When developing for the ‘World Wide Web’ developers need a broader mindset to produce applications or websites that don’t just offer what the printed paper already does… In some cases yes a static page might be what’s needed but understanding your options first is the key to making the correct choice. When beginning a project you have all the options on the table and it’s time to negotiate with yourself or your team to make the right choices regarding the technical, aesthetics and usability options. This is a process that requires skills in planning, analysis, and design… in addition to the web-oriented skills representing information in a particular medium…. we understand this at harboarts.com
One of the biggest keys to success is to know about your audience and your competition. Who are they ?
For this I recommend to generate some audience information.. make a list of your audience’s characteristics, concerns and background. This will help you to define your audience which is very important if you are looking to grow your business.
If your new in online business don’t try to reach too broad an audience (like everybody on the www) but focus on a subset related to your purpose. So if your service or product is already being offered out there on the WWW.. don’t be a copy cat and don’t do what everybody else does try to find a new angle…that’s the way to success. Every business need a something that sets them apart from the competition and this can be many thing : Product, Delivery, Service, Price, Availability and Know-How or just a huge passion for what you do.
You need to believe you and your business can make a difference on the market and it’s important to define the purpose of your business. It’s a good Idea to have a written purpose statement. At first you might not choose to describe your purpose in great details but only in general terms… however it’s a good idea to never stop updating your purpose list as this is also a good way to understand what best for your company and together with your audience information it goes a long way toward articulating what the web can do for your business.
Next you should focus on producing a list of specific objectives and goals.
You objective list might just be:
- List the products and/or services you wish to offer.
- Gather and compose ordering and service information.
- General background information about your products to interest prospective customers and help them understand and use your product or service.
Once you have your put together your set of objectives.. the next step is to gather information that supports these objectives this could be the mechanics, ethics or specifications about your product or service. Remember your visitors might just be looking for technical information about your products or services and, in the course of this visit, be informed of your company’s products and services. So any related info is good because it attracts potential clients… Try to educate your visitors.
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