Website has become a tool used by people to promote their business online. Having a website plan matters a lot. An easy to navigate website will pull in more clients.
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Am not going into coding a website, am just going to tell you what every website needs in other for it to project its objective positively. As someone thinking of getting a website, it is assume you already know how you plan about getting one. Either you design one yourself or hire someone to design it for you. While I am leaving that one up to you, it would be very wise of you to put down in papers how many pages you want your website to have. Below are types of pages a website can have.
|Home Page (brief introduction)|
|About Us (company history, mission statement)|
|Products (can have more than one per page)|
|Services (can have more than one per page)|
|Photo Gallery (photo portfolio)|
|FAQ (frequently asked questions)|
|Links (i.e. industry links, vender links)|
|Info Request form (catalog, brochure, estimate)|
|News (industry, company, newsletter)|
|Events (upcoming shows, seminars)|
|Projects (portfolio of work)|
|Specials (sales, discounted items)|
|Awards & Special Achievements|
|Documents (manuals, brochures in PDF format)|
|Contact Us (phone, address, map, contact list email)This above type of pages will assist you with determining how many pages you will need. Keep in mind that the content can be changed at any time, so you can start small (to get your website up and running quickly) and add more pages any time in the future.|
Once you can plan the number of pages you want, it will also be necessary to plan the design patterns and its contents. If you have a cooperate identity you probably want your website to compliment the overall look, color and style of it. Getting ideas from other website related to yours is not bad, but make sure you don’t copy the person website style, looks, and contents out rightly…
With this post, thinking of how to go about planning your website won’t be difficult after all. This article should guide you in planning your first business website.
If you need help in putting your website dream into reality, hire a web designer or hire me…am also a web designer.