Website Design Checklist

So, you've decided to have a website for your business, club, organization, etc.
Where do you start?

Here we go...

1. “Products/Services” content 

Site Categories – Your main service/product categories (ideal range is 3 – 20 categories).

500 – 800 words about your business, products and services for the home page.

5 – 10 images for product images. Image format = .jpg, .png or .gif.

Contact Details (business address, email, telephone numbers).

1 – 3 initial articles / posts to be added to your site (saved in Word document or plain text file).

List of URLs for all the links you want to include in your site (check that all URLs are working correctly).

A company profile is also a very useful document to prepare.

2) Artwork

You will need to create all artwork for your site (e.g. logos, banners, graphic buttons, newsletter report covers, etc.) and have these ready - we will help with this.

We will ensure that your artwork meets all the correct specifications of your template/design:

Image format = .jpg, .png or .gif.

Image Size: Check the following …

Content area width (you don’t want your images to be wider than the page) - we will help with this.

Header image height and width - we will help with this. 

URLs (if linking link artwork to product pages, etc.)

If you need high quality, royalty-free professional stock images for your site, search for these keywords (high quality, royalty-free professional stock images) and choose what's best for you.

3) Social Media Links

Twitter Account URL

Facebook Account URL (e.g. Business Page, or Vanity URL)

LinkedIn URL

YouTube URL

4) Additional / Optional Site Features

1 – 5 Client Testimonials

If you would like to add testimonials, make sure you have images, text, client / company names of testimonial givers and links to destination URL. 

Product / Promotion Banners. If you would like to feature rotating images or banners on your site, then you will need to create these and note down their destination URLs (where you want visitors to go to when they click on your banners).

Note: Please ensure that all banners are of identical dimensions.

Tip: Try to keep your vertical banners no wider than 200 – 250 pixels. This will ensure that your ad banners work with most of our website templates. Standard banner sizes that meet this requirement are as follows:

Wide Skyscraper (160×600)

Skyscraper (120×600)

Rectangle (180×150)

Square Button (125×125)

Vertical Banner (120×240)

Button 1 (120×90)

Button 2 (120×60)

Microbar (88×31)

Banner format = .jpg, .png, or .gif.

Additionally …

YouTube video URLs of any videos you would like to add to page content.

Resource Links: 3 – 5 sites you want to recommend to your visitors (can include your own links).

RSS Feeds – If you would like to add industry or company-related news feeds to your blog. (Tip: ideally the RSS feed will be of a website that you own, so visitors will click through to your own content). If you don’t know what an RSS feed is, then go here:

Congratulations! You are now ready to send us the information we need to start with your website design.

Now you can:...
> Go back to The Last Invention Website
> Place your Order for one of the Website Design Packages
> Login to the Secure Client Portal
> Register right here on the Secure Client Portal

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