Website planning is probably the most important part of building a website. It can also be the most frustrating if you don’t start with a good understanding of how the Internet works and or have unreasonable expectations about how your site should be designed. In these pages we cover all the well known “do’s and don’ts” about website design as well as some of the not so well known ones.
The first “don’t” we see many people make is that they don’t do any website planning at all. Without a basic, clear plan about how your website will be organized and function it will take you longer to complete it, make it harder for you to accomplish your goals, and will make it difficult for your visitors to find what they are looking for. Start your website planning with a diagram like the one below that shows how your pages will be organized. (more…)