The insider’s guide to a successful website: design (part 1)

Whether you’re redesigning your existing website or building the next Facebook, there are some fundamental steps that you should follow in order to get the most from your investment. When developing a new website many businesses make some basic mistakes which can be avoided.

Through our experience of working on over 250 web projects, we’ve simplified the process of creating a website into three key stages – design, build and promote. To help you with your own projects we’ve created a series of articles that break down each stage into 10 simple steps you can follow. We hope these will help you in your quest for online success and help you stay ahead of the competition!

Part 1: design

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.