All endeavours should start with a planning phase.  You have to plan the steps needed to complete a project. A project such as creating a website is made up of many small steps that, when done correctly, result in a successful project.

This might be the easiest step to skip, but it certainly is important…and it might actually be more important than any part of the process.

By making plans and decisions early on, you will find that the later steps in the process are easier and seem more guided.

7 steps in planning your website:

1. Why are you building this website?

2. How do you want this website to function?

3. What goals do you have for the website?

4. Is this a website you expect people to visit once or often?

5. Who is going to maintain the website?

6. What is your website budget?

7. Who do you want to visit your website?