Website Checklist

Check out our simple Website Checklist with over 40 essential things to do before building a website.

1. Business Checklist

Before diving into the technical details, it is important to address these questions and specify business goals first.

just basics, nothing complicated here:

1.2 Competitor Analysis

It's about checking out what others in your space are doing so you can do it better.

2. Planning

This is where you map out what your site will look like and what it'll have.


Find the answers to these questions about working with third-party on your website.


3. Development

This is where you build the site.

Let's not forget about on-page elements. Trust me, it's not as complicated as it sounds!


Website Checklist for beginners

This simple guide walks beginners through building a website, ensuring nothing is missed

  • 1. Business Checklist
  • 1.2 Competitor Analysis
  • 2. Planning
  • 3. Development
  • This checklist is currently under development and is not yet complete. More steps will be added soon.
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  • I use Whimsical ↗ to create sitemaps before the design process, but Octopus ↗ is also a good alternative.
  • This phase is where we should think fast and break things before developing and designing. It's cheaper to make mistakes in this phase. Finalize the website's structure and create the basic layout only!
  • It is important to ensure that your platform sticks to industry standards and that the interface is easy to manage for you. It is essential to use a template or page builder that loads quickly. If you haven’t decided yet, check out my Landing Page Builders collection.
  • For instance, a business website generally consists of four main pages: the Home page, the About page, the Services/Products page, and either the Contact or Pricing page.
  • You don't have to write a privacy policy on your own or hire a consultant to do that for you if you don't need tailored needs. Find a tool that is able to generate legal documents on Landing Page Checklist.
  • Explaining the nuances of on-page SEO could make this checklist more complicated, and it's an entirely different domain by itself. To understand it better, check Ahref's On-Page SEO: What It Is + How to Do It ↗ article.