1. Define your objectives
Defining these objectives allows us to build pages that convert these objectives. Using contact forms is a common conversion recording tool. Some more examples include newsletter sign-ups, online purchases, donation payment gateways... there are plenty of options.
Yes, understand what is requiredI need help defining my objectives
Wireframing is a very important process. Wireframes are a blueprint of your website, including the names and URLs of all pages. Page-specific wireframes depict a page layout including it's page title, content and navigation items.
Yes, I have wireframes readyI have a list of pages but need help drawing up my wireframesI need assistance
3. Consider SEO Keywords
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. This depicts how your website/webpage is displayed on Google search. SEO starts with keyword research, page titles are very important. Put together a shortlist of keywords in an Excel or Google Sheet document and we will run it through our magic SEO tools and prepare optimised keywords for your page titles.
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Design elements are crucial for a good looking website. Your logo, font types and colours should be defined by now and should be used consistently throughout your website, social media platforms, newsletters, print ads... you get the point.
Yes, I have all design elements requiredI am happy with my logo but need more design work doneI need design services
5. High Quality Images
Quality images are essential to good web design and impact the user's experience on your website. Images should be original to your offering and you should avoid using Google images. If the web design has fullwidth images specified, images for laptop screens and bigger monitors should be at least 1920px wide.
Yes, I have I have high-resolution imagesI have images but not sure of their qualityI have no images
6. Google Account
Creating a Google account has several benefits for optimising your website. Create a Google account specifically for your business and avoid using personal Gmail accounts to integrate tools such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google My Business, Google Maps, YouTube and other web integration tools.
I have an existing Google accountI do not have a Google account setupI have questions
7. Domain and Hosting Services
Before building a website, you need to register a domain. This is where your website will live. This domain (and website) will live on a server of the hosting provider that you choose. Reliable hosting services are important for many reasons, including security, website performance, backup tools, email hosting, staging tools, ongoing support and much more.
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8. Know that it will take some time
We can already see that there are many layers of tasks that need to be performed before you even start to design and develop your website. If you want a website built quickly, many of the above items tasks will be "skipped". What you put in is what you get out.
Yes, I understand and have some timeI have left this a bit late and willing to compromiseI need it done yesterday
9. What is your budget?
The budget you allocate to your website depicts how much time can be spent on design and development. The more budget and time allocated, the more thorough the design and development will be.
I know what my budget isI have a rough idea but not sure what I wantI don't have a budget
10. Ongoing Content and Hosting Support
You want your website to grow by increasing traffic and improving engagement with your website. To achieve this you can add new content to improve or target a set of trending search queries and keywords. Your website needs to be kept up to date and spring-cleaned to be bug-free, to achieve this you need reliable hosting support, security, server caching, backups, Wordpress updates and more.
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