Website Design Process
Let’s Build Your Website Together
Getting YOur Business & Brand Online
The 6 Steps To Designing a Website
Designing a website is a collaboration between you and me. I need to understand what your business does and who better to tell me but you. After all the business is yours and ultimately so is the website.
That said, I’ve been designing websites for a while now and I know what works well and what doesn’t. I want your business to succeed and I will do everything in my power to ensure from a website point of view that it does.
The most important step is getting to know your business as the better I understand it the better the website. Some of my questions will include:
- What does your business do?
- What sets your business apart from your competition?
- Who are your competitors?
- Who is your ideal customer?
- Why do you want a website?
- What’s its aim or goal?
- Who is coming to your website?
- What is your dream for this website?
We will also discuss the style, feel and colour of the website.
Once I have a good idea as to what you want I will send you a proposal (nope not that sort of one)! It will set out what we have discussed and what I need from you such as images and text.
Once you have agreed to the proposal I’ll send you an initial invoice for 30% and ask that you send me the images and text. I’ll also guide you on the best way of writing the text for SEO purposes.
Depending on the size/type of the website I will start designing a couple of the main pages or I will design a complete 1st draft if I feel I have a good understanding as to what you want. This is a starting point and will give you a taste as to what I have envisaged for the site. It is also the 1st point where various changes can be made. I will then continue designing the rest of the website which you can then review and request any changes. Links to social media will also be added as well as any customisation.
Testing and optimising. Testing relates to how the website looks on various devices and search engines. Optimising relates to SEO making sure Google etc can find your website and also loading speed (no one wants a slow website).
After this I will invoice you for the remaining balance.
Once everything’s working beautifully, it’s time to launch your site woohoo! This should include planning both the launch time and communication strategies — i.e., when will you launch and how will you let the world know? After that, it’s time to break out the bubbly.