In this modern world, every business needs a website to be successful. Business owners need to hire a web developer that can create something stunning that they’ll love for years. The designed website shouldn’t just look gorgeous but should include all the key components that can make or break a business.
As a business owner, here are four things to take care before deciding your next website design and development project.
Step #1: Your Goal
The first thing to understand is what the goal of the website will be. You need to know this before you decide on the platform, branding, and giving your content to the developer. To be strategic, you can start by asking an introductory question that will allow you to dig deeper into the core issues which you want the website to address. With that, you’ll be able to help brief you’re your digital marketing or web development agency in much more efficient way. Which will ultimately result in a site which suits your needs better.
Step #2: Suitable Platform
Most designers are proficient in only one platform such as WordPress or Squarespace. Is something wrong with that? No, but you should be willing to help your digital agency decide what platform will be the most suitable for your project. If you are not familiar with the suitable platform, that’s where the power of collaboration comes in.
Find a company that can help you making an informed decision.
Step #3: Sitemaps
After getting a suitable platform, you should begin to map out all of the pages that you want to include. You can put pen to paper draw it out to get a bird’s eye view of what pages you should build. Show it to the agency and take their feedback, let them also to know which categories will be in your top-level menu.
But site map should be ultimately having a easy user journey and user experience.
Step #4: Open to Different Outcome
The worst crime you can commit to your website is to limit the outcome of your project. Consider whether your knowledge will have a significant impact to guide the agency, if that is not the case, you must let the agency lead the process.
As a developer, you need to take care of the aforementioned steps before deciding your next website design or development. The website you want to design should be in line with the goal of the client.
Medialinks is a UAE based digital marketing and web development agency. Every day, we help our clients with: Online Stores & Ecommerce Platforms, Multi-Marketplace Management, User Journey Simplification, Abandoned Carts Management, Digital Campaigns and online reputation management.
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