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The Ultimate Checklist: Essential Items and Content for Partnering with Davies Designs Studio for Your New Website

Updated: May 15

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The Ultimate Checklist: Essential Items and Content for Partnering with Davies Designs Studio for Your New Website


Creating a new website is an exciting venture that can significantly boost your business’s online presence and drive growth. To ensure a smooth and successful collaboration with a website design agency like Davies Designs Studio, it’s helps tremendously to prepare all necessary items and content in advance. This checklist will guide you through the key elements you'll need to get started, and, of course, know that we're here to guide you with any items you may need assistance with along the way.


1. Define Your Goals and Objectives

  • Business Goals: Clearly outline what you aim to achieve with your new website (e.g., increased sales, brand awareness, lead generation).

  • Target Audience: Identify who your primary audience is and what their needs and preferences are.


2. Branding Elements

  • Logo: Provide your current logo in high-resolution formats (PNG, SVG, AI).

  • Color Scheme: Share your brand’s color palette.

  • Typography: Specify the fonts used in your branding.

  • Brand Guidelines: Any existing guidelines on how your brand should be represented visually and verbally.


3. Website Content

  • Content Inventory: List of all the pages you want on your website (e.g., Home, About Us, Services, Blog, Contact).

  • Text Content: Provide well-written content for each page. This includes headlines, subheadings, and body text.

  • Images and Media: High-quality images, videos, and graphics that represent your brand and services.

  • Product Descriptions: Detailed descriptions for each product or service offered.


4. Technical Requirements

  • Domain Name: If you already have a domain, provide the details. If not, consider potential domain names.

  • Hosting Provider: Information about your current hosting provider or any preferences you have for new hosting.

  • Email Accounts: Details of any email accounts associated with your domain.


5. Functional Requirements

  • Website Features: List any specific features you need (e.g., e-commerce capabilities, booking system, blog, contact forms).

  • Integrations: Any third-party services or tools that need to be integrated (e.g., CRM, email marketing, social media).

  • SEO Requirements: Any specific SEO needs or keywords you want to target.


6. Design Preferences

  • Inspiration: Examples of websites you like and dislike, and what you specifically like or dislike about them.

  • Layout Preferences: Any preferences for the website layout and structure (e.g., menu layout, etc.).

  • Wireframes: Basic sketches or wireframes of your vision for the website.

  • Competitors: Knowing your competitors is extremely helpful. Create a list of those whose sites you like, and those you dislike.


7. Legal and Compliance

  • Privacy Policy: A clear privacy policy that outlines how user data will be handled.

  • Terms of Service: Terms of service or terms and conditions for using your site.

  • Accessibility: Any specific requirements to ensure your site is accessible to all users.


8. Marketing and Launch Plan

  • Launch Strategy: A plan for announcing and promoting the new website launch.

  • Analytics Setup: Ensure Google Analytics and other tracking tools are set up to monitor performance from day one.

  • Social Media: Plan for social media integration and sharing buttons on your site.


9. Project Management

  • Timeline: A realistic timeline for the project with key milestones.

  • Budget: A clear budget for the project, including any additional costs for features or integrations.

  • Point of Contact: Designate a primary contact person who will liaise with Davies Designs Studio throughout the project.


10. Feedback and Revisions

  • Review Process: Communicate your preferred process for providing feedback and making revisions during the design and development stages.

  • Testing: Plan for thorough testing of the website before launch to ensure everything works smoothly.


By preparing these essential items and content, you'll be well-equipped to start your project with Davies Designs Studio. A well-organized approach not only ensures a smooth design process but also results in a website that effectively meets your business goals and resonates with your target audience.


Ready to create an exceptional online presence? Contact Davies Designs Studio today to get started on your new website journey!



 

About Davies Designs Studio


Established in 2015, Davies Designs Studio is a Charlotte, NC based design agency offering creative solutions across various mediums including graphic design, photography, website design, and marketing. They collaborate with clients to deliver impactful final products that are creative, innovative, unique, inspirational, and exceed your expectations and goals.



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