Getting Started

To help you get started, there is a PLANNING FORM link in the footer section of this page. By filling out this form, you will help us both in preparing a strategy towards a successful site.

Things to think about

The following outline was inspired by Squarespace 6 For Dummies by Kris Black.

GETTING READy

  1. Define your audience
  2. Focus your message
    • A good way to do this is to create or review your "elevator pitch"
  3. Create an outline
    1. The type of content that will be on your website
      • Services the business provides
      • Historical information about the business
      • Short biographies of people involved in the business
      • Testimonials from customers
      • Forms for collecting specific information from site visitors
    2. How you want to divide the content into pages and sections
      • Resulting in intuitive site navigation
    3. How the pages will reference each other
    4. Social Networking links
  4. Find a style
    • Colours, fonts, format for content (the look and feel of your site)
  5. Establish the project's timeline
  6. Add (and update) your content
  7. Maintain the website

Need to register your domain name?

I strongly recommend Hover.com

Hover is a Canadian company with a simple easy to use interface, no up-selling and amazing support. 
They also have a great domain transfer service.

Use this link to go to register a new domain or transfer one you own to Hover: https://hover.com/hdGWK8rf