Priorities for your personal, family, or group website

Do you have a hobby? Do you want to share things with the world? A personal website for you, your family, or a small group of friends with shared interests is a great way to acheive this. I'd like to go through some of the things that you might want in such a website.

Simple Design

Everyone has been on websites that are confusing. Clumsy layouts, hidden links, overuse of advertising. The best way to keep an audience is to keep it simple. Make it clear where links to pages are and where the content is - and don't over do it with ads (if you do, people are less likely to come back).

Using Wordpress, or one of my templates, you can create a website that is a breeze to navigate, and that your audience will want to come back to. And they'll want to recommend it to their friends and family too.

A blog

A blog is a great way to keep your audience engaged. Make posts about the topic of your website, give them updates on your projects and more. They'll want to come back and check to see if you have posted anything new - and this will keep your audience hungry for more on your site.

Photo gallery

Photo galleries are a great way to show your audience what you're working on or with, or of your travels. These photos can be embedded in blog posts and then shared on their own page too. Perfect if you're showing of your latest project, or telling people about a great place they should visit.

Clear copyright information

If you don't want any of the content on your website being used elsewhere, it is key to have this information. That way, you can make it clear that it was obvious should you choose to issue a DMCA request for the content to be removed from another website.

Want help with any of this?

Well, I can help you with all of this! I have had experience of creating websites for 10 years now (as of 2020) so I know what I am talking about.

You can drop me an email at james[at] with your questions and I will get back to you as soon as I can.