How to create a website guide should go through all the steps of building a website and should answer many questions and give options on how this should be done.
There are many questions that a good guide should answer and these include:
- How to obtain a URL
- Build website yourself or hire someone to do it
- Design a logo for your website
- How to get websites on Google and other search engines
Obtaining a URL
If you are building a website for a company then the URL should include the name of that company. If it is a personal website or blog it should include your name or initials.
A good guide should tell where to go to see if a URL is not being used and how to build that URL. There are several domain registrars where you can get this information such as:
- Go Daddy
- Network Solutions
- Blue Host
These are the major registrars and should be included in any guide.
The next step in any guide should be on the importance of and how to design a logo. The logo is the most important symbol of any company or business. It will be used in all marketing pieces from envelopes to full page ads. This guide needs to impress upon the reader on how important a logo is.
Next is deciding to design the logo yourself or have a professional company to design it.
This is when a guide should explain the pros and cons of building a website yourself or having a professional company design and build it for you.
This is the step you will need to understand completely before you decide. There are many companies that host websites – some are great but some are not so great. These options need to be spelling out completely in any guide.
Guilds on websites should also include:
- How to budget funds for a website
- What do you want your website to convey about you or your business
- Where to find further information to help