My 7 Steps for my Website Design Process with New Clients
Building a website is not as daunting as it may seem. With a streamlined process, it can be straightforward, and effective, and provide you with a website that accurately reflects your brand and engages your audience. In this article, I will walk you through my Website Design Process that I have refined and perfected over the last seven years to create high-quality websites.
Gathering Content for Your Website
The first step in creating a website is to gather the necessary content. This includes images and text that align with your brand message and communicate your value proposition to your target audience. Whether you plan to create the content yourself or hire a professional copywriter and photographer, the goal is to produce content that accurately represents your brand.
Creating Your Homepage
Once you have all the necessary content, the next step is to build the homepage of your website. To avoid disrupting your current online presence, your new website will be created on a separate domain. This ensures that your existing website can continue to function without interruption while we work on your new site.
Homepage Review and Feedback
After creating the homepage, you will have ample time to review it and provide feedback. Any changes or tweaks you want to be made can be communicated to me, and I will make the necessary adjustments. This ensures that the homepage accurately reflects your brand message and aligns with your target audience’s expectations.
Building the Rest of Your Website
Once you are satisfied with the homepage, we will use its colours, fonts, structure, and style to design and build the remaining pages of your website. This ensures a cohesive and consistent look and feels throughout your entire site. This stage involves carefully selecting and using related keywords to optimize the website’s search engine performance.
Testing and Final Touches
After completing the website, we will implement essential SEO fundamentals such as internal page linking, meta information, alt-tags, and speed optimization. We will conduct thorough testing to ensure the website is fully functional and performs optimally. This ensures that your website is optimized for search engines, and it loads quickly and seamlessly.
Upon completion of the website, I will send you the final invoice for the project. Once this invoice is paid, I will proceed with the website transfer, which involves moving your new website from its temporary domain to your website’s actual domain.
Launching Your Website
Finally, I will make your new website live by transferring it to your domain, and you can proudly announce your brand-new website design to the world.
Building a website doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. With a streamlined process and careful attention to detail, you can create a high-quality website that accurately represents your brand and engages your target audience. If you’re interested in learning more about my website design process or would like to discuss how a new website could improve your engagement or sales, please don’t hesitate to contact me.