Starting this week, I’ll be breaking down the process I work through when creating a new web site with a client and focusing on what you as a brand or small business owner need to consider when we start your project. The topics I will be touching on will be:
Choosing a good domain name
Your domain name is the first point of contact a visitor will have with your website. I will show you how to avoid common pitfalls, and ensure your site has the best possible, most memorable domain name.
Set your goals
What would you ideally like your website to accomplish? This will differ depending on if your site is an eCommerce store, a portfolio site, or a lead generation site for your dog grooming business. Setting goals at the beginning of the design process will set the stage and make sure the final product lines up with the initial vision for the site.
What Features Should Your Web Site Have?
There are countless possible features a web site could have, from contact forms to eCommerce to taking online bookings. Here we will be discussing which features your website needs to accomplish it’s goals.
The Design Phase
Once the vision for the project has been clarified and formulated, it’s time to make a website! In this chapter I discuss the responsibilities of you (the client) and me (the designer) to ensure the project stays on track!
You’ve got a Website, now what?
Once the web site is complete, it’s time to incorporate it into your marketing strategy and monitor the results. Here I talk about how to drive traffic to your website and make sure the website is functioning to its full potential.
Tomorrow I will be uploading Part 1 – Choosing a Good Domain Name. Don’t forget to subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a step. Also, If you have any questions or are looking to hire me for your next project please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form below. I’d love to hear from you!