Saw this on YouTube, not a bad video on Web 2.0
What do I want my site to do?
Okay. so now we know what to call your site. The next step is deciding what you want from your site. Examples of different types of functionality are Online shops, Discussion Forums or the ability to showcase properties.
We do this before starting the design process as the functionality of the site will have a bearing on how we layout the homepage.
A Domain name is the Address for your website.
For example: e.g. http://www.yourcompanyname.ie. As a lot of .com and .ie Domains have already been bought you’ll need to search for available Domains on the Blacknight Solutions Website, use the drop down tool on the top right hand side of their page. It is very important to pick a good Domain name. A couple of pointers for when choosing a Domain name:
Once you have chosen a Domain name...
...you then need to select a hosting package that best suits your Website and it’s needs.
Hosting is where your website will reside on the Internet.
As with Domain names Pride Design do not directly provide hosting but we’re happy to advise and arrange the best solution for your needs.
We recommend Blacknight to our clients, they're professional, friendly and Irish.
A few final considerations...
... when thinking about your website before we get started.
It's well worth making a list of Websites that you like, possibly about three or four. It's even better again if you can have a list of features from site that you'd like your website to do.
You may as well make another list of sites that you don't like.
From there we can discuss the feel you'd like for your site and what functionality we need to incorporate.