The basic steps of Starting Website Projects
When starting website projects, we like to go through certain steps when preparing to start a website project in order to streamline and simplify the website building process.
The first thing we want to do is have an initial meeting to go over some basic details. The following is not a comprehensive list, but it will give you an idea of what to expect.
Website Design Process Steps
Step 1.) Planning – The first part of the project begins with deciding what you want your website to accomplish for your company or organization. We need to look at things like your demographic which will influence the design. Also, what can we do to make your website engage your viewers and lead them down the trail of conversions that leads to a purchase?
Step 2.) Designing – This is where we start piecing together a rough draft of the basic design of your site. Once that is complete, we start working on individual pages. Some of your web pages will have different purposes. Therefore, some will be unique in their architecture. We will also work on your color scheme. Once we have what you want, we continue on.
Step 3.) Platform – When we get to this point, we can make an educated decision on what type of web platform will work best for you. Some people may need a WordPress site, some may need a regular HTML site. Others may need a dedicated shopping cart. Then we build it. Once we have built the site, we will have you look at it and if needed, make some revisions.
Step 4.) Content – This step may start earlier in the process, but your content needs to go on the site. This consists of images and text that tell your story, promotes your products and (or) services, connects you with like-minded people and builds trust with your viewers. We can also manage your content at an affordable rate if you need changes down the road.
Step 5.) SEO – (Also known as Search Engine Optimization.) Like step 4, this can start earlier also. We are very aware of SEO, so we build the site with that in front of mind from the beginning. Good SEO helps people find your website when they are looking for your products and services. It helps you to edge out your competition and brings you more online traffic.
Step 6.) Publish – Once we have all the details ironed out and the site is the way you want it, we publish your new project so it goes live online. Yay! Now the world can see your business or organization and find out what you have to offer them. You can also tell your family, friends, and colleagues you are now “wall-to-wall and tree-top tall.” 🙂
It is not uncommon for us to complete a website project in a week or two providing we can have quick access to all your text content and images needed for the website.
If you have any questions, please call (541) 621-0577 for assistance.