Once upon a time, a business could choose not to have a website. They reasoned that they did not need a professional website; they could do just fine without one. Then, one of their competitors decided to get a website and a buzz was created. Not to be outdone, another competitor decided to follow suit.
Then another and then another. Pretty soon customers were asking the business if they had a website. Finally, they realized that they needed a website in order to keep up with their competitors. And so, the Internet exploded.
These days, everyone has a website. From large corporations to small businesses; families to individuals, everyone is on the Web. A friend of mine even created one for his infant child.
This article is created to speak to the few remaining businesses that have yet to tackle the Internet beast.
You want to have a web presence, but it seems a daunting task. “Where do I start?” you say. “What issues will I need to address so that I make the most of my new website?” you continue. This brief article will cover some of the areas of the web design process to pay particular attention to.
We have designed many websites for clients that had no idea where to start. We firmly believe that client education is a vital part of the overall success of the web project.
Most professional web design companies have published some guidelines that will help potential clients answer some of their questions. It is with that in mind that we have written this article.