Launch day is a big milestone and can be stressful. In our work, we launch websites all the time and have a defined process that takes the stress away. We work closely together as we make your website live. Here are some of the planning and preparation steps that can make your launch day as uneventful and smooth as possible.
With so many choices for creating a professional website, it can be difficult to decide what method is right for you and your business goals. It can seem like there are endless software platforms available for anyone who wants to easily build a website.
When someone asks our team to look at a website, there is almost always a disclaimer. Usually, a “don’t be too harsh” or “don’t spend too much time, just give me some quick thoughts.” For the most part, we assume this means they do not want detailed review of their site - just some top line things noticed, without an explanation. While this seems simple, it is something that our team is constantly trying to get better at doing.
When someone visits your website, you have to grab their attention right away if you want them to stick around and consume the content you are offering. In the past, we have always told our clients they have between thirty and sixty seconds to get a site visitor’s attention. If you don’t give visitors a reason to stay before that first minute is up, they’re gone (and they probably aren’t coming back).
If you have worked in any industry that has physical locations, you have probably at least heard of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. When most people think of ADA compliance, they think of things like wheelchair accessibility and other facilities requirements. It’s natural to include ADA considerations in your brick and mortar locations, but have you ever thought about ADA compliance when it comes to your website?