How to prepare
While we do handle all of your website needs, there is some homework you can do that will help the both of us succeed and receive the best results.
1. Determine your domain name
With all of our plans you will receive a complimentary domain name and yearly renewals! While this may seem like low-hanging fruit, domain renewals are one of the many things that are easy to forget when owning a website. As a general rule of thumb, use the following as a guide when browsing using a domain name search tool.
- Short and simple
- Easy to remember
- Avoids trademarked terms
- Does not include hyphens
2. Assess your goals
When launching a new website, it is a good idea to evaluate the reasoning behind embarking on this new adventure. Every business has a target market, but without a doubt your online presence can be one of the biggest influencers in reaching new customers. Let's outline a few questions that you can ask yourself which will help paint a picture of success.
- What is the purpose of the website?
- Is this a brochure, e-Commerce, or even a membership website?
- Who will the website serve?
- Is there a call to action? If so, what?
- How will you measure success?
3. Write copy
Your story is best told by no one else but you! While we would love to help out in this department, we decided to stick with what we know best — website development.
Decide what pages will need copy, primarily the ones in which we will be providing custom designs for. It is handy to use a sitemap diagram tool to map out the pages needed and visualize the heirarchy or structure of these pages.
It is most useful to gather the copy into a Word document which can then be sent to us to design around and implement.
4. Gather photos
High quality photography and graphics can really make a world of difference for your website. Try and put together some photos that help illustrate your brand and what your business does. If there are no photos immediately available to use, we can use stock photography which will help in this department in the interim, and you can always come back later with new photos for us to replace them with if desired.
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I have worked with David at Seattle Web Co. for over four years on a range of very complicated WordPress development we have needed serving thousands of user accounts. He is incredibly talented and knowledgeable in his work. I have not yet found features he could not deliver to the front end where I supplied designs. We remain very very satisfied with his work and his honesty in billing.
Seattle Web Co. gave our business a professional presence that we proudly direct our customers to. David is always a pleasure to work with and delivers a top notch product. I would highly recommend him to any business in need of web design.
The best part about working with Seattle Web Co. aside from delivering top-notch quality work is their contribution of always going above and beyond. They consistently impresses me and the rest of our staff with their amazing skills, recommendations, and their quick turnarounds. Seattle Web Co. is a true partner and has made a dramatic difference in the quality and productivity of all our projects. Seattle Web Co. earns my highest recommendation and I know they will be a great asset to any team.
Whenever we want to add a new feature to or troubleshot some aspect of our website we always can count on David for results. We love that he’s fast, honest, and has a great work ethic.