When someone comes up and says “I need a website”, I have a couple of questions to ask
- Do you know what you need in the website ?
- Do you have an idea of the kind of design you need ?
- What about logo and color combination ?
- Do you have content ready ?
If one doesn’t have the answers for 1, 2 and 3 but has some of the content, its easy to suggest / recommend 1 and 2 and then get on to 3.
So the key is content, without which its very difficult to plan the strategy for the website.
“Do the design first and then we’ll give content”.
It’s very difficult to get an appropriate design of a website without knowing what will it contain.
So then what’s the right way ?
According to me, the right way would be to get the content / atleast partial important content in place first and then only its possible to plan the strategy for the website and then comes the design.
But I’v no idea what should it contain ?
Well, thats not a problem. It’s possible to discuss and explain the kind of content a particular website should have. That would help in getting the content in place.
Again its debatable and I’m open to it 🙂