Alignment is the adjustment of an object relating to page position and other objects and on your page. Alignment provides structural framework for the design. The alignment could affect the atmosphere of the page in addition to how effective it is at getting its message across.

Keeping your website’s links working, and up-to-date, is vitally important. Sound web design favors the user, if you have links that are broken or go to error messages, users will go away. Check each link on your website regularly to be sure they work correctly.

For example, my Quicken ad is on the page where I discuss how I use Quicken, a link to Amazon is on the page where I have reviewed Jim Cramer’s Real Money, and a new site that I found, that offers coupons to major stores is on this page as well as on the article, “Getting More Value Out of what You Buy.” I chose to place my ads that way because I want them to really be a natural fit with my content; I don’t just want the site to become a big advertising space. Also, I do not want to spend a ton of time on affiliations: I want to spend time on content and traffic. The affiliations are not hard once you get the hang of it.

Make sure your site is browser compatible. Your web site should look good in Netscape as well as in Internet Explorer. Don’t stop designing your site as soon as you find that it looks great on IE. Usually Netscape gives some problems, especially when you try doing complicated HTML designs. But don’t give up too soon, usually with patience these problems can be easily fixed.

Because you are on a limited budget, you should focus on free internet marketing methods which generate Targeted traffic. Some of them are article marketing, forum marketing, blogging, etc.

Can’t find a website you really like? Another option is to choose a template. There are many templates or pre-set designs. These come as part of your web design software (such as FrontPage) or you can check out some websites that specialise in designing templates.

And the last and most difficult option you have is to hand code your HTML using simple editors like Notepad. For you to do this, you will need an extensive knowledge and experience on HTML, CSS and Java.