Website Design Checklists

Checklist 1: Map out the Website

Websites start with a plan.

Here are the parts you need to include in your planning.

  1. UX Design (user experience design)
  2. Functions (what do you want the website to do)
  3. Content
  4. SEO
  5. Marketing integration and automation
  6. Installation (if you have an existing site)
  7. Ongoing maintenance
  8. Tracking results
  9. Updating
  10. Training

Checklist 2: People on Your Website Development Team

Here are the jobs involved in creating a website.

Many of these jobs can be done by one person, for example, “webmaster” and “developer” are often the same person.

Keep in mind that you need to have people on your team who can fulfill these roles.

  1. Project manager
  2. Marketer
  3. Designer
  4. Developer
  5. Content creator / editor
  6. SEO
  7. Webmaster

Checklist 3: Website Development Phases

Most of the work is done in Phase 1.

If you do your research and get Phase 1 done well, the rest of the website development will go pretty smoothly.

Phase 1

  1. Define goals
  2. Define customer/client
  3. Define requirements
  4. Define functions
  5. Create wireframe outline

Phase 2

  1. Design & Development

Phase 3

  1. Testing and revisions

Phase 4

  1. Installation and launch

Phase 5

  1. Ongoing Maintenance

Some Useful Resource Links

Jumpchart: Client/developer collaboration tool.

Asana: Project management tool.

Dropbox: File-sharing and collaboration tool.

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