Website Design To-Do List

February 16, 2021

When it comes to website design, there are a lot of steps to the process from start to finish. Whether you’re creating a website from scratch or if you are looking to redesign an old website, we put together a list of tasks that will take you through the process!

-Research Hosting and Domain Options

One of the most important aspects of a successful website is the domain name as well as where you host the site. If your website domain and URL are lengthy and complicated, it won’t be prioritized by search engines or be easy to remember for visitors. 

Most of the time you don’t need extreme and fancy hosting, however, you do want to shop around and see what different plans will include or provide. Security and backups are a big deal for websites, especially if you’re going to go through all the effort to get the site up and running. 

-Understand the Goal of Your Website

As you begin the process of brainstorming which pages you’ll need, what you want to showcase and so on, you should spend some time thinking about the goal of your website. What do you want to gear your visitors to know or learn about your business? 

-Decide Whether You Want to Use a Page Builder or a Professional Custom Web Designer

You may be thinking that you can’t afford to hire a professional website designer. Or that your project is too small to need professional services. But the truth is that you can often find a designer that will meet your needs and stay within your budget! 

-Create a Logo, Branding, and Design

If you don’t have a logo or branding, it can be tough to design a website! You’ll want to think about what your business offers and to what audience. How do you want to position your business? Who is your target audience?

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-Source Images, Graphics, and Content

Your website will need high quality images and graphics to bring your brand and ideas to life. Content is an important part of a successful website. Consider what information a visitor might need to complete the sale. Content also lends itself well to SEO.

-Finalize a Design and Begin Development

After plenty of brainstorming and researching, a design will begin to form. Once you have your finalized design, development can begin! 

-Run Through Edits Across All Devices

As the site is developed, tweaks will need to be made. It is important to run through the site on all devices to truly understand what the design looks like. This may take several rounds of edits to get things just so!

-Launch and Set Up Google Analytics, and SEO Efforts

Once the design and development have been perfected, it’s time to launch! This is the perfect time to initiate Google Analytics and to implement an SEO strategy.  

And the very final step: Enjoy your new website!!! 

There is a lot that goes into an amazing website design. We hope this list gives you a good start as you begin the process. 

If you’ve decided that you’d like to explore your options of hiring a website designer, give us a call! We’d love to hear about your project.


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