Building a website –DP Web Development style!
Building a truly great, bespoke website that will visibly enhance the online profile of my client is always (and has to be) a well thought out process that requires due diligence.
Quite frankly a web developer who starts coding on day one and has a site ready a few days later cannot have taken the time to fully understand their client’s needs and the result will be a generic website that will not help and could even harm a company’s online reputation.
A good web developer will take the time to fully understand what a client wants from a website, what features the website needs to have and how best to achieve the required results. A good web developer will be able to explain precisely all options available and the pros and cons of each choice. A good web developer will focus on the client first and then builds a website. In that order.
DP Web Development is an example of good web developer, even if I do say so myself.
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But this is only the start of the story.
There is so much more that needs to be considered:
- SEO: A good web developer will tell you about Search Engine Optimisation and how the content can help its position on search engines (like Google). A good web developer will be able to focus every aspect of a website with SEO in mind. At DP Web Development all coding of the website will be done with SEO in mind. I can also write the copy if needed.
- Analytics: A good web developer will allow the client to see exactly how well their website is performing by being able to see how many visitors the website is receiving, what pages are popular and what are not as well as being able to compare activity week on week, month on month or even year on year. DP Web Development includes analytics on all websites free of charge.
- Social Media: A good web developer will know the pros and cons of having a presence on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and what will work best for each particular organisation. DP Web Development can create a link to all social media sites free of charge and for a small cost help maintain these site with regular updates on Facebook along with daily “tweets” on Twitter.
- Essential pages: A good web developer will be able to advise to a client the webpages that should be included on every website such as contact information and an “about us” page. DP Web Development has over thirteen years of experience in this area.
- Navigation: A good web developer will know how important clear navigation is to a website. Bad navigation can kill a website. DP Web Development will work out a clear map before starting any coding with enough scope to add new content when needed.
- Cross Browser compatibility: A good web developer will know that browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) can display web pages differently and will need to code correctly so that there is consistency across all browsers. DP Web Development guarantees that all websites will work across all the latest versions of the main browsers.
- Maintenance: A good web developer will know the importance of maintaining a website once it is built. Continuing to put fresh content up. Removing obsolete data. Building in new features as technology continually improves. DP Web Development offers a maintenance service that will look after all areas of the website. Adding content when needed, removing old content. Adding in enhanced features and sorting out any downtime.
Other things to consider are making sure all code is up to industry standard (you’ll be amazed how many aren't). Even the naming of a new website needs a little thought. It is important to remember that every webpage as each should serve a single clear purpose. Images are also important and should be used correctly.
DP Web Development is on hand at every step of the process and will answer any questions or concerns immediately. There is close contact throughout the building of the website with regular updates on progress as often as you want. As the website gets built you will be able to view it in a secure area before it goes live.
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for a bright new future in the digital world.