Getting Professional with Your Web Site
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Professional isnít a very inviting word. Somehow, it seems cold and remote -- almost unapproachable, in a way. It is very compelling to avoid professional and go for a more personal or casual feel, especially when it comes to your own online Web pages. But professionalizing your site actually isnít a bad idea at all. In many ways, this is much more desirable than the alternative.
Even personal Web pages can benefit from a professional look. Your pages donít have to be austere, boring or unfriendly to be professional, either. There is a way to offer a businesslike image without alienating your visitors. In fact, remaining professional is often a much better idea than keeping things casual.
Getting Too Personal
You want your site to seem friendly and comfortable to your visitors, but there is such a thing as getting too personal on Web pages. Any biographical information thatís offered, for instance, should read on a Web page the same way it would in the newspaper or on a book jacket. Itís not a good idea to include a lot of little personal details, such as what foods the person eats or what hobbies they enjoy. Focus on professional achievements, not personal experiences.
Even with personal Web sites, a certain amount of professionalism is to be desired. Staying businesslike will help the site maintain a certain prestige and credibility. For the most part, Web sites are created and designed with some sort of business interest at heart. Whether you hope to achieve great self-promotion, an improved business image or a site that will motivate a great deal of buying and selling, your page probably has some professional motivation behind it. Professionalizing your pages can help you meet these ends.
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