When you plan well for building a new web site, or revamping an existing one, careful planning is essential, you’ll save time, money, and undoubtedly. This post i will provide helpful note-lists to get your web site project off to a good start.


Planning

Domain
Choose a name wisely that people can remember well.

Hosting
Choose a reliable one and look at how much capacity you need

Tech
Technology you use for building a website: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JQuery, Javasrcipt, or wordpress, jomla, opencart, etc

Purpose
What is the purpose of the website: business, corporate, e-commerce, etc

Audience
You have to know who your audiences are, then you can build content that attract them.

Sitemap
Create clear sitemap and flow chart.

Content
Your website has to provide a good and informative content to the user. The type of content like language, picture, video, etc. and make sure how fast or slow that website will load if you have a lot of content to show.


Design

Layout and color
Color affects the feel of your site. Neat layout is always preferred.

Typography
select font that suitable with your target audience. Legible font is definitely important. You don’t want people to squint their eyes when reading your text.

Call to action and button
Make an eye catching buttons and Call to action button like buy now or download now. try using bright colors to attract them.

Image
Choose image carefully as it will create a lasting impression for everyone, so you want it to be good and memorable.

Unique
There are so many good website out there, but you have to make your website stand out from the other.

Easy to Navigate.
Although the website is to complex the user must easily find what they are looking for.


Compatibility

Cross Browser
A good website has to be able to be viewed properly in all type of modern browser, example: Internet explorer, Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari

Screen Resolution
Responsive Design allows your website to respond to the device that it is being viewed on, whether they’re using a phone, tablet, computer, or other devices.


Launch

Tracking and analytics
With it you can monitor how your website goes, and how to optimize it

Social Media
Integrate social media to your websites to facilitate easy content sharing

Provide Security
Visitor have to feel safe when they leave their information in your website. Especially when they have to register their contacts detail or credit card number.

Advertisement
Don’t put too much advertisement in your website, if it not necessary people hate them.

Keep fresh
Keep your website up-to-date to keep visitors coming back. 🙂


Resources and Round-Ups:
45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionnaires

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