Why your website should never be too complex

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People have a big imagination. That’s a good thing and it’s what makes us unique as human beings. We have the power to invent, create and build just about anything. That might be the case, but that doesn’t mean that we really need to actually build anything we can think of (I imagined a twenty feet tall Mickey Mouse walking through Disneyland, but I’m not going to build one). When it comes to building websites, it’s a good thing to think about how complex your website really needs to be.

In the design phase, think about the items you want on your website. At this point, don’t be tough on yourself yet, just let your thoughts flow, and write down anything you can think of. Image galleries, video galleries, forums, smart content management systems, user generated content, you name it. Done imagining? Then it’s time to get down to business. Decide which ideas are things you want, and which are things your website really needs. Do you really need a forum, or do you just like forums and do you want for yourself. If so, start a hobby website and add a forum, but don’t just add one to your business site because you want to.

The same goes for the rest. Do you need image and video galleries? Or will it be enough to just add one or two images and videos to an article. It might seem trivial, but trust me, making the right decisions will save you hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars. And what about content? I know it’s cool to have a website with a lot of content, but think about if it really serves a purpose other than satisfying your need for coolness. If you just need to provide information about your company, a simple page with some info, without a CMS will be more than enough.

If you want to spend money, you can, but if you don’t want to just spill it. Be wise and think about what you need.

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