Web Designer Steps To Building A Website
A web designer does much more when creating a website than dropping some text and images into a template. A well-designed website must attract visitors, load fast, and quickly and easily provide relevant information about the company, products/services, and branding that encourages sales conversions. Every element of your website should contribute to those goals.
A website that excels in both form and function can be achieved through a clearly defined 7-step process.
1. Identify Goals
The web designer works with the client to determine the purpose and goals of the website. The goals should be specific and measurable.
2. Define Scope
Defining the scope of the project consists of determining the web pages and features the website will need in order to reach the goals as well as the timeline to launch.
3. Create Sitemap and Wireframe
In the sitemap and wireframe step, the web designer plans how all of the web pages and features from step 2 will be structured and linked together.
4. Create Content
This step is where search engine optimization (SEO) comes in. It is crucial that the content is informative and focused on the topics relevant to your top keywords.
5. Add Visual Elements
The visual elements like the color palette, fonts, and images should be true to the organization’s branding. If the client does not have a full catalog of image assets already, there may be a good deal of graphic design work to this step.
6. Test and Edit
In this critical phase, the web designer tests the site on a variety of devices, in different browsers, and using site crawlers to ensure everything loads and functions correctly. Any broken links, formatting errors, or user experience issues must be corrected before launching the website because they can hurt your SEO in addition to putting off users.
Launching a new website should be treated as an event and publicized as much as possible. At the very least, it should be shared on all of the organization’s social media pages and Google My Business.
KC Web Specialists Know Great Web Design
The industry is constantly transforming, and it goes without saying that you need to align your business goals with the best possible web design if you want to compete in your market. Professional website development can help you focus on the trends that will improve your business and reach your target audience.
KC Web Specialists is a certified Google partner, which means that we know the most effective design solutions for getting a high-rank position and more. If your website isn’t meeting your goals, call and schedule a FREE Website Evaluation and SEO Report!
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