What is a Site Plan?

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What is a Site Plan?

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In the early stages of project planning for your website, a site plan is usually a good place to start. This is basically the foundation of your site. Once you have this in place you can build upon additional features or functionality that you would like to incorporate.

Below is a sample of a basic site plan. You’ll first begin with a site map which will list the pages you need on your site. Then you’ll follow with your site plan that will detail what elements should appear on each page.

  1. Home
  2. About
  3. Services
  4. Blog
  5. Contact

All Pages

  • Logo
  • Navigation
  • Social Media Links
  • Subscribe Box
  • Footer

Home

  • Slider
  • General Info
  • Featured Service/Special
  • Latest Blog Entries
  • Call to Action

About

  • In-depth Company Info
  • High-resolution Images
  • Acheivements & Awards

Services

  • Services list
  • Featured Service/Special
  • Testimonials

Blog

  • 2 Column/Right-hand sidebar
  • Blog List (main)
  • Search (sidebar)
  • Categories (sidebar)
  • Recent Posts (sidebar)
  • Recent Comments (sidebar)

Contact

  • Company Name, Address, Phone, Hours
  • Contact Form

In Conclusion

As you may notice, the Site Map and the Site Plan provides the very basic beginnings of your website project. Taking the extra time to focus on this part of your planning allows you to begin visualizing your site and makes it a little easier to review your site in whole, before visual distractions.

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