When building a web site, it is important to build a structure or plan to give yourself good direction while you configure your design. You need to try to cover all reasonable capabilities at the planning stage which will save you time in the long run, and give your site a chance to develop in a reasonable order.
Yes, this is the "Thinking" part. What is your website for? What information or products are you presenting? Who are your customers likely to be? And more importantly, what are your best talents? A brain storm session may help you solve problems you have, or help you fully investigate your ideas. It can be a good idea to have a group brainstorm to expand your brain storm business ideas. Gather some friends or interested parties and set up a brain storm session. Set your guidelines for your brain storm technique so as not to stray too far and have someone take notes, do some brain storm writing, so nothing is lost.
If you do a search for "brain storm internet", "brain storm product", "brain storm web" or "brain storm software", you might get some help to get started. All ideas are valid so write them all down. Try to be positive to avoid criticism, as any idea could lead to something valuable.
If you are struggling for a business idea, take a look at this Latest Home Based Business Idea page, (sorry, example deleted for EzineArticles compliance.), To see how you could start a new business online. This may help you become much clearer about what it is you are trying to achieve, and possibly how you might make an income. You will have to work hard on your content design. You may already have a strong business offline, and understand it clearly, but brainstorming will help you create and categorize your content into a clear order.
Your information should flow easily from one place to the next, so you can make a meaningful road map through your site via your menus. Take time with this now, it will save you plenty later. I have suggested you brain storm business ideas, but of course, this is related to any site. It may be a good idea to do this on paper. Jot down your ideas and sort them into priorities. Think about things from the user's point of view. What information do you think they will be looking for. Consider related business' or products.
Here is a brain storm tip shortlist to help you get started.
This will help you become much clearer about what it is you are trying to achieve. For a more complete web site design plan you could take a look at the Twelve Point Plan here at http://www.ecommerce-site-builder.com/ecommerce-web-site-development-design.html .
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