Checklist before starting website development:

Going through this checklist ensures you have all the necessary elements before starting website development, which will help you achieve your goals more efficiently.

  1. Define the purpose and goals of the website. What does the website intend to achieve?
  2. Identify the target audience. Who is the website designed for, and what are their needs and preferences?
  3. Choose a domain name and hosting provider. A domain name should be easy to remember, relevant to the website's purpose, and available. A hosting provider that meets the website's storage, bandwidth, and security needs.
  4. Determine the website's structure and content. A site map defines the website's structure and determines the types of content that will be included, such as text, images, and multimedia.
  5. Choose a content management system (CMS). It should meet the website's needs in terms of features, flexibility, and ease of use.
  6. Select a design and layout. Ensure a design and layout consistent with the website's purpose, brand, and target audience. It must be visually appealing and easy to navigate.
  7. Develop a Project plan. A Plan that includes timelines, milestones, and resources needed for website development.
  8. Develop a testing plan. It must help to test the website thoroughly before launching, including testing for functionality, compatibility, performance, and security.
  9. Develop a content strategy. It should guide content managers in creating, publishing, and managing website content to ensure that it is fresh, relevant, and engaging.
  10. Develop a marketing plan. It’s essential to promote the website and drive traffic, including SEO, social media, and other marketing tactics.