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15 Website Design Steps for Setting Up a Good Web Site

Feb 04, 2010

To build a good web site that is remembered by most internet users is little tactful. Creating a unique and fresh site that stands out to be the best ever – is no joke. There are certain basics that one must be aware of: the layout, structure, design of the website depends on the type of business it has been set up for.

A number of elements are recounted by us during the process of its development that needs to be added. Other factors are based upon clients’ requirements and needs.

Below are some steps, effective in the development of a good web site:

Step 1: Meet up

To know your web developers, it is best to meet them and get in contact. So that you get to know their potential, capability and work style. Helping in establishing an understanding. Discuss on what needs to be done, how and what’s best. Exchange contact numbers to be in touch with the right person.

Step 2: Ask Questions

To know how will the hired web developers be working on your site, ask questions like: How will they plan out the website design Content ? Who can be or are your competitors? Who are the target audience? What are the important factors for your website? How long will the process take? Will it be a local, national or international website? What web pages and sections are to be included?
(The best way to plan out your site would be through a flow chart.)

Step 3: Wireframe

Most people are ignorant about what is a wireframe. It is a necessary element for a web developer which is like a sketch or an outline drawing of the layout of a website with all the points that are to be included. Helping the web developer to keep a check on what is inserted in the website and what is supposed to be inserted. A wireframe has its own format of header, body (sub-sections included) and footer. It works like a blueprint of a web site design, helping you to look in for all the missing factors at times you get stuck.

Step 4: Plan the Content

After discussing the basic points of sketching out the wireframe. It’s time to plan out the content, the most important of them all. Content is the king. So it needs to be written well. Generally, either the client or an outsider writes the content and sends it across to the web developers’ team. Therefore, it can take a lot of your work time. Make sure that you include every detail about your product, business or service and lead in the competition with others.

Step 5: Get Started

While the content is being written. Web developers can start developing the layout of the homepage. Once it’s approved, it will be easy for them to develop the rest of the web pages as well.

Step 6: Get client feed back

After your homepage is ready, get it reviewed by the client and get their feedback on it. As their opinion is very valuable. See that you meet their expectations and are on the right track.

Step 7: Do Modifications

There will be times, a website design company will have to re-work and make required changes in the website. It is the company’s responsibility on how many times do they have to re-work and what extra fees they will charge.

Step 8: Approval

After the homepage is reviewed for the first time and all the required changes have been done, it is necessary that everything has been approved by the client. If they are satisfied and happy it points towards a successful start.

Step 9: Start Work on Web Pages

Once the homepage has been given the green signal, start working on the rest of the websites' web pages.

Step 10: Clients Approval Needed

The clients' approval is mandatory so that you can start with the actual coding process. Because if there are any changes or updates to be done, it is recommendable they be done before the coding process. Once the coding process begins it takes quite long to make changes and update them later on.

Step 11: Convert Designs into a Web Site

Start converting the designed layouts on web pages with the help of HTML and CSS, etc. It is advisable that your web site is built to be SEO friendly. Therefore include title tags, keywords, and search-able content.

Step 12:  Final Approval

Clients’ final approval is necessary on the website. Clients are free to point out mistakes if there are any. Try to make it as error free as you can. Ensure the site is completely ready for release.

Step 13: Double Check

Make sure to test the website and its performance on various browsers. Check for spelling mistakes, keywords, functionality, etc. For a flawless website check it three to four times.

Step 14: Launch

Now is the time to go live. After you have launched the website, make it a point to check the website everyday for some weeks and ask your friends and relatives to also review it and give their suggestions.

Step 15: Stay Up to Date

A good website is constantly up to date with fresh news, happenings and content. Keep on improving your website regularly to stay in the competition.

If you follow these website design standards, you can make an effective online presence of your website. A good website always attracts more Internet users. ATAK Interactive, a Los Angels Web Design Company promise to develop a marvelous web site for you.

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