So you want a website?

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So you want a website?

  1. 1. Cole Henley, Net Resources So you want a website?
  2. 2. A bit about me  Senior web designer at Net Resources in Edinburgh  Formerly web manager for Royal Commissions in Scotland and Wales  Administrator for GAWDs  Ex-archaeologist  Bit of a geek  Father of two
  3. 3. Net Resources
  4. 4. Why do you want a website?  Find new customers  Support existing customers  Engage with an audience base  Help me to run my business
  5. 5. What do you want?  Simple, static 1 or 2 page site  Simple content-managed site  Complex content-managed site  Bespoke system
  6. 6. Who do you choose?  A web design agency  A graphic design agency  A freelance developer/designer  A hosted solution  Best friend's niece's brother ...
  7. 7. What to look out for?  Portfolio  Methodology  Skills and experience  Standards/best practice  Recommendations/Testimonials
  8. 8. Questions to ask?  Team size?  Rates and payment schedule?  Fixed price or hourly/daily rate?  Availability?  Do they provide hosting?  Terms and conditions?  Guarantees?  In-house or out-sourced?
  9. 9. Some tips  Have a budget in mind  Know your timescales  Prioritise your requirements  Be realistic  Be available!
  10. 10. Some resources Website owners manual: http://boagworld.com/websiteownersmanual/ Online validation tools: http://validator.w3.org/ Accessibility testing tools: http://wave.webaim.org/ Helpful tips and resources: http://boagworld.com/ Introducing web standards: http://www.webstandards.org/action/smb/
  11. 11. Your questions? cole@netresources.co.uk 0131 477 7127 http://tinyurl.com/physiotalk

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