Website creation – getting it right
When it comes to website creation, there are a series of key steps you need to follow in order to guarantee the best results. We are here to help you at every stage, from A to Z. Before doing anything else, you will first of all need to analyse your requirements and resources. This means identifying your new website’s intended audience and objectives. Next, we will work closely with you to build your web strategy, before coming up with a design that fits in seamlessly with your brand’s visual identity. Other essential aspects of website creation that we can assist with include coding, search engine optimisation, and security settings. We can also train you in the use of content management systems (CMS).
Planning and preliminary questions about your website creation project
- Why do you need a website?
- What’s the goal of your website creation project?
- Who is it aimed at?
- What specific features do you need?
- Have you identified the type of website you want (e.g. portfolio website, eCommerce website, business website)?
- Who will be creating the content? (do not underestimate the importance of web indexing)
- What websites do you like, and why?
- What websites do you dislike, and why?
- Have you defined a budget?
Think about your website’s details
- What is your domain name?
- What languages do you need?
- Number of pages and structure
- Site map
- Elements to be inserted into each page
For this initial phase, it is a good idea to adopt a set of specifications that clearly identify your objectives.
The seven steps to developing an effective website
STEP 1: Initial meeting
The process begins with an initial meeting. This is a simple discussion that requires no commitment on your part.
During the meeting, we will examine each of the preliminary questions listed above, laying the groundwork for your future website. In particular, we will study your web strategy and objectives. The meeting is also an opportunity for us to show you the main features and characteristics of existing websites.
In addition, we will start thinking about the content and structure of your website, including the information and themes you are aiming to convey to your audience.
STEP 2: Preparing the quote
Next, we will examine your project more closely, and put together a detailed quote for the creation of your website.
STEP 3: Design
This is where we register your new domain name. We will then design your website, incorporating your brand’s various aspects and visual identity (logo, colour scheme, fonts, images, etc.).
STEP 4: Approving the design
Once we have finalised the design of your website, we will submit it for your approval. Together, we will look at any changes or adjustments that may be needed.
STEP 5: Creating your website
With the design done and dusted, we will start work coding the various parts of your website. This will give us a faithful representation of the website’s structure and browsing experience. Finally, we will add the text and images, after optimising as necessary.
Throughout this website creation process, you have special access enabling you to see the work being done at every stage. This ensures we can resolve any issues quickly and get your website online as soon as possible.
STEP 6: Search engine optimisation (SEO)
If you opt for our SEO pack, we will take care of optimising your website to ensure it gets maximum visibility in search engine results. To find out more, refer to the “SEO” page.
STEP 7: Launching your website
Finally, on the deadline agreed in the specifications, we will publish your website online, including all of the elements identified during the design and development process. We will guarantee your website is fully secure, by conducting comprehensive testing and monitoring the site carefully for the first few days.
Optional website creation services
Web development does not end once the site is online. If you want to manage your own content, we can train you in the use of content management systems (CMS).
To maximise your website’s visibility in search engine results, it is crucial to ensure your content is optimised. You can find more information on this subject on our SEO page.