Designing --- Different for different countries
Have you noticed that if being located in India, you visit
google.com, then you will redirected to google.co.in. And
likewise if you are located in some other countries like
say United Kingdoms and you try to visit google.com, you
will redirected to google.co.uk, which are the country specific
domains for India & UK respectively.
This is done partly to make the optimum use of the servers
and not load any specific server with undue load. But this
can serve other purpose as well. Like lets say, if you have
customers in various different countries and you wish to
show a different website to people from different countries
than that is possible now.
You do not need to have a different domain for each country,
a single domain can server the purpose. Lets say you have
customers in USA -- where the internet speed is high and
also in Africa ---- where the internet speed is not so good,
so if you make a site which is loaded with flash and graphics
-- it will work very well in USA but not in Africa, where
the internet speed is not so good.
So, you can make 2 different versions of your website,
one in flash and the other in html. Whenever visitors come
in from USA they can be redirected to the flash web design
and when visitors come in from Africa they can redirected
to HTML web site design. In this way you can keep a single
domain and have different versions of your website.
The above can also be applied to develop websites in different
languages of the world like English, French, Portugese,
Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Greek, Japenese or even
korean. You can have a different website for different language
speaking nations under one single domain.
If you wish to implement this facility, follow the procedure
1. Geo Location
Subscribe to geo location services or purchase a geo location
software which will furnish you with the databse of IP address
blocks alloted to different countries in the world. Whenever
a user connects to internet, that machine is alloted an
IP Address, this IP address will belong to the block which
would have been alloted to that specific country. When the
user visits your website this IP address is captured and
matched with the geo location database and the country of
the visitor is decided, and as per that the visitor is redirected
either to another website or a another folder on your website
2. Identify target audience
You need to identify, whom you are targetting. Are you designing
a website which will differ on languages, or you just want
country specific websites ? You can also opt to differ the
website based on sensibilities. For Eg. web visitors from
India like a website which has rich colors and good effects,
while visitors from europe like websites with soft colors
and with relevant information.
3. Website Design
You need to design your website by a thorough professional
web designer, who understands what you need your website
to do and also knows who to integrate the geo location services
into your website. The website designer should also be capable
of developing a website in different languages and different
4. Popular domain name
You need to select a popular domain name which has an universal
appeal, so do not select something in your local language
--- but spelled in english like www.mauj.com, which might
difficult for people around the world to remember, instead
opt for a domain name which has universal appeal and that
shuold be in english to make it easier to remember.
5. Web Hosting
Choose a good web
hosting company, who can support geo location
and offer you the required space and bandwidth that is necessary
for your website design. Do not always go for cheaper hosts,
as you never know, this cheap web hosting company might
be just reselling a plan of some other company and the end
effect will be that you will lose on to technical support.
Select a web hosting company who can provide you atleast
99.99% uptime, is robust, fast & scalable for your future
In this way you can design different websites for different
countries or different countries or even different sensibilities.
This will have a number of benefits for your web design.
Web Design Temple, is a leading web design company which
can design creative
and visually appealing websites and also install
the geo location services in your web design.We also design
websites that rank higher on search engines and bring more
business for you.