11 Step Unique Process to Creating a Dynamic, Compelling, Converting Website

Author : , Date : August 18, 2014

11-Step-Unique-Process-to-Creating-a-Dynamic-WebsiteSo your company needs a website, or it’s time to revise the one you have. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? What criteria do you use to evaluate if a good web design or development company is a good fit for you?

This article will seek to help answer those questions for you.

In virtually every conversation about building a website, I’m asked what is the process and what can a company expect from us as we build their website. That’s a fair question.

At first glance, all web design companies and freelancers seem alike. They listen, may make a few suggestions, and then agree that they can do what you want done. Now, it just comes down to price, right?

But the Internet continues to change and so does the expectations of our prospects and customers. Your website is your brand. It’s a very different tool than your social media and in my opinion a lot more thought ought to go into. Everything in your online universe ought to flow in and out of it.

As a way of background, we build websites for:

 

  • Corporate companies
  • Retail stores
  • Service based businesses
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Non-Profit’s

 

Each one of these has their own unique sets of needs when it comes to a website. Yet, they all ought to have three things in common:

 

  1. A unique and clear message that talks to and with your site visitors and not about yourself
  2. A unique look and feel that is your company, not anyone elses
  3. Easy to navigate and flows well. I’m always two clicks away from where I want to be both forward and backward without hitting the browser back or forward button.

Process to Follow to Build Your Website

 

Many web design companies are really, really good at what they do. They have a great set of internal processes to build a website, but the process for the client is not always so cut and clear and expectations many times are not explained well.

You know what they say about when reality does not meet expectations? You get disappointment.

When that happens, things can deteriorate quickly.

Below I will detail our eleven step unique process that we use to build a website. This is the process we use with our clients to help them know and understand what is happening and what they have to do in order to help us build them a world class website.

While the process is the same for each client, the outcome for each site will be very different.

Here is a hint; what makes us very different than 99.9% of the web design companies in business today can be found in steps 1 and 2. I am first a business man who coaches other businesses so I understand a unique perspective that you go through as a company. That is a major distinguishing factor and benefit to you.

 

Step 1 – Defining the Purpose of Your Website

 

Most businesses, even some corporate companies, do not take the time to think through what the purpose of their website is.

Your website is an extension of your company. How will you use it? Is its purpose:

 

  • Marketing?
  • Information?
  • Education?
  • Ecommerce?
  • Or something else?

Once you’ve defined its purpose, or combination of purposes, you can proceed to step 2.

 

Step 2 –  Our Unique Website Coaching Program

 

As much as you have to think through why your business exists, what its purpose is and how will you fulfill it; your website must do the same thing.

For this to work, you have to have done at least some of the hard work in your business of defining your:

 

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Purpose
  • Strategies
  • Goals
  • Objectives

We’re not going to get into all of this, that’s a whole book. However, my point is that when you know your business, it makes knowing how to use your website so much easier.

How many websites have we gone to that leave us wondering what do they really do and how do they help me?

Our website coaching program is designed to help you learn:

 

  • What business you’re “really” in from your customer’s point of view?
  • What problems you “really” solve?
  • Who you solve those problems for?
  • How do you solve them?
  • Where are your prospects interested in and where do they hang out?

 

You have to do this work, but we come alongside of you to question, probe and help you.

Let me be really clear here: this process does not just help your website. It will help your entire company and your marketing and sales across both online and offline platforms.

In this article I share how Tom, a restaurant owner, is struggling online because he didn’t ever do this for his business. I encourage you to check out this article and how I helped him change his business.

If your website is going to stand out and help you, you have to take the initiative to do this work. Just having a brochure, static website isn’t going to help you much and a blog without a purpose will not gain readers or your influence online.

Rachael Maddox and her husband Mark breed racing horses and have a unique business for their horses after racing. Here is what she had to say after going through our program:

We have been in the horse racing industry for over 20 years and decided it was time to catch up with the times. As a result, we called Unveil for the design of our website. They were prompt in getting back to us and got started right away. At first I questioned the process, but it turned out to be very beneficial to our business and most of all, to the finished product. As a result we learned about ourselves and the industry we work in and were reminded about why we do what we do. Not only did they provide a nice product; they provided a great service with professionalism and patience. Since our site has been launched, we have received numerous contacts that have lead to additional business and business opportunities.” ~ Rachael Maddox, click here to visit their website

 

The first two steps are THE most critical to a successful website. The benefits are that many companies have no idea:

 

  • What content to put on their websites
  • How to create sites that are about their readers instead of themselves
  • Explain how they solve their site readers problems
  • Convert them into prospects as a result

 

When you go through this process, you will be preparing content for your website that is useful to your readers and helpful to your blog, search engines, social media, and any other marketing you may choose to do online of offline.

The coaching phase does not end until the website launches. It is an ongoing process as we work together to create the appropriate content for your website’s purpose.

 

Step 3 – Create a Sitemap

As we work through generating your content, we have to lay out what I call the site architecture. A sitemap is like a genealogy tree that helps us understand how pages relate to one another. Here is picture to give you an example:

sitemap-example

 

 

Step 4 – Design and Layout of the Home Page

 

Now that we have a handle on the purpose of your website and an idea of the content that will go into it we can turn and focus on what your website will look like.

We will forward you a document that asks a lot of questions like:

  • Please describe how the user should perceive your site. (Ex. Factual, fresh, appealing)
  • Please provide between 3-5 website links and tell us what you specifically liked about each website.
  • What sort of things do you NOT want on your website?
  • Is there any type of color scheme you would like us to use?
  • Would you like any graphics incorporated into their layout either up front or perhaps used as a background element? (i.e.: whimsical type graphics, shapes, design elements pertaining to their business, etc.)
  • Overall how would they like the site to look, classy, simple, complex, fun, colorful, and clean?
  • Any other details you would like us to know right now…

In this phase will also be working on the practical particulars of the layout:

 

  • What content will go in the header with your logo (Phone number? Login box? Search box? Social media buttons, Etc)
  • Where the navigation will rest
  • Where content will go on the home page
  • What content will go into the footer of your website (Similar to header)

Here is sample of Fox’s Pizza in Willow Street, PA… (who recently went out of business). You’ll notice compared to the website it is slightly different as we made changes and modifications:

foxs-pizza-blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once we have completed a mock-up or a static image that we propose of what your website might look like; we will share it with you for revisions or approval.

Once approved we move to step 5.

 

Step 5 – Server Set-up

 

This is a relatively easy step, but a necessary one. By this time we will have already established with you where the website will be hosted. We will set-up the server and create a mysql database.

 

Step 6 – Install the Software on the Server

 

We will install the software, set-up a mysql database, and then link the software to the database.

Once we the software is on the server and we’ve confirmed that it’s linked to the database and working properly, we will break down the proposed website image and from that create your unique theme of the website on the server.

Once that is done will email you a unique link so that you can view where the shell of the website.

 

Step 7 – Add the Website Pages and Content

 

Remember in step 4 we created a sitemap. Now, will follow that sitemap and create the pages that will make up your site.

Once the pages are created we will begin adding the content we have been working through in the coaching part of our program.

 

Step 8 – Review the Website

 

This critical step is where we ask you to go thoroughly through your website to make sure that all pages are correct, all links are working, and forms are functioning according to plan.

We encourage you to solicit input from one or more trusted sources.

Will revise any content as needed.

 

Step 9 – Website Launch

 

Once approved, we will launch your website. To do so, we will need access to your domain provider. All we have to do is update what is called Nameservers so that when you type in your web address it will show your new website.

This process can fifteen minutes to a few hours under normal conditions.

 

Step 10 – Set-up Your email

 

We will need a list of email addresses and passwords from you. At that point we will go to the server Cpanel and add them.

We then will provide you with the information to update your preferred method of accessing your email addresses.

 

Step 11 – Training on How to Make Updates

 

We will spend the necessary time to update you and your staff on how to add pages, content, or revise content on your website.

In the event you prefer not do this, we do have reasonable paid subscription plans to work with you to make any additions or changes on your behalf.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

 

Your website is now live and functioning.

 

As you can probably see, the real work is in steps 1 and 2. Those are the foundational steps and without them your website can reach it potential to accomplish its vision and purpose.

Building a website is hard, but if you do it right it’s extremely rewarding. You can expect the process to be anywhere from six weeks to six months or more depending on the requirements of the website and how much time you give to helping us create it with you.

 

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Don Purdum

Don Purdum

Don works with businesses to help them discover who their customers are and what business they are "really" in. He is an award-winning blogger and branding / marketing consultant.
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30 thoughts on “11 Step Unique Process to Creating a Dynamic, Compelling, Converting Website

  1. thanks for the resource. like i said I’m trying to find a balance. I want people to find and like or follow my face book fan page and google plus business page but i want them to spend their time on and subscribe to my site. good luck, max

  2. hi don’ well positive and encouraging is what i do. 🙂 and we all miss a comment or two now and then. I wonder if you have considered doing a follow up post on how to create a good face book fan page or google business page that attracts people but then converts them to visitors to your site and subscribers to your email. I just opened a face book page for my coaching and speaking efforts. I would love to figure out how to put a page or tab on there with my rates and a form with a pay pal button. thanks and take care, max

  3. What a solid how to blueprint Don!

    And it’s so incredibly easy to follow. I really like step two, where you layout the six critical, but foundational pillars that really represent the core message, mission and goals of your website and or blog.

    And as you pointed out, once a business owner has adequately described and articulated each of those areas, it’s so much easier for you to build them a highly functional, traffic converting website!

    It really does make perfect sense! Thank so much!

    1. Hi Mark,

      I have been at this so long that I know if you skip #2, which 99% of the people do because they just don’t know to do it, your website will never achieve it’s potential.

      In fact, the benefits go way beyond the website. If done right it will change the entire business and how you see your business, how you interact with others thought it and how they will interact with you.

      I was working with a new coaching client this week and we were talking about what business they are “really” in. As is normal, we talked about what they do. But that’s not what I’m after.

      The reality is that they “take people ‘to’ hope.” What they do is the process of getting them there.

      It’s changing their messaging and business completely!!!!

      Isn’t that exciting?

      Mark, I hope you have an amazing weekend my friend!

      ~ Don

  4. Hi don; I love this post. Its an extremely clever combination of a information post with examples and testimonials. You walk people through what you do, how you do it; and what they can expect from the experience of working with you. Its textbook my friend. best of luck, max

  5. Hey Don,

    Great post here.

    I find that I need to do more work on step #4 with my blog. The way it is now, there should be a landing page or something significant on the homepage that the user will see. I think that’s very important for any website or blog.

    And while I can get away with not having that for my blog, I own a couple of other sites that are websites means to sell products and services, etc. Having a suitable homepage is something I need to work on.

    You provided some great steps here and what is really impressive and worth noting, is that you started out with the purpose of the website. That’s important to figure out.The other sites that I have, I’ve been developing for months and I can honestly tell you that I didn’t know the purpose of it. I knew what I wanted out of it but I didn’t know exactly HOW my site would benefit the customers.

    I’ll need to go over them again. But honestly Don, thanks for this because I own and operate a pretty new publishing company and I needed something like this as a guideline to start operating that much better than I currently am.

    So thank you for this excellent content. I’m think to use this outline for all my websites. I’ll have to see.

    Thanks for this. Hope you have a great week.

    – Andrew

    1. Hi Andrew,

      The purpose is critical!!!! If you don’t know why you are doing what you are doing, neither will your website visitors!

      That’s the difference for a website helping a business grow and one that is just taking up space on the internet.

      The key is that your home page ought to quickly, conscisley, and accurately tell your site visitors how you solve their problems. Don’t focus on what you do…

      I’m glad this post is helpful to you! I know you will do fantastic!!! If you need help, please let me know!

      Have a great finish to your week Andrew!

      ~ Don

  6. Hi Don,

    Super comprehensive process here. I dig it, and love how your heavy focus lies on Step 1.

    Get clear on who you want to attract. Get really clear, Get those purpose down cold to allow each step after that to flow smoothly.

    You have a super clear focus on your blog Don. We know why you’re blogging and who you wish to serve. No doubts, all clarity, which is awesome.

    I started my blog with a clear, detailed vision of my idea reader and built it on that person, top down. From my domain name, title, tagline, side images, ads, eBook, to the post content, to post images, to calls to action….all must align with my ideal reader and brand or I’m wasting my time and your time.

    Of course, lesson learned from my first blog. I had clarity issues so each step beyond, when developing the site, was a bit off….well they were really off. Purpose and clarity were the issues so I took this cherished lesson with me to my current blog.

    Excellent Don, fab breakdown here.

    I’ll tweet through Triberr.

    Thanks so much.

    Ryan

    1. Hi Ryan,

      I am planning on using this post to explain to people a little clearer what they can expect when we build a website for them; what makes us different than 99.9% of the web design and development companies out there.

      It’s my clarity and focus around business coupled with the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities.

      I learned a long time ago that clarity + focus = execution.

      If one of those two things are off, your execution will be as well. Not a good place to be if your a business.

      Steps 1 and 2 take a business down a road of clarity and focus. Guess what? It doesn’t just touch or affect their website.

      It will change their entire business. The way they message, communicate, and present themselves. They will stop seeing the world through the lens of their business and instead see it through the eyes of the consumer.

      That can be very powerful and persuasive.

      Thanks so much for your encouragement Ryan! I appreciate you!

      ~ Don

  7. Hey Don,

    I know that what you really focus on is a website for clients to showcase their business but as you know I only have a blog. I would think though that a lot of what you offer would relate to us lonely bloggers as well.

    Like you mentioned in step #2 about knowing your vision, your purpose, your goals, etc. because without having those in place then we’ll end up creating something and scratching our heads later wondering what the heck do we do now. Oh wait, I did that! LOL!!!

    Seriously, I play ignorant for when I came online. I was just told I needed a website to brand me but I didn’t even have a clear vision of what I wanted from the site. I just spent so much time creating the darn thing and I bet I didn’t have it but maybe a year before moving it over to WordPress.

    But everything you have listed here goes for a WordPress blog too and when I started that I didn’t know any of this either. It was all trial and error so looking back I would highly recommend people really giving this some thought and looking into what it takes to keep the thing running. I still think everyone should have one but just know what’s involved that’s all.

    What an eye opener but I’m sure you’re helping a lot of business owners realize everything it really takes to put one of these together. It’s not an easy task and even harder when you don’t have a clue.

    Well Don to the rescue is all I can say! Right my friend!

    Great write up and thanks for this eye opener.

    ~Adrienne

    1. Hi Adrienne,

      I know many people distinguish between websites and blogs, but in the business community we don’t. The blog is actually part of the website. I know you know that, but I just wanted to affirm it.

      A blog is a critical component to a companies ability to properly market online. Without it, they just have a standard, brochure website. The problem is they have the tendency to make it about themselves. And that’s why they struggle online. It’s not like print, tv, and radio advertising. In fact, it’s really not advertising at all.

      I’m working with a large company in Maryland right now and I’m consulting with them to help them learn their business they are “really” in and how to message properly online. Oh, Adrienne, it is much fun!!!!!!!!!

      No question what I do relates to bloggers. The question is will the pay for me? Many take the go it alone approach unfortunately, lol… However, I would gladly work with a blogger who is serious about their work and business.

      You aren’t the only one who didn’t know your vision, strategy, goals and objectives when you started. Unfortunately, I think we all have to go through that and struggle before we value what someone like me brings to the table.

      You can read Social Media Examiner all day long; and if your business model is a mess they can’t help you. You have to do the hard work but most people just don’t realize it and value it until they reach their breaking point; and they have no idea what to do. They are trained to be business owners, they are trained to use a skill to do a job many times. We have to teach them how to make that transition from employee to business owner.

      I really think of myself first as a business person and web designer / marketer second. It has served me very well.

      Thanks so much for your encouragement Adrienne. Maybe one of these days I’ll get an opportunity to guest blog somewhere, lol… Yep, you get the inside track on that one…

      Have a great evening!

      ~ Don

  8. Hey Don,

    Great detail on creating a website that converts. Above all I believe the most important step that really caught my eye was step number 2.

    when I first started I had no clue as far as strategies, objectives, purpose, etc… All I knew was that I wanted to grow a business from home and make residual company. When you project yourself in this way, you become more of a visitor repellent LOL… it’s funny to me now, but back then I wouldn’t be laughing. I was serious but yet nervous and very hesitant.

    When you’re organize and know where you’re going, people can feel this through your website. Especially when you’re writing blog posts. The feeling carries over to them and you start to build trust, loyalty and confidence in them!

    Thanks for sharing the process of creating a websites that converts. I have learned a couple of things that have me thinking on how I can revamp my blog!

    I found your blog on kingged.com under the category Internet Marketing

    http://kingged.com/11-step-unique-process-creating-dynamic-compelling-converting-website

    1. Hi Sherman,

      I really like they way you said this: “All I knew was that I wanted to grow a business from home and make residual company. When you project yourself in this way, you become more of a visitor repellent.”

      Does it really get any better than that? OMG… I was on the floor rolling.

      Anyway, I have collected myself and I’m ready to move on.

      You are so right though… many of us start a business without any mentors or training. We become trapped as employees inside our own companies and the feeling sucks.

      My coaching program exists to help them start to learn how to make that transition. The struggle they initially have is a lack of experience and training that leads them to talk about themselves.

      As a result, they run off people. Right?

      However, if we can teach them to see the world through the eyes of their customers and prospects, imagine the difference that would make in their marketing, communications, presentations, networking, etc.

      It would change everything! Including their website.

      Thanks so much Sherman. It’s great to see you here!!!!

      I hope you have a great week.

      ~ Don

  9. Hi Don,

    Wow..you cover just about everything…I am very impressed! What I like the most is that you start with the purpose of the website. Not only that but your coaching program that covers the client’s vision, mission, strategies, etc is a PLUS!

    And who else does #11 – the training of how to make updates? Gosh Don, you have covered it all. I sure wish I had you four years ago when I started. I would have been standing on a stage right now lecturing.

    But years ago, it was basically trial and error. The hard way! Here, your purpose is to cover everything from knowing your client’s needs to setting up a beautiful site. I am sure that when someone new comes in, they will skyrocket using your services.

    I sure am going to pass this along!

    -Donna

    1. Hi Donna,

      I am so honored by your comment. Thank you!

      It’s been a ten year journey of trial and error, failure and success, of learning and re-learning.

      I have seen so many website owners struggle and question and while I’m techie, I’m a business person first.

      Techie’s love the flash and glamour of the technology. Yes, it’s cool. But it has to serve a purpose.

      That’s where understanding a business and learning to see through the eyes of the site visitor or the consumer is critical!!! It’s not about me, it’s about them.

      If we can teach people how to become business owner instead of employees that happen to own a business, just imagine the difference we could make it the world!

      I love what I do and I can’t wait to share it with more people. As you get to know me through my writing, and I you, perhaps one day I will be blessed to work alongside you!

      Until then, let’s keep on learning from one another and challenging each other to be better.

      Thanks so much again for your very kind words!

      ~ Don

  10. Very informative and detailed step Don 🙂 I love your approach of starting with the website’s purpose. This is a very crucial step in setting up any website. And be it web design or content creation – I find that this step is missed in a lot of blogs.

    And that is why we see pointless content and a design that doesn’t resonate with the blog’s purpose. Setting up a website is a precise task. Thanks for the wonderful tips once again 🙂

    1. Hi Jane,

      I appreciate your encouragement! I agree, the majority of blogs and websites are missing their purpose because they haven’t taken the time to do the hard work and define it.

      It seems easier to just throw together a site and go. That may be okay for a little while, but it won’t help one bit in the medium or long-term.

      The last thing any of us wants to read is content that means nothing to us. If you spend the time laying the foundation you can minimize this since you’ll be conversing with those who want your content or have a need and will buy from you.

      I hope you have a great week Jane!

      ~ Don

  11. Hi Don,

    Informative post indeed 🙂

    I enjoyed going through the various steps as you mentioned. It reminded me of the time we got into creating websites (my husband actually), though not fully as he knows about it, long back though. Of course, now you have the all the additional features as you mentioned, just like the training program, which one could never dream of earlier. However, it all does make so much of sense once you know the full process and know-how of doing things.

    Yes, if your main purpose isn’t well defined, it’s tough for anyone to start a blog, whether creating one or even writing or carrying on with blogging on it. The design and layout are other essentials, and so is all that you write, especially with the little time you have in hand to grasp your readers attention. It’s all not easy, but you need to find ways to get it all done, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena,

      Thank you. Having a fully defined process is so important both in the sales and especially in the production process of building a website. Over the years I’ve seen so many companies sell sites that over-promised and under delivered because they either couldn’t do what they promised or they didn’t have a system to really help them.

      The other side of the story is that our clients just have no idea what all is involved and we have to help them. We cannot just agree to build a site and then do what they tell us to do. To me, that’s like telling a doctor how to do surgery on me. His job is to educate, inform, offer ideas and suggestions, and give me enough information so that I can make an informed decision.

      It’s a similar approach I’m taking. In our coaching we want our clients engaged. When they are they get an amazing website opposed to one where if they just tell us what to do it may look good but it says nothing, means nothing and helps no one.

      Our goal is that the site is very applicational and relational to the site visitor. Unfortunately, most businesses don’t think like their prospects and consumers. We can teach them how to do that and translate their company so they can learn what works and what does not work in their messaging and communication.

      Thanks so much for stopping by Harleena! It’s always a treat when you visit.

      I hope you have an amazing day!!!

      ~ Don

  12. I created my first website in 2004 for a client. It was on Google Geocities (discontinued) That was how I made my first money from creating website. It was nothing similar to these points though – really far from it. In those days, it was just the excitement to mention that you have a website.

    Today, it has grown to a full-blown business tool. It’s clear you are an expert in the field and you know exactly what you are doing.

    Once the website is done and training offered, the next more essential step is traffic to it. That’s where a lot of people fail. They are their only readers. So I’ll be glad to read more on how you promote your client’s sites after they are delivered – well, for cases where you handle the promotion 😉

    Is that going to come up next week?

    1. Hi Enstine!

      It was a very different day in 2004 that’s for sure. I would say it was 2011 or 2012 before we really saw the advancements in processes, strategies, and how we build websites.

      I agree, traffic is critical. That’s why the coaching is so important because it builds the foundation for great messaging.

      I’ve written several articles on driving traffic so I thought it would be a nice switch up.

      More specifically, yes I will be writing an article that covers my specific ideas of how I help them create content and strategies for promotion of their blog and articles.

      ~ Don

  13. Hi Don,

    What a cool title, 11 steps, huh? Diving right in… 🙂

    Having the perspective you do does definitely help when providing these services, Don, truly does.

    Having a vision of the purpose is foundational, and action should not be taken without considering this elementary info. Absolutely agree!

    I completely agree with you – I have been to countless websites where I have no earthly clue as to what they’re trying to accomplish and how they can help me…

    That’s one of the first things I teach my students is to have a vision and plan of what they’re going to offer people and what the purpose is for their site – folks land on your site and have 3 to 5 seconds to determine whether they’re leaving or staying, So it needs to be a very concise, to-the-point reason and “what’s in it for me?” Yet, so many fail in this important area.

    The Yoast plugin does the site map creation automatically and is really helpful, and I also make my own personal version and put a link to that in my footer for people to check out.

    Design and layout is extremely important, more important that most people realize because it can make the difference in someone staying or immediately clicking off.

    Might be interesting to set up a survey of what people prefer. I for one, always prefer a white background and there are studies to indicate that there is much more engagement on sites with a light bg with darker text, but not such a stark contrast between bg and text as to be off-putting and difficult for the eyes.

    I prefer a clean look, with lots of white space, and length of header to be short so I can get to the content quickly! lol It amazes me as to how many people use headers that take up half the viewer’s monitor… What’s the point… Vanity? LOL give me the content, right?

    Everyone is different, so there needs to be lots of customization allowed in the services, which is great.

    Awesome, Don – will be sharing right now! 🙂
    – Carol

    1. Hi Carol,

      I think more important than the site, you really have to know what business you’re really in. That’s why I require my clients to go through the program with me so that they have much to gain by the website. If not, I can almost guarantee a frustrated experience and a lot more money they will have to spend if they don’t understand how to use the internet. Unfortunately, most don’t really know.

      I don’t use wordpress, I use Concrete5 so the plugin will not help. C5 does auto-generate the sitemap. What I was referring to was handwriting out every page that will make up the site in a sitemap format. It will help define what content needs to go on what page and make the process smoother for everyone. It really becomes a guide so to speak.

      I’m tired of white backgrounds. Colors are extremely important to a brand and to the subconscious mind. The blue, orange, and hint of red are all purposeful and communicate something to the site visitor. I agree with you though that I don’t like extremely dark colored sites. I have one client who is insisting on black and that’s just the way it’s going to be…

      I so appreciate your comment and your feedback. I hope you’re having a great start to your week!

      ~ Don

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    1. Hi Jagbir,

      Thank you so much for visiting the site and for reading my article. I do hope it was helpful to you?

      I appreciate your kinds words and I look forward to seeing around the site!

      ~ Don

  15. Hi Don,

    This is a keeper and I may take you on your invitation here. I’ve got a long way to go still with my blogs, and I know that a time will come (soon) where I have to revamp them big time.

    I’m saving your post and will read more thoroughly.

    1. Hi Sylviane,

      I would love to chat with me. You just let me know when you’re ready. We all have a long way to go in one respect or another. As you can probably tell, mine is a work in progress and I even changed a few things over the weekend.

      I look forward to chatting more with you in the near future!

      ~ Don

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