We will be happy to assist you with detailed explanations about the various steps in the web design process.
Key questions to answer in the Web Design process to help get you started are:
What is the primary goal of your business, organization or personal web site?
What are the secondary goals?
Who is the primary audience or prospective clientele?
Who are the secondary audiences?
What are the most effective design elements, messages, writing styles, technologies and follow-up procedures to achieve your goals with your audiences?
What Domain Name will best suit this?
What are alternate Domain Names, in case someone already has the first one you thought of?
Does it matter if the name is international, ending in .com etc. or national, which ends in .ca. There is also the .ab.ca. ending which not recommended.
If you have a business, what do you like or dislike about what your competition is doing on the Internet?
What are the key descriptive words that describe what your web site has to offer?
Once these questions have been answered the web site creation can begin. For the text for your home page, it is best if you can communicate your message using the keywords you have already listed. This will help ensure a good placement from some search engines. Other considerations are:
What existing graphics, photographs and messages do you have that would help achieve your goal?
Do you have existing business colours that you would like to predominate in the web site design?
How can your web site and existing marketing or communication efforts best reinforce and complement each other?
Do you need interactive feedback forms, or will e-mail suit your purposes?
What are the payment and shipping options available if your web site includes e-commerce?
Should your web site be designed for frequent product changes?
As the web site building is underway, you can think about:
What hosting solution best suits your online presence?
Will it be easier to maintain the web site yourself, or will it be more effective and efficient to take advantage of the specialization and expertise of web design professionals?
What are the options for search engine updating and linking to your web site?
We will be happy to help you with these or any other questions you might have.