Before starting your web design
There are many different stages of web design, and the end product can often be very different from the original concept. You can potentially save time and money, even if you consider carefully what you want to accomplish and what the best way to do this is BEFORE the physical design and the coding process is actually started. Here are five key questions to ask right at the start, to ensure that your site design product along the right lines.
1 - Who are our core demographic and what they like?
Whether a print ad, a TV spot or a website, all successful marketing campaigns start with a specific audience in mind. It's worth spending a little more time getting to know your target demographic so you can actually specify what they like and how best to implement this in your website.
2 - What colors and visual styles best represent our brand?
If you've developed your brand right in the world 'offline', then this question and must be answered by you (perhaps with some modifications). If instead you are a start-up online, then you should pay close attention to visual styles and colors they use and how they may affect the way your brand is perceived.
3 - What is the overall purpose of the website?
A website is one thing he does, and so it must be designed with the purpose in mind. If you are selling physical products then what features can be used to make them easier to find and buy? If your website is nothing more than a showcase for their services in the real world, then what methods are best demonstrated these?
4 - What is our SEO (now and in the future) strategy?
Search engine optimization is a process that involves both the design of your actual website and the content you put into it. Therefore, it makes sense to consider what keywords are and strategies during the initial design process.
5 - What are our competitors doing with their web designs?
No website is an island, and it is important to know what your direct competitors are doing. First so you can avoid doing anything that seems too similar, and conversely so you can get an idea of what styles are currently in fashion and what is already working elsewhere.