Your site design is unique and custom tailored
to your business. Professional custom website
design starts with a thorough understanding
of both your business and the goals you have
for your site, now and in the future. It includes
creating a budget for your website that works
with your online advertising goals. Web design
is a process of conceptualization, planning,
modeling, and execution of electronic media
content delivery via Internet in the form of
Markup language suitable for interpretation
by Web browser and display as Graphical user
It is very important to take the time to plan
exactly what is needed in your website. This
will save your developer time hence saving you
$$ in the future as you will require less modification
done to your site. Thoroughly considering the
audience or target market, as well as defining
the purpose and deciding what content will be
developed are extremely important.
It is also essential to define the purpose
of the website as one of the first steps in
the planning process. A purpose statement should
show focus based on what the website will accomplish
and what the users will get from it. A clearly
defined purpose will help the rest of the planning
process as the audience is identified and the
content of the site is developed.
Defining the audience is a key step in the
website planning process. The audience is the
group of people who are expected to visit your
website – the market being targeted. These people
will be viewing the website for a specific reason
and it is important to know exactly what they
are looking for when they visit the site.
Content evaluation and organization requires
that the purpose of the website be clearly defined.
Collecting a list of the necessary content then
organizing it according to the audience's needs
is a key step in website planning. In the process
of gathering the content being offered, any
items that do not support the defined purpose
or accomplish target audience objectives should
be removed. It is your responsiblity to provide
your web developer with content required to
fill your website with in a timely fashion.
Developer is not likely to know details and
history about your company therefore, will be
unable to proceed unless you provide them.
It is important to note that custom website
design involves multiple steps.
- First, is the design of the basic look and
feel of the site and defining all pages and
how they integrate.
- Second is the development of the site or
"The Building" of the website.
- Third is filling in the content of the site
and making any small changes.