I have completely rebuild my main website to be a training /tutorials website. It has taken many months and is still in need of design work. I have ported all the relevant old articles and tutorials form from my previous site. Some of the articles are being re-written and will go live once they are ready.
I have spent the last few months completely rebuilding the Photography on Wheels website. The aim was to move all my photographic work from this site into the Photography on Wheels website and re-instate the galleries from the old zenPhoto site.
For now I've made the site work using a theme based on the old Photography on Wheels website. I will change the theme once the designs for this website are complete.
To make a successful website you need careful planning and thought. Deciding what you want from a site before getting a website built will also save time, money and reduce problems in the longer term. It is always best to start the design process with a clear idea of the purpose of the website. Try to provide the designer with some samples of similar sites and designs that you like.
Please note that many web designers will not accept a job unless the content has be created and site has been properly thought through.
As part of the "So you want a website" course I've been writing, I've created a simple Website check-list. It's for anyone that is thinking of getting a website. The aim of the check list is to help you get the basic information that any web developer will need to know and to get you thinking of want you want from your new website. It covers everything from who you are and what you do to how the website should look and what it should do.