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When preparing to launch a website there are a few important questions that need to be answered in order to have a project that remains focused and stays on track.
Why do I want a website?
- To Provide Company Information
- To Do Advertising
- To Sell Product
- To Provide Cutsomer Service
- To Gather a Database
What about your domain name?
Your domain name is how people will find you on the World Wide Web / Internet. Brainstorming is the best way to come up with a good domain name. Once you think you have your name go to a company like www.godaddy.com and see if it’s available. Make sure you have the right suffix for your business (.com, .biz, .net, .org, etc.).
There are many companies that do hosting and domain registration. The next step is to set up hosting and any of these companies can set up both. If you don’t want to do the work Elizabeth’s Web will be happy to set this up for you.
What about content?
Content for your website is the most important aspect of a website project that you need to be concerned about… after all, it is what will define you on the Internet. Thinking things through before contacting a web designer is one of the most critical things a company can do so that the designer has the correct information to build the right website for your business. The content you create will determine the navigation and website structure as well as the information each of your pages will hold.
Know as much as possible before you start. Give thought to artwork, marketing materials, photos, content for your pages and any information you might want included on the website. Your website should be easy to navigate, it should load quickly, be visually pleasing and informative. Getting your content to the designer in a timely manner will result in your project being completed successfully.
What is “Scope Creep”?
Scope Creep is what occurs when a project runs beyond its initial range. This can cause missed deadlines, delays in launch time and can add considerable cost to the original budget. A major misconception about website design is that website development is like a PowerPoint presentation, it’s not! The creation of logos, graphics, HTML coding, Flash animation, customized buttons, database integration, online forms, etc. all require substantial amounts of time and once included in the website cannot always be changed with the “click” of a mouse. Good planning and communication with the web designer can help avoid scope creep.
Keeping these things in mind as you begin your website project will help to ensure a successful outcome.