7 Steps to Your Dream Website | Activate Design

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In addition to yourself and social media profiles, your website is often the face of your business. That's why, at Activate Design, we want to build you something beautiful. 

Through the entire process, we'll work with you on everything from copywriting to web design to hosting and everything in between. 

So let's dive in, and you can see for yourself how easy it is to build the website of your dreams.

1. WEBSITE CONSULTATION

We'll first discuss your goals for the website: necessary features & integrations, target audience and more. We then propose a site that would suit you. We have developed our own CMS (Content Management System) which is the background system that runs a website, and we have created this to meet the needs of clients who need a user-friendly website that will allow them to make changes to their website themselves with ease and efficiency.

Types of Websites Available

A Simple, View-Only Website

If you just need to provide information about an upcoming event, product launch, or store opening, a simple view-only website is the perfect solution. Additionally, it can serve as a landing page for Google Ads or social media ads. 

Advanced, High-Performance CMS Website

Our most popular option, a new, high-performance website can be the facelift your business needs. Once completed, our CMS interface makes it easy for you to add new pages, blogs, and more. And don't worry, we'll provide in-depth training on how to use the CMS so you can edit your website confidently. 

eCommerce Website

If you're looking to sell physical or digital products online, you'll need an eCommerce website to do so. With the same high-performance features as our popular websites, our eCommerce solutions allow you to add, edit, and remove products, descriptions, stock levels, and more, directly in our CMS.


2. WEBSITE PLANNING

We want to build you the website of your dreams, and doing so may require a few meetings with our team to get things right. We need to determine how you want your site laid out, which colors you want to use, and more. Once we've mocked up your site, we can get started on the build.

 

3. DOMAIN NAME

Your domain name is your website's unique address on the internet. If you don't already own your domain name, we can help you pick one that fits your business. If you launch another business, or need a second domain for any reason, additional domain names can be added at any time.

4. WEBSITE DESIGN

With a domain name and a better understanding of your brand, our designers can get started on your website. Our talented design team will make your site come to life with a beautifully designed header, buttons & images that jump off the page, and more. 

And if you're looking to further upgrade your website with a new or improved logo, our designers can help with that too. 

 

5. WRITTEN CONTENT

A beautifully designed website is just the beginning. In order to grow your business, customers need to understand your business.

We'll introduce you to our copywriters, who will get to know you and your business inside out. They will then put pen to paper (figuratively), bringing your website to life with words. 

Our copywriters are seasoned SEO writers, meaning your content will be optimised for search engines, so that customers can find your business online. 

*Our copywriting services come at an additional cost, and are not included in the cost of building a website, unless discussed previously.*


6. PUTTING THE WEBSITE TOGETHER

Now that the designers & copywriters have created all of the written & visual content for your site, our programmers put it all together, ensuring consistency & functionality.

Down to the last detail, our programmers will properly size images, align navigation elements, and optimise your site to make sure it looks great on both desktop and mobile. 


7. WEBSITE LAUNCH

Congratulations! With the final touches on your new website in place, you can celebrate.

With the help of social media, email marketing, search engines, and other marketing methods, you can start driving traffic to your new website and attract new customers. 

 

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