Website 101 (pt 3)
So, you now have a domain and a hosting company selected, along with website goals and possibly a CMS. What now, you ask? Well now the fun begins!
4. Building Your Website
If you are hiring a company to build your website for you, it’s always good to know what you want before hand and then get the company’s professional opinion. They might suggest going a different route, but a good company will always explain why and make sure you are all on the same page. We usually have strategy meetings with our clients before any design or development begins because we want to have a clear map and scope of the end goals. If your business has an established logo and company identity, they are taken into consideration when the design is created to ensure that your site falls along the branding of your business. If you currently don’t have a set logo or identity, but are interested in establishing one, our company specializes in creating branding solutions and your project will begin with a logo.
But what if you’re building your website on your own? There are many resources to help you through the process. If you have decided on using a specific CMS, they will have instructions on how to install them on your hosted domain. Most CMS solutions also offer free website templates for you to browse through and install onto your website. If you’re looking for something a little more crafted, premium templates are also available for purchasing. The good thing about these templates is that they require little to no work. Once they’re installed, your site will look crafted and all you will need to do is add content and information.