Getting Ready to Build Your Website
In This Chapter
Setting goals for your website
Planning website functionality
Figuring out what type of website you need
Creating a website requires some upfront work and forethought. Think about the content you want to put on your site pages, focus that content to engage your desired target audience, and decide on the type of website you want to build. Having a plan of attack for building your site will help you think through all the important decisions you need to make to build your site quickly and efficiently.
In this chapter, you walk through all the core topics you need to think about to prepare for building your site.
How do you start creating your website? Most likely, you already know the topic or topics you want to present on your site. Next, you need to do the following:
1. Define your audience
2. Focus your message
3. Create an outline
4. Find a style
5. Establish the project’s timeline
6. Add (and update) your content
7. Maintain the website
Defining your target audience
Whether you’re an artist creating a website to promote your work, a business owner looking to reach people across the web, or a parent ...