. Do you know what I found? Professional website design is any website that was designed by a professional. It is acheived when a company or individual pays another company or individual to design a website. Oh – wait – you’re not actually asking about “professional” website design, are you? You’re actually asking how to design a web site that looks so great that someone actually THINKS it was done by a professional. First and foremost, above all else, you need to know what is pleasing to the eye. For instance if you require a spinning top on your website, don’t make it so fast that it hurts the eyes, or so slow you get tired of waiting for it to rotate. (Try to avoid spinning objects if at all possible. ) You need to be color conscious. For instance, purple words on a red or green background is just plain disgusting. Finally, you need to be able to be very concise and practical so that the images you use on your web site do not distract from what you’re trying to convey. If there are menus, make them easy to find and easy to use. If there is text, make it easy to read. If there is an introductory video, give a “Skip Intro” option button. The main thing is to be aware of your audience, and grab their attention right away. After that, it’s just “coding”, which has nothing to do with the design of the website.