Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 1, 2008
As businesses and organizations more fully embrace the Internet; good website development is rapidly becoming a vital part of a sound business strategy. QuoteCatcher, a noted sales lead provider, has developed a free Buyer's Guide for website design intended to help decision makers educate themselves about the design process.
QuoteCatcher teamed with professional website designers, who provided the hints and insights presented in the guide. The Website Design Buyer's Guide opens with a section detailing what to expect from the website design process. This introduction takes buyers through the initial planning stages of web design, to site building and launch. Next the QuoteCatcher Buyer's Guide offers a five-step guide to writing for the web, stressing the differences between the Internet and other media.
The Buyer's Guide for website design continues with a basic overview of website anatomy, with special emphasis on the two kings of Internet media: usability and graphics. This overview also gives rough layout guides for common web pages, such as an About Us page or a sales page. A section on developing a website's potential for sales and increased traffic follows the layout overview.
Once the buyers have a good understanding of the tasks that a website designer should perform, the QuoteCatcher guide presents a series of questions that buyers should consider before choosing a website designer. Qualifications, experience and the importance of following up on contacts and references are all discussed, along with evaluating portfolios and compatible technologies.
A list of top ten website design mistakes runs through some of the common mistakes that can impair a website's ability to deliver content. Top goofs include poor navigation and misplaced content. A glossary of web design and hosting terms rounds out the free buyer's guide, with concise definitions of common Internet terms.
The amount of information presented in QuoteCatcher Buyer's Guide is considerable, and provides enough detail for business planners to make educated decisions about hiring web design professionals. Although meant as a resource for purchasing, the Buyer's Guide is also useful for small business owners or the determined DIY web designer.
For more information on the free buyer's guide or to get a free website design quote please visit http://www.quotecatcher.com or call 877-337-1234.