Unless you live under a rock, you know that everyone who sells products or services or disseminates content is expected to have a website. Simply put, having a website gives you street cred. What’s worse than not having a website, though, is having a crappy website. What makes a website crappy? Unclear user experience, broken links, pictures that are poor quality, pages with too much (or too little) content, no brand identity, etc.
In this workshop, professional web designer and branding expert Angela DiMarco brings her vast experience of creating websites for everyone from family members to Fortune 500 companies to help you plan your website build properly.
Whether you are starting from scratch, rebuilding, or simply spiffing up your current site, proper planning and organization could help you save thousands of dollars and your sanity! If you are thinking of hiring a freelancer or a web development company, Angela will teach you how to gather all your assets and wrap them up in a bow to provide them with a clear and concise plan.
In the first session, we will discuss your brand, your website purpose, and where you are in the process. You’ll be expected to complete a homework assignment that evening.
In the second session, which takes place within the same week, we will discuss organization of assets and copy. You will be creating a site map and/or wireframe, and we will review your plans for your website build.
For the third and final session, which takes place one week later, you will be expected to have your homepage completed (if you are building this yourself) or a review of your website architecture pack. Angela will spend 15 minutes or more as time allows with each participant to provide feedback and answer any questions that may have come up during the week.
When Angela designs websites for clients, this pre-planning phase can cost anywhere from $1K-$10K, depending on the size of the project. By following the tips and steps provided in this workshop and by doing the pre-planning yourself, that is money in your pocket and a sure-fire way to have a website that is anything but crappy.
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What if I cannot attend a session?
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