Hey guys! Today, we will be sharing with you the things to prepare before creating a website, since you already know why you should have a website as we have shared with you guys in our previous blog post. There are a lot of things to take note of before building a website. We will list a few of the most important things for you to start:
You need to know the reason behind making a website. Are you selling a product or a service? Regardless, one of the important elements is that the images used must be in high resolution. One that is able to give the audience a strong first impression when they land on your website.
Organization and structure of the content are important. Consider using point-form to emphasise on your points if the text gets too wordy. Create a wire-frame and simply draw/digitally create your ideal website in boxes to get a general idea of what you envision.
Image Credit: Career Foundry | Example of a Wire-Frame
A brand logo is used to identify a brand. It has to be as unique as possible, and reflect their nature of business. There will be a lot of iteration done to finalise a brand logo. Consider asking some questions such as “Would I want to change my logo in years to come?”. These help to ensure that there won’t be a need for a constant revamping of the logo as time goes by.
Tips on designing a logo:
- Keep It Simple: Your audience should be able to understand what you are selling based on your logo.
- Suitable Font: The font type should reflect the nature of your business. For e.g., If you are selling something related to nature, you would not want to use grunge fonts.
- Appearance: Your logo should look good in both colored and black-and-white. For visualising purposes, always design your logo in black-and-white before adding colors.
To find out more on logo design you can visit Design Hill for more tips.
Image Credit: Lauren 7ish | Example of Iteration of Logo Design
Colours play a very vital part in web design and should be decided during the wire-frame process. A website should have a cohesive colour tone that is neither too dull nor striking. There are many readily available color scheme templates online that help such as Adobe Color. There are endless options to play around and explore with.
Image Source: Screenshot from Adobe Color | Color Wheel for Design
That is the end of our blog today. We hope you have understood the tips on things to prepare before creating a website. After reading this and you are still not sure or confuse, you can always call for professional help to assist you. Alternatively, you can contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you in building a website.