AreArt ~ Web Design & Management Solutions

Made In Wales

Tips & Resources

General web site criteria

If you are unsure about terms and words used on this site...or anywhere on the web for that matter, you may find it useful to look through our Jargon buster

Take a little time to browse the below information...noting what you would like available to or on your site. Many of the points raised may be of no benefit however there will be some that are useful or you may not have given any consideration!

What may be required?

  • E-mail
  • Mailing lists
  • Message boards
  • Shopping cart
  • Contact information
  • Forms requesting Info from the site
  • Forms for ordering
  • Forms/databases for availability

Advertising Who is the target audience?
  • Area
  • Demographic
  • Type/background

Statistics Are statistics required?

  • Counter
  • Analyser
  • Visitor Tracker
  • Visitor Information


How do you see the site as part of the business?
  • Extra resource?
  • Main source of income?
Is feedback required?

  • Message boards
  • Guestbook
  • Scoring system (polls etc)
  • Tell a friend
  • E-mail feedback

Will feedback be offered?

  • E-Zine
  • E-mail Clients on special offers etc
  • On-line support pages/Forums
  • Human click
  • Telephone
  • Postal
Linking to like-minded sites i.e. Tourism agencies?

  • Stand-alone? (Depends upon getting your site noticed and correctly placed on search engines)
  • Part of another site? (Linked to through a larger site or organisation)
Types of advertising

  • Pay for high positioning and quick reviews of the site by search engines? Can be costly but also can be worth it.
  • Local papers. Paid editorial to announce launch of the site
  • Local papers …other areas

General look and feel Any preferences?

  • Colour
  • Type
  • Seen before and liked

Costs to consider

  • Cost of the design
  • Web site hosting
  • Domain name
  • Advertising
  • On going costs such as re-registering name after 2 years, re-purchasing web space after 1 year.

We hope that the above information will help you in your decisions about the type, look & feel of your web site - If there is any 'jargon' that you are unsure about...Be sure to check out our Jargon buster


© 2018 AreArt