Development Workspace URL
Create a temporary URL for the new website is essential. As then, you can let the current site to function as normal without interrupting visitors/customer. Also, you can keep looking at your new website too.
This is easy, simple, why are you redesigning? Answer to this is your goal. If you keep that in mind through the whole process, you can get the best out of your new website.
Find Inspiration (Look at Competitors)
This is always fun, start looking at your customers and analyse their websites. If they have excellent attractive things, let’s try to bering in some ideas from them to our new website.
Now the fun begins, dive in the redesign. Starting from layouts to final draft, your redesign will progress in stages of course. Where we always check our end goal with the new website, to make sure that we on the right track.
Responsive Design in 2020
With Mobile index first rule of Google, this is a must. All your pages, header & footer must look good in all devices Desktops, Laptops, Tablets & Mobiles. You need to spend some time to test and make sure it does look good. Very important!
One thing that you shouldn’t forget is on-page optimisation. At the same time, you are designing the new website, it’s an excellent opportunity to tick all on-page optimisation. Again very important to get this correct.
Like we’ve discussed before, with mobile indexing first rule from Google, this holds the key in 2020. Accelerated Mobile Pages(AMP) is a must nowadays. You have to tick this as well.
This is also equally important, you can test your site by Google PageSpeed and do the necessary fixing. Having a faster loading website is equally important as you get only a few seconds to impress your visitor.
It’s always good to do the cross-browser testing of your redesigned website just to make sure it works well with everyone. Also final testing before putting you new website live.