It can be easy to get carried away with technology and the possibilities it offers. For any project, large or small, it is important to keep things clean and simple. Identifying the purpose and main aims of a website at the very first stages will help shape the landscape for your project, set a direction and keep costs down. I can advise you during this process, which will help you keep your feet on the ground.
I design websites for small business, individuals and charities. I can create websites from scratch, or help you choose a template and implement your website using the chosen template. With years of marketing experience behind me, I can also advise you and help you with areas such as promotion, search engine optimisation (SEO) and content management systems (CMS). Contact me today to discuss how we can work together on your new website or updating your existing website.
Templates – are not always the best or cheapest option! There is a massive range of options for websites from pre-built, template driven, to unique, bespoke projects. Because of this, each project is best dealt with individually and with advice from a web design expert.
Technology – you probably don’t need an ‘all singing, all dancing’ website! Most websites can be very clean in terms of the user experience and design, but the technology behind a website to create the best experience can be complex. Sometimes designers and developers can work together to produce a website. In my opinion, the most effective websites are often clean and simple. Flashy websites can end up being expensive and will not necessarily give the best user experience.
Time – this is the most valuable part of any web project. It will take on-going time to start and maintain a website and keep the content current. It is important to keep in mind when budgeting for a website and associated resources (such as social media) the on-going costs. These might include regular updates, maintenance, content, changes, statistical analysis, search engine optimisation, promotion and other areas that you might need to consider in order to help your website be successful.