Darla Lyn Photography & Web Design

Web Designing

Building a website, like building a house, requires planning and thought in order for it to be successful. This simple three step process will give you a guide to follow. We would be happy to help you at each step in the process.

Step One: Discuss Your Needs with Us

Get in touch with us and discuss your project and goals and we can work on a project outline that needs your needs.

Step Two: Gather and Organize Your Content

The next and most important step in building a website is to gather and organize your content. Think through the information you want to present to your visitors. What information is critical? What pieces of information are secondary? Generally speaking when you are starting your site it is best to focus on the essential information you want to communicate to your visitors and then over time add additional pages and information. This has the added bonus of keeping the content on your site fresh which Google and other search engines value in their rankings.

Generally your content is going to be divided into text content, images, photographs and artwork, and tables of information. Great images really boost the visual appeal of your site. Think about what photos might look good on your site. Photos of your products, staff, work and location all help your visitors visually relate to your site. A good picture is really worth a thousand words in web design. In addition content that provides a personal link between your visitors and your company is always valuable. Make your visitors feel like they know your business or organization on the first visit.

Once you have decided what information you want to include on your site, think about how to logically divide this information into the pages of your site. Next think through the navigation of your site. What information will be on your home (front) page and how will your visitors access other pages? For many sites this will be easy and obvious but its still valuable to think through how your visitors will navigate the content on your site. If you are planning to add more content over time, how will this new content be integrated into the existing site.

Step Three: Think About Your Design

Check out the Design page for more information about our standard layout. Like most sites on the web, our standard layout is based on a three by three grid. Browsing through the Design examples is a great way to think about the visual layout of your page. We can assist you by creating a simple banner and finding and editing images for your site.

Contact DLP images

If you have decided to work with me on your site, we will have already had several conversations about the content, organization and appearance of your site. Now is the step where I put it all together and create your site. I will setup your site based on the design we have worked up and will then add your content and navigation. After a review I will make any changes you request and then activate your site for the world to see. Finally I will create a Google site map for you and submit your site to Google and other major search engines.


Our Work

Take a look at our customers pages and the work we have completed


Multimedia Tours

For some of our customers we have taken a complete array of real estate photographs of interiors and property lines.

We work to put together a comprehensive package to display the home as if you were there on site, viewing it first hand