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Things to consider when creating a website

Ok, you’ve probably made up your mind to create your company’s website. But for some reason (especially, for people with less knowledge about technology), your mind is swirling with different questions that make you confused where to start.

  • What kind of website do I need for my business?
  • What functions or features do I need?  
  • How do I manage my website? 
  • How should my website look? 
  • And blah, blah, blah…. So on and so forth.

So, you see, you have a lot of things to consider when you start to think about creating your website. But “Where do you start?” will be your biggest and first question that you’d probably want to answer right away so you can have a head-start in planning for the development of your website. This is also a common question for almost everything that one is not familiar with but wants to try doing a particular task or function.. Does that sound right to you? YES for sure! It’s the same thing for me, for you and someone out there, too you know.

Alright, to help you start in taking action already, let us assist you with some general idea of what your website should be composed of.

First off, you might wanna think about the purpose of your website. What do you want to show your site visitors, or the information you want to tell them. Once you have realized the purpose or objective for your website, then you will start to have a clearer projection of what your site would look like. So without further ado, let’s get you started!

 

Checklist

When you are planning to accomplish something, the first thing you need to do is to make a checklist of all the relevant data and information related to the website you want to create. This can also serve as your outline and from this, you can then break it down into a more detailed piece of information per item of your checklist. From here on, you will be able to create the set of requirements for the development of your company’s website.

 

Webpages, Functionality, Features

One of the important parts of your website is the functionality and features, and the webpages for your site. This will depend on the type of business and the purpose of your website. For example, if you want to create a shopping site, you need to know the must-have features of an ecommerce website with the goal of providing your potential customers a great shopping experience.

If your business is involved in providing services to Clients, you would want your website to showcase the services that your company offers in a fun and creative way to entice your audience to read the contents of your website, wouldn’t you. Basically, you need to create a list of features and functionalities which will be part of the development requirements.

 

Website Security

Of course you need to make sure that your website is secured. You are sharing your information to your potential customers, at the same time, the visitor’s information is captured when they do visit your website, and an unsecured website could possibly harm not just you and your website, but also harm the users or site visitors.

 

Website Management

Obviously, you would want to make sure that you are able to and you know how to manage your website. It is important that you understand how your website’s back-end works so that you can constantly update your sites products and services, share latest company updates and announcements, provide helpful insights and information to your viewers and etc. 

So with that being said, you have to include in your checklist what you would want the interface for the back-end of your website would be like, right? I think the best qualities would be, it should be simple but complete, easy to understand and navigate and not complicated or too technical, unless you would want to challenge yourself with technical stuff! Remember, that it will all depend on you and developers would follow what you require them to do.

 

Data Storage

Yes, you definitely need this, for all the files and content that will be added to your website, this is where all they will be stored. And since it has your business’ data, perhaps selecting a secured data cloud storage is definitely a must. 

 

Creating a website is no easy task, but with much effort, time and the right amount of finances, you can surely get this done. However, it would make your life even easier if you partner with a reliable website developer to create your company’s website. 

Remember that creating the website is only your first step towards the digital world, so give more of your time instead on what content you would place inside the site, think of ways to maintain it and ways to market it, ideas to gain more visitors and potential customers. At the end of the day, that’s the goal, wasn’t it? 

 

Ready to get started with your website? We can help!

 

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