Target Audience - Personal Sites
Building a personal site can have various purposes and target audiences. A personal web site can be for family and friends to keep in touch, share family history, display pictures from a recent event or generally keep up to date. A personal web site can also be a starting point for a business or career.
A personal web site is a great place to start to learn how to build a web site. You can experiment with different skills as you learn them.
Family and Friends Personal Web Site
A web site for family and friends still needs to consider the target audience. Some members of the group may not have fancy computer equipment, be internet savvy or have a quick internet connection.
The theme and structure for a family and friends web site can be more relaxed than a business or informational site. Clear navigation and consistency from page to page is still important.
Career Personal Web Site
A resume personal site can be very important when looking for a job or soliciting new clients. It should appear professional and contain all the information a potential employer or client might want to see.
Remember this audience is a group of busy people. You have to wow them with your skills but also not take up a lot of their time.
Hobby Personal Web Sites
A hobby personal web site could turn into a business some day so keeping it well structured and along the lines of a professional type of site from the beginning would be a good idea to save yourself work later.