Tag Archives: Discovery Phase

3 Steps to Setup a Local WordPress Development Site

WordPress Development - AMP Stack

Nearly a decade ago, when I was doing a pet project using PHP/MySQL, I struggled a lot setting up my local development environment. Things have changed since then and the whole suite of required tools now arrive bundled and in easy-to-install packages. You can set up a local WordPress development site in just 3-steps. Let me show you how. Step 1: Setup an AMP stack A …

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How to Create a Visual Site Map?

Visual Site Map using Draw.io Flowchart Tool

Are you planning to put together a new website? Then having an idea of how many pages will your website have and what content you are planning to put on your website is very important during the early planning stages. A Visual Site Map will help you a lot with this process. What is a Site Map? A site map …

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Top 3 Reasons You Need a Domain Name

Domain Name

Just like how every house has a unique identifying address for the post office, every website has an address. This is referred to as the Domain Name. You may have seen domain names like yourname.wordpress.com or www.mit.edu/~yourname. These are sub domains. They are like a flat address. In these examples, wordpress.com and mit.edu are the domain names. If you are a blogger and you are …

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The Golden Rule when Choosing a Domain Name

Golden Rule for a Domain Name - Simple

When choosing a domain name there is only one Golden rule to remember: KEEP IT SIMPLE. Simple means Short Short domain names are easy to type, easy to remember and easy for offline marketing (e.g. Word-of-Mouth). A long and complex domain name will increase the risk of visitors misspelling it. The most common length of new domain registrations between 2002 and 2011 …

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Domain Name: Brand Name vs Keyword Dilemma

Domain Name: Brand Name vs Keyword Dilemma

Brand Name or Keyword – now that is a good question! A tough one if you are in Internet Marketing. A tougher one if you have no idea about the future of your website. Lets say you are looking for some advice on Digital SLR cameras, which website would you go to first: (A) a  popular website like Canon.co.uk, Nikon.com or DPReview.com  or (B) …

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Q&A: Discovery Questionnaire

Summary of my Discovery Questionnaire = Sony Simon - Live. Love. Learn.

In my previous article, I had written about the 10 introspective questions that will help set off the Discovery Phase of any Website Development/Redesign project. This is a Q&A article based on that Discovery Questionnaire. 1. Why do I want a website? A: Here are my top 3 reasons: I want to share with the world the things that bring me joy and success. …

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10 Discovery Questions before You Design A Website

Discovery Questionnaire

The very first step before embarking on any grand project is visualising the outcome; beginning with the end in mind. In web development, this phase is usually called Discovery. I spoke to a few Web Developer friends and also researched over the Internet and came up with this simple 10-question “Discovery Questionnaire” to aid you in the discovery process. 1. Why do …

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