Designing a website is not an impromptu thing. It needs time and proper planning. There are a lot of factors to consider before designing your website. Not having a plan will cost you more than what you pay for. It takes more than just creating it right off the bat. The purpose of your website coincides with the design. Many businesses fail this part. Fret not, we will help you go through the process in your journey in creating a website!
Here are the 5 things you need to know before designing your website:
What is the point of the Website?
List down the things you want your website to be. It can be an information only site where users visit to know more about your brand. An e-commerce website that will aid online transactions of goods and services.
Who is your website for?
Making sure that the aesthetic of your website will suit your target audience is vital. Most businesses have already established this by making a buyer persona. With the information gathered from past clienteles, you will be able to design a website that will appeal to them ensuring great feedback from them.
What’s your Branding?
Web design’s purpose to structure graphic elements within a web page that will incorporate and surely visualize the business’s brand. If you have not established your brand yet, then your web designer will have a hard time creating a website that speaks to you. And your website will become pointless as it does not have a clear identity. The functionality of your website is based on your brand identity.
Who will write all of the Content?
Content is king! If you few to none, then users won’t have any reason to visit your website. Establishing who the content creator will be is vital before designing your website. The web designer and content creator should coordinate and talk about their plane for the website. So that there would be uniformity. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of hiring two different professionals, there are web designers that offer content creation as well.
How big is your website?
Before the designing starts, the website’s structure should be prepared. A blueprint if you may. Create a site map and start at the top with the homepage. From the homepage, you need to create a map leading to all other pages on the site. The pages will be based on the information you would like your users to see and content to consume.
If you are keen about getting a well-designed, functioning website, you may book a conversation with us regarding these points. It’s important that you will be able to describe well the outcome you want for your website.