Creating Your WebsiteA Simple 3 Step Process
Your Website in 3 Simple Steps
We have simplified the process of creating a successful website into three simple steps. They are Plan, Design and Build. These three simple and easy to follow steps are designed to save you time and keep your website project organized on track.
Creating a plan for your website is a short but important step. A good plan sets the ground work for the Design and Built steps to build on.
First we establish the purpose and goals for your website. We also make sure your domain name and hosting is ready.
A big part of the planning step is the content for your website. We gather together the content and content ideas for your website and organize it into an easy to navigate structure of sections that are made up of pages and sub-pages.
Any unique features you may need for your website beyond any of the features we normally provide are discussed and added using the best solution.
Finally it’s important to discuss the look and feel of your website and how it may tie into your current branding. When planning a creative direction for your website we take into consideration any design preferences you may have, your target market, your existing marking materials, the type of industry you are in and your competitors.
A word about Your Content
Good quality content is the most important aspect of your website. It remains a separate entity that can be applied to any type of website. If you take the time to prepare good, quality content it will reward you with a stronger, consistent message, quality visitors to your website and the ability to compete more successfully online.
This is the fun part. The Web Design. Most people make the mistake of starting here without planning their website first. By planning things first it can really help the design step immensely. This is where we work on the design of your website based on your content, the template being used and features of the site.
We create layouts for your website based on the template we are working with. Color, fonts and page layouts are created to show how you content will appear. We typically work on layouts for the home page and one or two interior pages.
Once the Design is ready we then move on to building your website.
With the planning and design steps complete we start to build your website. Here we put all the pieces together. The site’s structure, content, and final website design is used to build out the website page by page similar to the way a construction worker uses blueprints to construct a building.
When the entire website is ready and approved it is made live for the world to see. A back-up of the website files and database is also done.
Your website is now complete and online. This is not where it ends, but rather this is where everything begins.
We can maintain you website by keeping the software updated with new versions as they are made available. We can also make regular back-ups of your website as changes and additions are made.
Your website is really never ‘done’ and will evolve as your business grows and develops.
We also offer training to help you learn how to get around your website and make minor additions and content changes by yourself.