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Sep 14
Creating a Website in 6 Easy Steps

Creating a Website in 6 Easy Steps


Creating a website doesn’t have to be an unsurmountable task. We work with customers every day to break down projects of all sizes into easy and manageable projects. In fact, we have 6 easy steps to help you get your website up and running quickly.

1. Finding a Partner

The key to a successful website is finding the right partner who understands website development in Washington DC. Design & Development Minds will walk you through the process of creating a website. We will take care of all the details and make sure your vision is fulfilled. We work hard to make our customers’ websites appeal to a local audience with the knowledge that only comes from an intimate knowledge of the area.

2. Gathering Information

At first we gather up all of your information. This often consists of filling out a detailed questionnaire. We will help you to fill in our website questionnaire at it’s best to learn who your audiences are, what style aesthetic the website should have and what your goals are for the website consist of (increase lead generation/conversions, be educational and authoritative, provide current customers with resources, raise brand awareness, etc).

3. Creating the Sitemap

When it comes to creating a website, you should outline the structure of your site. It’s also called a sitemap. The sitemap includes all of the pages you want in your website. It is put together with different hierarchies of pages. The simplest websites only have the pages that are included on the main navigation area, typically right under the logo, called parent pages. They become more complex when you add in sub-pages called child pages.

4. Design and Development

This is where Design and Development Minds will really shine. You’ll be given wireframes at first that sketch out the website layout and different types of page templates. Once you approve the wireframes, we will move into more detailed proofs of the page templates. After these are approved, our team of experienced developers will convert the images into code and develop the website.

5. Testing Your Website

This is one of the most important steps. Testing your website will give it a polished look. After creating a website, it is essential to test it on a wide variety of devices, check every page, fill out every form and test every link so that everything is working before the public can view it.

6. Maintaining Your Website

After your website launches, you will more than likely have updates. We often have a vast wish list from clients and break up the list into Phase 1, which consists of pre-launch essentials and Phase 2, which consists of nice to have things that shouldn’t delay the website launch. For search engine optimization, it is important to frequently update your website so that the search engines see you didn’t just go through website creation and leave it static for a long time.

 

Follow these 6 easy steps for website creation, and we promise the process will go more smoothly. Not only that, but you’ll have a well thought out website that will help accomplish your goals. Now when you are excited to give a start to your project, contact us and enjoy the smooth process of getting your new great website.

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