So You Want a Website?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Building a Website | Comments Off on So You Want a Website?

atomBuilding a web sites is not rocket science. Certainly, the phrases “I need a website,” or “I want a website,” or “I need to re-do my website” can lead to engagements of varying complexity, duration and challenge; but, in general, site development follows a fairly standardized path from project initiation to launch. Travelling this path requires: time, persistence, some know-how if you want to go it alone, funding if you choose to hire someone to build your site for you, and the ability to make decisions. Because you are reading this post we’re going to assume one of a few things:

  1. You like our writing style and are here because you are a fan
  2. You are curious about our company and want to get a sense of our style & philosophy, based on our blog posts
  3. You have a project in mind, and, likely as not, it’s a web site

We appreciate your consideration, and hope that you contact us about your project. The post you are reading is the first in a series that we are creating (have created) to help people understand what to expect in a site build/redesign project. Here is a little secret: with some research over on wordpress.org, and a hosting account with one of the big hosting companies (not goDaddy, though, please), you could have a site up and running in a weekend. That is not what we would recommend, and that is not the sort of project that we deliver. If that’s the sort of project that you have in mind, then we’re probably not the partner for you.

That said, if you are a DYI-er, please, keep reading. We hope that you find the information in this series useful. For readers curious about working with an agency to create or overhaul their site what follows is how we approach web site creation. The thoughts, observations & recommendations in this series are based on our experiences delivering sites for many clients, over many years, in a variety of industries. Some of the topics that we will cover:

Thanks for reading, we hope that these posts are useful to you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you should have any questions.