How to prepare to Build your Website whether you’re doing it yourself or having a designer help!
Are you getting ready to build your website? There are a few steps you should take beforehand to make building your website as easy as possible!
These are great steps to go over even if you’re working with a designer as they will make your work together a lot easier!
Get clear on your brand
Before you start designing your website you want to be clear on your brand so that your website can be properly branded and support you and your business going forward.
Take some time to make sure you have the following items:
- Brand colours
- Brand Fonts
- Logo files
- Brand images
Define your Website Goals
What do you want your website to achieve? Are you using it to sell products or services, showcase your portfolio, provide information to visitors, or build an email list?
Take some time to identify your website’s goals this will help you and your designer create a website that will help you reach those goals.
Create a Site Map
A sitemap is a diagram of the pages on your website and how they are connected.
Take some time to sit down and think about what pages you’ll need for your website and how they are connected. This will help you understand your website structure and make it easier to create the content for those pages. For each page write down the name of the page and its goal.
Look for inspiration
Now that you have your branding clarified it’s time to look for inspiration. What are some websites that you love? Pinterest is a great place to look for inspiration for your website.
Think about what elements you like from different inspirational images and why.
With all the above planned and written down you’re ready to build your website!
If you’re building your website yourself take a look at my recommended builders. Or get in touch and let’s build your website together!
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