Whether you need a fresh design or an updated redesign a website requires a lot of preparation. NewGrapes takes pride in providing a custom design for each endeavor. However in some cases a website template may be more beneficial to you than a custom design. We believe that the client should be involved in their online presence and will have questions to better help us assist you in your needs. Here are some tips to help you get started.
- Do you have access to quality images?
- Have you designed a logo or developed a brand which you have the rights to?
- Do you need to feature your staff?
- Do you have a content writer?
- Who will manage the website maintenance?
- What part does/will your website fulfill in your overall business model?
- Do you have an established offline operation that will compliment your online marketing?
- Is this something you could do on your own?
Answering these questions will help you to better prepare your vision for your website. Here are some things to consider when deciding on a website.
- How many Landing pages are needed for your site?
- Will you need more than a Homepage, About Us, Services, and Contact Page?
- Will there be service/products that require descriptions?
- Will you need an online store?
- Will your website be a primary source of contact for your customers?
Knowing the answers to these types of questions will assist you in determining what your overall budget will need to be for the project. Knowing how much money you can afford to put into the redesign/design will help you determine if this is the next logical step. Most designers can scale a website to meet most, if not all of your goals.
Another factor to consider is when do you expect your website to launch. While each individual case can have many different requirements, a simple website can take 4-6 weeks to complete. More intricate sites can and often do require considerably more time to build.
Who has the final say in your website? Sometimes the project may need the approval of others, it is good practice to ensure that everyone involved with the decisions is available in order to move the project along.
Finally, consider the goals and objectives for your website.
- How does the website fit into the overall plan for your business?
- What does success look like to you?
- How will you know if you’re happy with the new site?
With a clear end game in mind, it makes the planning and creation process run smoother. Do not wander aimlessly without direction. Be sure to gather as much information you can and we are here to help guide you through the process. The better you are prepared allows you to get a better picture of the outcome.
If you have questions please feel free to contact NewGrapes.