The ultimate all-inclusive web design and marketing package for new businesses
Web design in the 1990’s
The first HTML website was developed in 1990 by the founder of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee.
In the 1990’s web design was still in its infancy and web designers were learning various programming languages to create sites that showcased their skills.
The first mobile browser, DoCoMo was introduced in 1999 by Japanese provider, NTT.
Web Design in the 2000’s
Google was founded in 2008, and so in the 2000’s websites were designed for primarily for search engines.
Google was still figuring out how to index information and provide its users with more accurate search results. Many web designers used what would be considered ‘black hat SEO tactics’ today, to get their clients’ websites to rank on search engines.
It wasn’t uncommon to see websites with white backgrounds and light grey text, containing hundreds if not thousands of keywords! (Known today, as keyword-stuffing.)
Since the 2000’s Google has rolled out a multitude of updates and algorithm changes, making Search more user-centric and displaying more relevant and more intuitive results to user-queries.
Towards the mid 2000’s, social media and blogging became a thing with the launch of Facebook and WordPress.
The decade closed with mobile users outnumbering desktop users browsing the internet.
In 2008 I created my first website using 123 Reg’s eCommerce solution.
It took about 3 months to figure the web design process out and populate the site with products. After the site was launched, I shared it with all my contacts on Hotmail and Facebook, and then watched eagerly as my ‘hits’ graph went up.
1, 2, 3 hits. (Likely from my mum, dad, and boyfriend at the time)
2 days passed and StatCounter was stuck. Nothing was happening.
No visitors. Nada. Zilch.
I left it, hoping customers would come. But they never did.
At the time I didn’t know what to do. In fact, I didn’t have the foggiest about marketing or design back in 2008, so I bought myself the ‘Web Design for Dummies’ book, and started learning the hard way.
Trial, and error.
In 10+ years I learned about blogging and search engine optimisation, key words, copy writing, communications, analytics, A/B testing, CONVERSION, and much more.
In essence, I learned everything I needed to know about building a website, driving visitors to it, and persuading visitors to buy.
A lot has changed since then and web design has become much easier for everyone with so many free web design tools and resources available now.
The fact is anyone can design their own website these days, but the stairs to business success? Well, its the same for everyone who goes on the journey alone. You’ll learn like I did. Through trial and error.
And the learning process?
Well, it’s still going to be a looooooong one.
With this in mind, I created the ultimate web design and marketing package that I wish was available to me when first starting a business way back in 2008. I’ve made sure to include everything a new business needs in 2019 to get up and running in less than a month.
I called it, the Jump-start Web Design and Marketing package.