As a web consultant and SBDC Technology Advisor, one of my services is to provide web audits for small business clients. A web audit consists of a thorough website review including review of first impression, design, navigation, usability, content, SEO, etc. I’m always on the lookout for articles to share with clients. [Updated January 21, 2011, February 8, 2011] Here’s my recent collection of Best Resources to Review before You Design (or Redesign) Your Small Business Website:
  1. I heartily recommend these two excellent books as an easy way to learn and/or review some of the basics of web design and web content:
  2. Here’s my collection of Best SEO Search Engine Optimization Resources:
  3. Here’s my collection of Great Social Media Resources — LinkedIn, Facebook, Twtiter, Blogging:
  4. 8 Best-Practices for Small Business Websites (DIYthemes):
  5. What Does Web Design Say About Your Small Business? (Mashable):
  6. 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Web Designer to Get Tangible Results (DIYthemes):
  7. The Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page (Formstack):
  8. How to Choose – And Hire – a Web Designer (DIYthemes):
  9. Building an Online Marketing Plan:
  10. The Benefits of Wireframing a Design (SixRevisions):
  11. (I’ll keep adding resources so check back later.)