With years of design and marketing experience behind me, I can create websites from scratch, advise you and update existing websites. I can also help you with areas such as promotion, templates, search engine optimisation (SEO) and content management systems (CMS). Contact me today to discuss how we can work together on your project.
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.
1. Identifying the purpose and main aims of a website and gathering as much information about your business and your customers at the very first stages will help shape the landscape for your project, set a direction for planning and help keep costs down.
2. After planning, comes the design and content gathering. Design looks at how the website will look and be mapped out including the user experience (how easy or pleasing a website is to use across all aspects of the entire website creation process) and the user interface (visual layout of the elements that a user might interact with in a website). Critical to the success of any website is good content. Keeping things clear and concise is key.
3. Development, testing and deployment. This is where the website is actually built in HTML, CSS, perhaps using a CMS such as WordPress with a database and customised template. Deployment can include monitoring performance, updates and fixes.
After your website is built it will need to be regularly maintained and, depending on the type of website, at least some of the content updated frequently. It is important to keep in mind when budgeting for a website and associated resources (such as social media) that there will almost certainly be on-going costs for your business in terms of time and money after your website is deigned and built.
Trevor’s enormous help in developing the Biblefresh website was invaluable. The final overall design was almost completely based upon Trevor’s initial design ideas. Trevor developed some of the CSS and assisted in the WordPress/PHP development.