Your Website Project Preparation – How you can get your content organized:
- Browse the web and collect URLs (web addresses) of sites you like and dislike as examples of colors, layouts, themes, etc. Looking at businesses within your industry can be helpful in deciding what information will be important for your potential clients.
- Create an outline of the content you want on your website (the information you want to provide about you or your business). Give a short description of desired visuals, colors, and ideas for the site if you have any, other wise I am happy to work my magic with supplied images and/or inspirations from your art or business.
- Write the content — be informative but concise. You don’t want to overwhelm your audience with excessive text.
- Gather photos, video and audio to be included. You may need to take specific photos or hire a photographer (I am happy to help where I can, just let me know). There are stock photography sites which offer low cost stock photos, please let me know if you need resources for stock photos. Feel free to provide specific photos as well as extras that appeal to you. If a photograph is intended to be with specific text or on a specific page, please note this in your content outline.
All content (text, images, music, video etc.) must either be yours to use, approved for use, or from the public domain (no copyrighted material can be submitted or used without permission and consent). Images for the web may be low resolution, but if we are also working on a print project together then it is best to submit high resolution photos. Please note, I can do the photo searching and selection for you if needed, just let me know.
- Keywords & Description:
Keywords & Phrases: 10-30 keywords and phrases you think people will use to search your website, list most important first.
Description: A short description of your website purpose, using some of your keywords in the description. 1-2 sentences.
Keep your keywords in mind when writing your content. They will also be included in your page titles, headings and body copy to help search engines and your site.
Submit Content. All content needs to be finalized, spell checked and delivered as one package whether via email, dropbox or thumbdrive.