Cost

To build a website you need a website or hosting provider. A hosting provider allows you to allocate a domain or website name (eg justinstestsite.com.au). It also provides an allocation of space to hold text and images. Lastly,it provides email addresses for the website.

Hosting providers charge between $80 and $120 a year for this service.

Some example providers in Australia are:

  • Crazy Domains
  • Go Daddy
  • Oz hosting

I'll help you choose a website name, get your space allocation and email address with one of these providers.

If your website is relatively straight forward I'll charge $500. I'll work with you to make a great looking website on your PC, Laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

If you want your website to appear high in the Google search list. I'll explain what Google is looking for in a website.

If your website interacts with the user (ie online shopping) I'll quote before I start.

Call me on 0410 346 344 to get started.

Alternatively email me: Justin O'Dea

12 “Sally is 25. She attends college where she is studying engineering. She is interested in the environment but has only a limited understanding of Global Warming. However, if made more aware of the issues, she would like to get involved somehow. Sally feels intimidated by the variety of ecological organisations and is not sure how to contribute.“ Figure 3. An example of a website Persona. When you know who your Personas are, you are ready to start preparing content for them. 13 Website Content Website content encompasses all the information and applications available on your website. It is surprising how alike content is across many websites. While file formats can vary, the purpose for which content is used is very similar. Figure 4. Website Content as a phase of the Website Development Cycle. Why is this? 14 Content is the same because the intention of most websites is the same - to bring visitors on a journey towards an intended destination. Content Journey Users to your website are on a journey – particularly first time visitors. They usually know little or nothing about your organisation. They are relying on you to give them all the information they need to get to know you - and then to make a decision, e.g. to contact you about a funding opportunity. It is your job to make sure that the content you provide caters for all their information needs and leads them to decide in your favour. For example, imagine a person interested in your charity comes to your website. She may have seen a reference to you in a magazine about some interesting work you are doing. Otherwise, she knows nothing about you. However, she liked what she read in the journal and has an interest in your discipline. If she feels you are competent and trustworthy, she would like to make a donation. What is her online journey and how should you cater for it? In this situation, the journey is simple: Persuade her about the bona-fides of your organisation Give her a basic introduction to the services & value you provide. 15 Compel her to act Give her everything she needs to decide that you are a great organisation to support and make it easy to make a donation. Include a clear and explicit call-to-action that compels her to act, e.g. “Save a whale. Click here to donate now”. Reassure her she is doing the right thing Allow her to stay in touch with you online after (or even before) she has awarded the contract. For example, allow her to subscribe to a blog, an email newsletter, a Twitter feed or a Facebook page. Give her information that makes her feel she has done the right thing by trusting you. These 3 steps of Persuade, Compel and Reassure occur again and again. To create content, you need to understand how the journey is expressed for the subject matter of your website. You can then draw up an inventory of content features that support it. This Content Inventory is simple a list of everything to be published on the website. Warning! Do you have the time? Be careful when creating a big content inventory. Will you have the time and budget to create everything on it? Experience shows very few web projects allow enough time for content to be authored to a reasonable standard. Much more time is usually allowed for design, which – although important – is merely a framework for displaying what people actually want, i.e. information and applications.