How Many Web Pages Do You Need?
Many small business owners developing their first web site donít
think they have enough content for 10 or 15 web pages. Imagine their
surprise when they discover that their web site, when properly
constructed, will have 20, 30 or more pages!
Because they're not found in a website's main navigation, here are
some pages that often get overlooked:
- confirmation pages for forms
- site index
- resources page for related services or exchanging links
- custom 404 page-not-found (important with re-designs)
Avoid the Bottom-less Web Page
Another way the page count gets underestimated is when business
owners count “Services” or “Press Releases” as one page when
building their site outline. I've rarely seen one page adequately cover
a companyís services or products unless its one of those bottom-less
web pages requiring users to endlessly scroll down. And with Press
Releases, you'll need at least one page for the headlines but remember
that each headline links to a separate page containing the release.
A good web designer or consultant can help you uncover other
“forgotten” web pages you may need so you can better estimate
the size of your site and budget accordingly.
About The Author: Keita Del Valle is the owner of
the Inland Empire website design
company, Crafty Pixel (www.craftypixel.com). This article may be
re-published for free provided this byline, with its active links,