9 things you MUST consider for a website?
Decisions made at the first stage can, and will, affect the bottom line of a website. Having a plan of action is key to success and it will help dictate decisions moving on.
- The purpose of the Web Site?
- The goals of the Web Site : Or what the website should achieve? For example: Market your services, Introduce your products or Sell yours services/Products; Or to gain feedback from your customers and prospective clients…
- Who will be the target audience? What kind of visitors are your expecting? Age, genre, demography…
- The Web Site content: Most of people think that the heart of the website is the design. It is totally wrong, the design is only here to emphasize the content. The content is king. Web Site design is based on its content, not vice versa.
Text contents will form the basis for the pages and/or categories, and define the overall navigation structure of the Web Site. Some basic text contents might include:
- who you are (you, your company, or organization)
- what you do
- how to contact you
- list of services or products
- other text content pertinent to the purpose of the site
- Photographs or other images (to enhance or illustrate the text)
- Logo (do you have one? if not, one can be designed)
- Does my organization have any existing graphics, informational or marketing materials that could be used online? eg. Logos, photos, brochures, documents, sound files, databases, etc.
- The Budget: How much do I want to spend on a Web Site? Disclosing your budget to your website developer ensure that you will have a tailored quotation and will avoid a waste of time and resources for both sides.
- The Server costs: Hosting, Domain Name Registration. If it necessary to inform
- Who will handle personnel considerations once the Web Site is online?
- Who will be in charge of the maintenance and monitoring the website?
- Who will respond to email from the Web Site?
- What new email addresses do you require
- Who will collect any online form information gathered?
- Who will coordinate new and updated information for placement the website?
- Do I want to maintain the Web Site in-house or do I want to\ out-source this task to the web design company?
Things to Prepare
Now you got all the points mentioned above in mind, before hitting the contact form, be prepared with all the informations, we will able to provide an estimate as an outline for you Web Site project.
The more details you provide, the more accurately we can estimate the time required to complete your Web Site.
You should prepare all information and project materials for your Web Site, including all photos, brochures, company logo, written materials, text for your Web Site, digitized photos, images, and other pertinent information.
Look at as many Web Sites as you can that are related to yours in some way. This will not only help you see what your competition has going and an overall perspective of Web Sites in general, it will also help you brainstorm for your own site. Make note of the following:
- Web Sites that you like and why
- Web Sites that you don’t like and why not
- Any Web Sites that have elements that you like, such as colors, navigation, search facilities, forms, overall layout, the type of content and how it’s presented.
Head over the Project Planner or write an email to “hello” at vinaganda.com
If you have any questions, and/or would like to set up an appointment to discuss the development of your Web Site, please contact us.
Our Process of Building a Website
There are numerous steps in the web site design and development process. From gathering initial information, to the creation of your web site, and finally to maintenance to keep your web site up to date and current.
The exact process will vary slightly from designer to designer, but the basics are generally the same. For us we call it the “DDDD” or the “4D”. Here a summary.
First, we gather all the information, we listen to you and after we ask a lot of question , to understand your business and your needs in a web site.
Using the information, we put a “design strategy” that include the purpose, goals, target, content… We can call it a “planning phase”, that is detailed by the website site map. And what technologies should be implemented.
Once the overall architecture and plan of the website is in place, we are moving to with the user interface design. At this stage you will see all the ideas that we discussed previously come to life. By the end you should have a finalized layout and design, along with a handful of other brand and design elements to utilize.
Once the design concept is finalized it is time to start programming. This stage is the point where the web site itself is created. At this time, we take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the actual, functional site..
After that the website is launched, we monitor it, see. Also we watch the visitors behaviors, in order to optimize the content. We take the maintenance plan established within the planning phase and put it to use.
With you, we measure with your website progress and work to improve it’s overall performance. Learn from what you have completed so far and find ways to grow based on these experiences.
Whether you have big or small ideas for your website, the Project Planner will help you (and us) to develop a practical and holistic vision of your project.
Let’s explore your brand together by starting with a detailed and accurate overview that will save you time and money in the long term. Complete and submit the Project Planner and we’ll get back to you promptly with a quotation.