Websites have come a long way from When I started out in the Industry/ From a plain white background with plain black text to all the bells and whistles one finds on Websites today. Possibly the most import aspect of the evolution Websites have undergone, is the amount of creativity that one sees in modern Websites.
We see Websites in much the same way as we do paper magazines and books, as pages which we turn over. But look at your Internet Browser – you can scroll sideways or down and back up. Next open a Website on your phone – mobile friendly sites scroll down.
So the questions to ask is – why not have everything on one page? One reason that we do not build Websites as many one page is because we hate scrolling, especially sideways to get to the end of the line.
Another reason is that even the smallest Website has a fair amount of Information that they want to get across. To serve up the information in sizable chunks and cut down on scrolling you would use a static navigation either at the top or on the side and jump to that part of the page.
By using the navigation to move around means you can add all the extras you would add to any other Website – an example of this is the Website I made for Coeur de Leon Guesthouse that has a slider at the top and a interactive rooms a guide.
I have to confess, my One Page Websites have additional pages – I do add the boring but necessary legal stuff on a separate page but the core Website is on one page.
I did another simpler Website for Abafazi Logistics Management, again with the core information on one page and the boring add ons separately.
Whilst it is possible to create every Website in this manner, large Website could prove to be awkward and should there be developed in the traditional way.
The OnePager Website that I offer can be used for just about any type of Website but is ideal for Small Businesses just starting out and wanting to establish their presence on the Internet. Expanding the Website or even changing it to a multi page Website or at a later stage is easy enough.