Websites most definitely aren’t everyone’s strong point. In fact, unlike buying a car or a house, you can’t find out all the information needed for building and buying a website, so most people don’t even really understand what they’re paying for. Pricing for website design Brisbane can also be confusing, with some agencies charging upward of $20,000 for a simple 8 to 10 page website and others only charging $6,000/$7,000. So, here are our tips for building a new website, for those who newbies to the website design world.
Shopping around gives you an insight into different companies who offer website design Brisbane and just generally the prices out there. Ensure you ask plenty of questions and get them to break down the cost so you know exactly what you’re paying for. The more questions you ask and the more agencies you enquire with, the deeper understanding you will acquire about web development and the different stages in the process.
Even though research is limited (hence this article) trying to find as much you possibly can on website design Brisbane will help in understanding simple terms and functions. Research on various other websites is also important, perhaps you might design find bits and pieces from various websites you might want to incorporate into yours.
Make a Plan
Similar to the last point made, having a general plan and organising content is important to ensure your developer understands your vision and can create a design you will love. Additionally, it is important to have everything prepared prior to your website being created to ensure the project doesn’t drag out for too long.
There is a lot of debate regarding ‘low/no code websites”. Coding is important, it plays an integral role especially for certain elements within a website. However, minimal code is best as it allows you to be able to edit and make changes needed over time through the back end – without having to pay a developer.
Generate a URL Redirect Plan
Ensure you get your developer to generate a URL redirect plan to ensure you don’t have to redirect a whole bunch of pages later on (very time consuming).
Know Your Audience
It’s important to know your audience for a variety of very obvious reasons, however, knowing how to appeal to your audience through a website can be a whole new ball game. A law or financial services site would be conservative in look and feel and to get a certain message or offer to be seen, consider polite pop ups (like a wave banners), chat boxes or for example if you’re targeting an older demographic make your layout simple and easy to navigate.
These are just a few of our very simple tips when considering website design Brisbane. The lack of information and guidance on web development on the internet can make things extremely difficult when you need one built and you’re not sure where to start. So in this article, we have endeavoured to provide you with the most important things to consider when getting your website built. Read more about web site design on our other articles below….