Website development is a complex process that requires a great concentration of attention from the customer, and professionalism and experience from the contractor. And the key feature is communication between the client and the developer company. So better arrangement brings better result. In this article, we have collected all the key questions that you need to answer yourself before ordering the development of the offshore website design services.
Having formulated the answers to them, you can start developing a website that will not only perfectly match your needs and taste, but will also bring maximum business value.
To start developing a website, it is important for us to understand exactly what the customer company is doing, what is the specificity of its product or service. This information needs to be specified in as much detail as possible, with all the nuances.
Perhaps a feature that seems insignificant will play a key role in site positioning. In addition, it is important to formulate the idea of the future site: what thought, feeling, message it should convey.
Types of sites
The type of site should be chosen based on what functions it will perform. If its purpose is simply to present one service, course, or conference, a one-page landing page will do. If you need a multi-page site where you need to describe all the services and information about the company – corporate.
When developing a site, be sure to draw up a technical task with the developers with a detailed indication of the requirements for the future site.
It is on him that specialists will rely on at all stages of development. Depending on your needs, we will select a content management system (CMS). It can be like a simple Tilda website builder, the popular WordPress CMS for a corporate website, or Opencart for an online store or catalog.
If you have a complex project and no CMS is suitable, development is carried out from scratch using various frameworks.
The target audience
You must clearly define who is the target audience who will become users of the site, who exactly will be interested in it and why. The style of the site, its content and structure will largely depend on the gender, age, wealth and social status of the audience.
Solutions that are optimal for young people are unacceptable for older people, which is good for rich women, but middle-income men are unlikely to like them.
Think about what functionality should be on the site. This can be: a personal account, an online calculator, import of goods via an XML file, and everything with which you and your visitors will interact.
Budget and timeline
Only after drawing up a clear technical task can you say the exact time and make an estimate of the cost. If you have a typical task, we can immediately tell the price fork based on the experience of developing similar projects.
Prepare an entire list of services or product categories to be provided. The ease of navigation on the site and the structure of the menu will depend on this.
To develop the site structure, we use the Mindmeister tool, in which we create a so-called tree for the client – a structure with all semantic elements and relationships. We determine what is responsible for what and what leads where.
Think about the content that will be on the site. Where will you get texts, photos and videos from? There are standard photos and videos from stock services.
If the company already has a ready-made logo and corporate identity, this will be very good news for designers to create video game website design. If not, you need to at least decide on the general style and colors that will be used in the design.
The site will need a general visual concept, colors, fonts and other graphic elements that will look aesthetically pleasing, blend well with the overall design and with each other.
It is very important at the start of work to see the photos that will be shown on the pages, because the style of the site depends on them. There were times when we developed a dark design in a luxury style, and then the client gave us photographs in white. The entire design had to be redone.
By answering all these questions and describing them, you will get a sufficient foundation in order to understand where to start developing a site and decide what exactly you need to get as a result. This will greatly simplify the work and will undoubtedly make the result more accurate and efficient for your business.