Design process is something that all designers follow even though it varies from one designer to the other. The process also depends on the type of a design project you are working with. The other side of the design process is from the business perspective, which should result in a functional creative brief. This is the crucial part in order to redesign your website successfully.
It’s a good idea to create a few lists that will guide the designer. Consider something like:
- Websites that you would like to get some design cues from
- Colors, fonts, logos, and other branding materials
- Stock imagery you want to use
- Primary goal of the website (i.e., user registration)
This is what will help you develop a creative brief that works and aids the designers to design a product that will reach your goals.
While redesign your website, keep in mind that old links should not be changed, otherwise your linking of pages to another sites will destroy your past work. Also a default page should be display, if website is unable to find the current pages. Always make a list of all the reason why you want a new version for your website. Also keep in mind all the SEO points in new website.
When we got any assignment for new website, we always study the complete sites and then make a sitemap and version for the site, so that maximum links can be reused or redirected.