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How to Plan Your Website

A little bit of planning goes a long way to your resulting success

Website Features

What goals do you have for your website? By this, we mean – what problem does your website need to solve. This questions opens up a discussion about your branding, content, marketing and functional requirements. Your web consultant will help to scope out your requirements. Call us to organise a free phone consultation.

Website Content

Creating a new website for your business is a great idea. But having an idea alone won’t get you to a finished website. To make your website interesting, appealing and relevant to your audience it should contain great quality information in the form of words, images, videos, sounds, interactive features and other media. We can help create your content to make this process easier for you.

Website Maintenance

Every website owner should have a care plan in place, to clearly outline what maintenance is required. Your input will depend on how frequently you plan to update the website, which features are installed and how the website is configured. Before you start building a website, it’s a good idea to consider who will look after it because this may influence how it is developed.

3 Different Ways to Build a Website

No method is right or wrong and each have their advantages

Custom Design with PSD Templates

Most web design agencies use graphic design software (such as Adobe Photoshop), to create pixel-perfect page designs and website elements, such as backgrounds, buttons, menus and more. Those designs are then taken by a web developer and turned into responsive pages for the web. This method gives designers more freedom to create, and the resulting website in a lean-coded, custom website that loads quickly, is robust and has a simple content editing interface.

WordPress Page Builders

There are many popular WordPress Page Builders (such as Divi, Elementor and Beaver Builder) with visual drag and drop interfaces that make it easy to create and modify your web designs, on the fly. Page Builders are useful for a quick setup with ready-to-go design templates. Going down this path means you can spend a bit less time in planning and jump straight into the creation stage; adding in the various sections and modules as you need them. Using a Page Builder means you can design and develop your own pages online, from your website dashboard.

DIY Website Builders

You may be familiar with Shopify, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace and other website builders out there. These sites focus on speed and ease of use for the DIY website builder. While speed and ease is achieved, you sacrifice in other areas such as flexibility, extensibility and features. However the main difference is that WordPress is an Open Source platform that gives you full ownership of the website you create.

Should You Fix or Rebuild Your Website?

Minor Issues, General Upgrades and Maintenance

Something doesn’t look right on your website? You tried to update your site and broke something? Or it just stopped working, for no apparent reason? Every website requires periodic attention from a human. Some websites require more frequent attention than others, depending on the code, functions and hosting environment. We can assist with your front-end and back-end development, and hosting configuration. To prevent issues occuring, we can assist by setting up your automated backups and updates.

Major Issues, Re-design and New Features

When you need major work done on your website, we determine the most feasible way to proceed by considering the time required to solve your issues, and the end result for your investment. We must consider the current state of your website to decide the most feasible solution, for example – you wouldn’t spend thousands of dollars fixing an unroadworthy vehicle when you could buy the brand new, current model, for less cost. This is a slightly crude example however it rings true for old websites that are unstable, have outdated code, unsupported themes and plugins, and are beyond repair. In many cases rebuilding your old website from a clean slate delivers a better, more sustainable result, and better value.

Website Support

  • Manual Website Updates & Maintenance

  • Troubleshooting

  • Fixing Minor & Major Issues

  • Automated Backups & Updates

  • Performance Optimisation

  • Plugin Setup & Integrations

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Web Design & Development

  • Content Planning

  • Logo Design

  • Unique Website Design

  • WordPress Page Builder or Custom Development

  • Professional Team

  • Instructional Handover

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Website Hosting & Security

  • Domain Registration

  • SSL Certificates

  • Firewall and CDN

  • Fast Website Hosting

  • Email Hosting

  • Monitoring & Security

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Recent Reviews by Katana IT Clients

Macarthur Mowers & Marine

Wade and his team have been there through thick and thin and stuck by our business. Katana have it all covered and that is a relieving thing to have.

Belco Aluminium

It has been great working with Katana who are very reliable, responsive and same day fix. We look forward to continuing a long and healthy relationship for many years to come.

T&DC Supply Chain Solutions

Katana IT have been involved with managing the IT requirements for T&DC for a number of years now and we have found them to be responsive and knowledgeable in their field.

Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections

It has been necessary for us to have lots of networks connected and Katana has always been very good with connecting us up.

Dundalk Pipelaying

We have gone from having issues to having issues dealt with before they happen. Computer problems pretty much do not happen anymore.

VJ Accounting & Taxation Services

We have had a fantastic experience working with Katana IT. They really have taken the stress and the time away from any arising IT issue’s we have had.

Lindsay Civil

In business we don’t have time to have computers down or playing up, Katana IT give us good support and a quick response. I am an old tradesman and my IT skills are limited. I need someone I can rely on for quick response and the right advice.

Telstra Business Centre

Over a 5 year period our business grew from one site located in Campbelltown, to eight sites that stretched from Kiama and Wollongong, through to Rockdale and into Sydney. Wade had full management of it and was a trusted advisor on what was required for both upkeep and improvements.

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