Content is king. We know it's odd - putting that sort of comment at the top of a page about web design. But we know it's true. We've had the statement on our website ever since the first version was launched in 2000.
When you start out on a web project the first thing you should gather together is the content and think about:
Gather together compelling, interesting and unique content.
Couple that content with clean, clear and simple design and you'll have an effective website that will work for you.
There's a lot more to it of course - for starters, a navigation system that is clear, obvious and easy to use is a must. Then there's colour schemes with blending, not garish, colours. Plus an attractive layout that makes you stand out from the crowd. And search engine optimisation and submission should also be considered right from the beginning of the project.
We bear all these things, and loads more, in mind when we create websites.
However, we think that the best way to gauge a web design company is by learning about the sites they have already completed. You can do that in our portfolio.