Every day hundreds of thousands of people get on the internet to browse, shop, stream, listen, and just about anything else you might want to do to occupy your time. As more and more people browse the web, it become more and more reasonable for the average Joe to create their own webpage, but how should our average Joe design his page? Webpages in today's world can act as a digital portfolio where any individual can learn everything they need to know about any given individual that hosts a page; so you want your webpage to look perfect right? But HOW do you make it look perfect. There is no guide on how to make your webpage look like a standard webpage because there is no such thing! Yes, there are common things like you should have the title as the top in big letters with the navigation in close proximity, but how you lay everything out on the site is totally up to you. So whats the point? Yes there is no standard way to organize a webpage so what? The point is, how do you know if you have an effective webpage? How do you know you organized things in a way such that it is easy to read and that you used the right colors and that you used the right font and you chose a fitting name, is there even a way to tell? I would argue there is not. I think that an effective webpage all depends on the purpose of the webpage and the choices that are made should reflect either the person, movement, organization, or cause that is publishing the page; and that is the beauty of it. There is no right way to do it, just the way that you think reflects whatever you are trying to portray well.
A webpage is certainly a professional way to promote yourself or an organization, but in a sense a webpage is a work of art that is slowly and thoughtfully crafted until the final piece seems perfect. So what does that mean for you? It means you have the power sitting in front of you right now to go out and add some art to the world.