many fonts should you use and will too many create a performance hit?

Try and keep the number to somewhere around 10.  Keep a log of the plugins and what each is doing on your site.

Is mobile important?

Google has announced that they will factor in a sites mobile experience when they consider search rank.  


About half of your visitors are using mobile to visit your site, so we want to create a good experience for them as well.

Links mentioned in the show:

keyword research tools:





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