If you have ever considered getting a single-page website built for you or your business, you are not alone. Single-page sites have become hot and popular over the years when a fully-designed website consisting of 5 or more pages was not an option. At times, there just isn’t enough content for the project to be engaging for the web user or for the site’s prime objective to be satisfied. Single-page sites can also be designed and created in half the time it would take for a multi-page site to be published. At times, single-page websites are more successful with engaging the reader because they push through the fluff that many larger sites promote. The reader can immediately identify the purpose of the site and decide where to go from there.
How can you tell if a single-page website is appropriate for your next project? Try your hand at answering these questions and see how you do.
Do I have a lot of content?
If you have enough content for five or more pages, then a single-page site would not be ideal. Creating a multi-page structure would probably satisfy your web content needs much better.
Am I trying to sell a specific product?
If your main goal is to sell a product such as a book, solitary service or anything of that nature than a single-page site could be your ideal solution.
Is all of my content related?
This may sound like an obvious faux-pas but many times, web content publishers will shoot for the “Chinese Menu” effect when building single-page sites to make it all fit and all this does is create confusion for your site’s visitors.
Why am I having this built, again?
Single-page websites are great for posting an event, such as a wedding, a graduation or baby shower. There isn’t a lot of noise on the page to create a distraction. Single-pages are short, concise and succinct. Contact forms and important information can be included instead of making the web user leave the page to contact you. Beautifully designed single-page sites can actually capture the essence of your message with greater distinction, therefore allowing your page to be more creative and polished than with a multi-page structure.
What if I don’t have content for a site but Im working on it?
Single-page sites are perfect for the “Website under Construction” or “Site Coming Soon” signs that we frequently see on the web under purchased domains while authors work feverishly work in the background to compile the final pages to be published. It allows the expectations of the web visitors to be properly managed while keeping them coming back to check for updates.
Is a single-page site right for me?
Carefully consider your options and expectations before committing to this idea. Single-page sites have many advantages over multi-page structures but this all depends on what your needs are. In Web Design, sometimes a minimalist approach speaks volumes to your site’s visitors.