Website Design

Documents related to the design process for clients.

Describes the design process for building client websites. This is a detailed document, but we think it will be of benefit.

This document provides an overview of CDNs for clients.

A brief questionaire to gather initial client requirements. This is nore-or-less and introduction. There will of course be more information required as the project develops.

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. It’s the art of increasing your site’s natural search engine ranking, so that you rank high in the right searches.

It entails:

On-page’ and ‘On-site’ optimisation

  1. Telling the search engines what your site is about, so they know what searches it’s relevant to. This involves making your site ‘search-friendly’ so their ‘bots’ can read it, then using the right keywords in your content and code (e.g. HTML) and paying careful attention to how all your pages fit together.

‘Off-page’ optimisation

  1. Proving to the search engines that your site is important in its field (i.e. will likely be helpful to searchers). This process is most ly a matter of increasing the number and quality of links pointing to your site.
The web industry runs an entire gamut of micro-industries: freelance designers, freelance developers and web companies with different amounts of skill sets and niche or target client bases.
How do you sort through the proposals and slick presentations to make a good decision on who you should use for your next web project?
We have no easy answer, however asking the following set of questions should make you clearer on where the particular person or firm has its strengths and weaknesses.