Establish the aim of your website
Is the aim of your website to inform people that your business exists and encourage them to get in touch?
Is it to sell any products online? or showcase your work?
Having a clear focus will help you as well as your online visitors
Research, research and more research
Have a look at other websites
Identify those you like the style and take notes
Know your target market
Make sure you clarify this early on as it will affect your design, theme, content, and usability and search engine optimization.
Choose your domain wisely
Pick something short, easy to remember and reflects the nature of your business.
Decide on a design and layout
Having done your research you’ll hopefully already have an inkling of the design and style you want to go for.
Try and create a mood board with screen grabs from sites you like.
For the layout try and sketch it out with drawings and ideas to see how your ideas come together.
Plan and create your pages and content
What is that you would like to tell your visitors.
What’s going to get them excited about your work and keep them on your website?
Don’t rush in with the long, rambling text. Keep copies relevant and concise to hold visitors’ attention.
Get your images ready
Get any images you want to use and prepper and lined up
It will save you a lot of time when it comes to pulling your pages together.