Reviewing the Website Planning Process

Reviewing the Website Planning Process

The Planning a Website the Organized Way series started over two months ago, on August 5th. If you’ve been reading along and working through the steps, congratulations – you’re ready to begin implementing your website plan! Maybe you’re joining us for the first time today, or completing the homework wasn’t a priority for you at […]

Working out the Details

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Working out the Details

Over the last two months, we’ve reviewed many of the content, design, and technical aspects of planning a website. These considerations are especially important if you’re replacing an existing site. If your current website isn’t working well for you, you need to identify how it may be lacking and make sure that your new site […]

Drafting Your Contact Page

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Drafting Your Contact Page

In the last post in our Planning a Website the Organized Way series, we talked about different ways of connecting with your website visitors. This is a very important part of forming relationships, but today we’re going to take it a step further. You must make it as easy as possible for prospective clients to […]

Connecting with Your Website Visitors

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Connecting with Your Website Visitors

Last week, we talked about a few ways to bring new visitors to your website. If you’ve done a good job planning your design and your content, the people you can help through your business will take the time to explore what you have to offer. However, most people will not be ready to do […]

Driving Traffic to Your Website

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Driving Traffic to Your Website

Some people tell me they’re hesitant to have a website because they’re afraid of being inundated with more business than they can handle. My first response is to ask them, “Would it really be so bad to be able to raise your rates and/or refer business to your colleagues?” Then I offer them a reality […]

Preparing for the Future of Your Website

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Preparing for the Future of Your Website

Planning a Website the Organized Way is a lot of work, and many people look forward with eager anticipation to the day their new website is launched and they can just forget about it. I’ve got news for you – you can never forget about your website! Click To Tweet Technical Updates Your WordPress site […]

Registering Your Domain Name

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Registering Your Domain Name

Your website needs a domain name, e.g. organizedassistant.com, to identify it. Without a domain name, your website address will look something like 209.34.78.419/~yourname, which is ugly and next to impossible to remember. To register a domain name, you need to go through a domain registrar such as MyDomain. Domain name registration usually costs $10.00 to $15.00 per year […]

Signing on with a Web Hosting Company

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Signing on with a Hosting Company

This week we’re going to take a break from planning your website’s message and design, to focus on some important technical issues. Just as files are stored on your personal computer, every website must be stored on a computer on the Internet. You need to purchase this service from a hosting company – think of […]

Comparing WordPress Themes

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Comparing WordPress Themes

Today I’m going to talk about WordPress themes specifically, but even if your website is going to be built on a different platform, many of the principles will still apply. In my last post, I suggested that you study a variety of websites, identify what you like and don’t like about them, and start a […]

Gathering Design Inspiration

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Gathering Design Inspiration

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been guiding you through the process of Planning a Website the Organized Way. Your next task is to look for websites that you like and identify why they appeal to you. Don’t limit yourself to websites within your own industry when seeking design inspiration. Click To Tweet To stand […]

Sourcing Website Images and other Media

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Sourcing Images and other Media

The days are long gone when you could simply copy and paste paragraphs from your brochure onto a web page. Once you’ve written your text, you need to draw your target client’s attention to it with carefully selected media. These may include photographs, illustrations, icons, videos, and other types of content. Photographs Photos are one […]

Selecting the Typography for Your Website

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Selecting the Typography for Your Website

Last week in Planning a Website the Organized Way, we talked about the importance of establishing your business brand. Many business owners spend a lot of time creating their color palette. There’s no question that colors have a huge impact on your visual brand, but how much thought have you given your typography? I used to […]

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