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Things to Consider When Building Your Website

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Recently I found this post on Forbes.com that addresses the key differences of the talent involved in putting together a website and what you should look for and understand when looking for a web designer.  

First you need to understand the different types of website-building professionals.

– Website designers determine the layout, graphics, text, and navigation of the site. Graphic designers create graphics, colors, and fonts.

– Website developers take the design and write the code to implement it (although, for a simpler site, a tool like Tackk or Wix obviates their need).

– Internet marketers help increase traffic to your site through search engine optimization.

However, the best design experts can’t afford to be singularly focused, a point that Lead Designer and Co-Founder of Tackk, Dan Klammer, stresses in his approach. “Good web designers need to be great communicators and have an understanding of all functions of an experience. It’s important to not only produce solid design work, but also demonstrate the user flow and experience through prototypes.  A good design that is not usable and intuitive does nothing to add to the experience, and prototype design is a much better exploration of the actual user experience.”

Understand the core competencies of your team 

Read the full article by David Teten on Forbes.com

Developing a website can be very involved and understanding what it takes to get the job done right is very helpful. The more you know the better decisions you can make regarding the website layout, look, function and overall goal. Having these issues established will help you better evaluate the website’s performance, impact and success all of which are helpful when it comes to fine tuning and improving the site. Having a website that just looks good does very little in helping your business or getting your message across.