Designing a website that entertains your visitors
Entertaining your audienceThe sole purpose of an entertainment website is to provide a diversion for your audience that departs from their everyday live experiences. People want to be titillated, amused and informed. An entertainment website must be able to fill that bill. It should provide a format of novel content, to it's audience, that ranges from the obvious to the arcane.
When designing an entertainment related website the sky is the limit. Often the normal rules of website design are ignored in favor of a format that is novel and unique. Pleasing your visitors must be your primary goal. If your visitors are happy and entertained with your offerings then convention be hanged. Design your entertainment website to provide a wide and varied format of topics that appeal to your audience in whatever configuration that suits them.
Celebrity websitesThis type of website usually pays tribute to a particular actor, politician, hero, etc. It is usually maintained by an avid fan or someone who finds enjoyment in providing information about the celebrity for which the website was created.
Focus on the celebrity and avoid digressing unless there is a reason for doing so. Your visitors will want to know everything that you know about this person and also your views and opinions about them. You will have to do your homework in order to grow your website. Keep abreast of any and all aspects of the performers life and work, so that your visitors will learn something they never knew before about this person.
Fashion your website to match the personality of your subject. Serious actors would be presented with dignity and aplomb, comedians with bright colors and whimsical graphics, etc. In general an entertainment website should entertain with in every aspect from graphics to website content to text styles.
Website navigation is probably the most important aspect of this type of website. Finding the content that they are after is important to your visitors and the easier you make this task the better.
If you require visitors to sign-up to use your website you must make it easy for them to do so. You can lose a lot of traffic to clumsy subscription forms and poorly defined subscription processes.
Hone your programming skills. Good games require good programs and unless you are up to the job forget starting a game site. But, maybe you will be the lucky one who devises some innovative amusement that takes the Web by storm.
The possibilities are endlessThese are only two ways to entertain on the Web. There are many more entertainment possibilities for your websites. Here are a few:
Sports Heros - Pick your favorite sports personality
Military Leaders - Who's who in the military.
Government Heads - Presidents, governors, senators and politicians are fair game.
Music Downloads - Share your music with others.
Historical Figures - People who helped to change the world.
Religious Personages - What they teach and what they believe.
Famous Pets - Pets that belong to famous people.