How to Build a Dynamic Website
So, now you want to build a dynamic website, do ya? Well, you came to the right place. I’m like the Forest Gump of dynamic website building. I can design like the wind blows, I’m gonna build a dynamic website aggaain.. What? You don’t get my Forest Gump references.. your loss!
In this article, I will go over the basics of how to build a dynamic website. Don’t know what a dynamic website is, we have an article, here, or visit a dynamic website we built, Scoutshift.com. If you already have a basic understanding of dynamic website continue reading. Side note, if you need help building a dynamic website, please get in touch with our pro website team and we can get you started. Contact Us.
Getting Started with Building Your Dynamic Website
There are few things you’ll have to figure out before starting your dynamic website. The first and arguably most important thing would be What is your website concept What service will your new website be providing? Another factor I would consider is the competition, is this a new concept with little competition or is the market for your idea saturated? Even more, if this is a new website idea, how much are you going to have to educate your potential users on the concept or will they be able to understand it right away?
What is the Website Concept
This seems like a no brainer, and you may even have a business plan in place. Well, don’t get me wrong, a business plan is great as a stack of paper, but seriously in the world of web a business plan won’t do much—you need to just get into the website. While you’re building you begin to see the shortcomings of your idea and make adjustments or abandon areas of difficulty until you can address them with more funding and experience.
Will your Idea Work?
The best advice I can give to an aspiring dynamic website builder would be to try, fail (you will, most definitely) and try and fail again. Either you can adjust concepts on the fly and develop your idea or you can’t. To quote the Great Yoda, “Do or do not. There is no try.” But we’re trying so nevermind lol, I think Yoda is just saying stop coming of reasons that something won’t work and just make it work, but that is just my engineering side speaking out of turn.
How Much Competition is There?
This point may be mute as well, but I’ll say it anyway because one thing I’ve learned in years as a web developer is most people do not know how websites work, it’s still all magic to most non-tech people (I like to think of myself as a modern-day alchemist!). Web development is HARD still even with Wix trying to kill off the website design industry. But I digress, just a moment of weakness, we’re speaking of competition.. Is your idea Facebook? I’m going to stop you there. If you answer no to most of these question, then it is going to be a long hard road for you and will end in heartbreak.
- Do you live in your parent’s basement?
- Are you going to college at Standford or Harvard, any Ivy league school?
- Do you little to no responsibility except building this website for the next year plus.
- Do you have a large amount of money to spend on your project? (If this is you call me! I have a website ready to go!! People like me :))
Have you been working on websites for years, know the engineering of a well-built website, code infrastructures, and intricacies that keep users engaged?
I think we all get the idea here.
Do You Need to Educate your Users?
This is not necessarily a bad thing. I think this quote was on the movie Gladiator “Rome is the mob, he’ll (Caesar) give them blood and they will love him for it. (speaking of the gladiators in the Colosseum). The mob is the web, we all love shiny new things with fancy thingamabobs and stuff. We are all addicted to our devices so “give them blood and they’ll love you for it“, not actual blood just a new website /app.
Coming up next, the tools you’ll need to start building your dynamic website.