Most website projects have a logical flow of development. From planning, design, building, testing to site launch and post launch site maintenance, even step is to ensure the site’s content stays relevant and up-to-date by adding and editing content. The purpose of this is making enhancements to the site and make it more dynamic for the audience.
Start by asking a few simple questions about the website’s purpose. This will help your website design or website designer. For example: Why am I building this website? How much information should I provide for the products or services? Who am I design this website for? What is the current trend? And gather some keywords on your mind to describe the site (eg. fun, trendy, educational, non-profit, environmental friendly).
For example, as a nonprofit organization’s statement of purpose: This site will promote services, provide industry-related information, educate the public, collect donations, offer public and private programs and events, and supply registration informations for fund-raising events.
Next, checking out the competition! In the age of the Internet, every business should have a website. It helps businesses to stay current, competitive, and to be taken more seriously by web-savvy consumers. Check out what your competitors are doing, and pay attention to color, graphics, format, layout, and content. This will help you determine how to stand out, and how to design and build your website.
Determine what’s in your website content using the statement of purpose. Remember to keep your client informed. At minimum, your site needs to supply basic information regarding the goods or services that you sell. How often will the content need to be updated? Daily and weekly updates might benefit from a database. Non-database sites can be outsourced to a third party or a tech agency.
If you have a handful of products or services, let’s say more than 20, content managing can be time consuming. Using a database to dynamically create each product page is more efficient.
If you have the budget to outsource for dynamic content, then it will definitely be less stressful and frustrating. There are some tech-agency which provide services such as content management systems. This component can cost anywhere from $1,000 to as much as $15,000. This type of hassle free service can be extremely useful for the site’s maintenance and updates. If you’re still unsure, consulting a professional will save you time and money.