10th July 2014
5 Steps to Web Design
by Paul on 10th July 2014
Web design is the creation of content that is delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web or Internet by way of a Web browser.
The intent of web design or a web site is to present content and interactive features to the end user in the form of Web pages when requested. Using elements such as text, images (GIFs, JPEGs) and forms.
Today every business owner must have a presence on the Internet. If you don’t already, make launching a business website your key goal this year.
When looking to get a website built you need to consider many factors so we have compiled a 5 point checklist below to help you get started.
1. Firstly, decide what you want from the website?
The first step is to decide what you want from your website. Are you looking to build an online shop (eCommerce website) which will require taking payments online? Or is the site going to just have text and imagery only (brochure website) to give customers information about your business.
Also does your site require a Content Management System which will allow you to post images and content to your website yourself. This will be useful if you are going to want to update the content pages of your site on a regular basis.
2. Register a domain name for your website
A domain name is the address of the site you have for example: www.dsgnone.com this is very important as it will go on all your online and offline media so picking the right domain is crucial.
Most web design companies offer this as part of their service but no harm in asking if this is included when approaching a web design agency to build your site.
3. Choose a web hosting provider
Once you decided on a domain name you will need to look at getting Hosting or Web hosting which is where the files of your website are stored. Again if you are using a website design company to build your site ask them whether they offer Web Hosting as part of the package or if it is charged separately.
4. Develop your website content
Content is king when it comes to having your website built as it will not only outline what your business does but it is an important factor for search engines like Google when ranking your website.
A good web design agency will be able to advise you on content writing for your website.
5. Lastly, choosing the right web design agency to build your site?
Choosing the right website design agency to build your website is important, start by asking the web design agency for some client testimonials and examples of previous web design work they have done to give you a better understanding of what they can produce for you.
Also ask the website agency questions about their build process, how long it will take to complete the project and most importantly the cost.
We have compiled a useful list of the most common words used by website designers with an explanation to what each word means to help you better understand the options available - find out more click here
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