Learn the best practices to build great websites

Build effective and longlasting websites

Building effective and longlasting websites is hard!
A website usually serves a purpose. Often it’s for sales — one way or another.
But it is easy to forget or overlook some of the essential components to building effective and future-proof websites.

Knowing how to build a website is NOT only HTML/CSS or Wordpress

I first started with only knowledge of HTML and CSS, but soon I learned I could not perform as an advisor for the website of my work. I needed more skills. More knowledge.
So I started to learn about User Experience, security, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and accessibility.

Good advice, step by step, from best practices

My aim is to provide you with step by step detailed information, guidelines and best practices so you can build your own website, without getting in the dark or missing out on essentials like security, user experience, accessibility, SEO or page speed optimization.

Why I started this website

I found the World Wide Web is full of wonderful websites for learning about building websites, like CSS-TRICKS for CSS and HTML, the Mozilla Developer Network for HTML, CSS and Javascript, the Nielsen Norman Group for User Experience or A List Apart for many great and insightful articles on nearly any part or language of the web.

Scattered information

But I never really found a website where every part of building a website was chronologically ordered. And the problem I found was that building a website the “right” way demands for you to know the basics AND the advanced parts of web development. Otherwise you would end up with a “working” website, but one that very likely would have been a waste of your time (read on to find out why, or read the first step: Research).

That’s where I try to accommodate with this website.

How this website was built

I built this website with an HTML-editor (Dreamweaver/Atom and Quoda for Android).
And I’ve been taking into account all best practices I have found over the years. Considering Accessibility (WCAG 2.0), SEO, UX (User Experience), while using HTML5, Javascript and CSS(3). And where I can, I stay away from images and use SVG or CSS instead.

Why I built this website “by hand”

I firmly believe that if you want to build a proper website, with or without the help of frameworks like Bootstrap or CMSses like WordPress, you should first understand what it takes to build a proper website.
Also, I never really created a proper website before (at least not one with the knowledge have to date) and

the best way to retain any information is to use it in context

So here you have it: selfish me ;-)

This website is still “in the making”, so bear with me. But if you have some requests, feedback or just want to talk, please use my contact-page :-)