Planning Your WebsiteWhen you have an idea for a website, whether a website for your company, or an entirely new idea, it can be easy to get swept away with the excitement and build a site too hastily.
It is always worth taking the time to plan a site first and take your time to consider any issues arising up front.
The best place to start is to decide the purpose of your website - what is it that you want the site to primarily achieve. If it is to convey information then it is likely to be designed and built very differently to if it is intended purely to drive sales, for instance.
Once you have decided the purpose of the site, try and decide the key content pages you will need. This can be expanded later, but for now stick to the essential content.
At this stage, you will need to work out an information architecture - that is, how all the information could best sit together. Try to go for something logical, intuitive and simple. You could consult others and ask for help at this stage.
Now you are ready to write the content for each page, and go about planning each page of your site in detail. Remember that each page should do something to support the overall objective of your site.
Once planning is complete, you should have down on paper the purpose of your site, the pages you will need, and the structure of your site all mapped out.
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