Best Website Builder Now has released a handy resource that discusses the stages of building a website well. Building a great website isn’t the easiest or cheapest endeavor in the world and doing it right the first time minimizes the cost and delays to launch.
In Stage one, effective planning is paramount. You really have no value unless your visitors can take action. YOu need to plan the structure, or how you want the information to be organized. Knowing your business and the market will help you figure that out.
First you need to plan the purpose. All other plans will hinge on your planned purpose. This should be the focus of all your designs.
You also need to plan the pages. How many of them do you need, what types are they, what are their goals? Constructing your pages effectively enhances usability and drives visitors to the information you want them to see.
Planning the navigation is also super important. People are very impatient online and the average user spends 30 seconds before ditching. This is why it’s very important to have a clear navigation bar that allows visitors to know where they are and how to get where they want to go.
Read on in the infographic below to find out about the next stages.