Following is a standard outline that will help you gain valuable insight into our web design workflow. It is crucial that you understand the steps involved in creating a website so we can complete your project in a timely manner.
Domain name and hostingA domain is unique entity; two people cannot own the same domain name. Each and every day there are fewer and fewer domain names available, so as soon as you think of a name you like, register it.
The shorter the domain name the easier it is to spell and remember. It should match your company name at least have one of the primary SEO keyword in it if at all possible.
If you already have your own domain name and hosting
We will require credentials to so we can upload your website, create database, users, email IDs and tweaks settings as required.
In case you don’t own a domain name or hosting
We will first have to discuss the domain name you wish to use. The domain name is usually the company name unless it isn’t available. Check our packages here.
Logo and branding
We require you to provide us with any matter that was prepared prior to your decision to develop a website. It generally includes logos and brochures. These items will aid us to set the tone, branding, and style of your business more effectively. If none of these items have been developed previously, then hiring a logo designer is in order.
N.B. Provided logo must be in vector format. e.g. Adobe AI, EPS
Navigation menu structure (Sitemap)Next up is the sitemap of your site, make a list of the elements you wish to include on your website and how you want to include them. Ask yourself the following questions. Do I need to integrate a shopping cart, user login portal, currency converters, or other languages and the number and types of pages I need.
This step is a crucial one as it outlines the entire website; it will determine how we will proceed with the website development.
N.B. Categorizing the content is the ideal way to approach the navigation structure.
Content is broadly defined as everything that will go on the website to label it complete. This usually includes documents, images, audio, video, and data files.