11 Things to read before you build your web site
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."Charles Darwin
I have compiled the following resources to help you make an informed planning of your web site project – it can be a personal, business or a startup web site. This is a rudimentary list – I have only included things that have helped. For example, the comparison of hosting providers.
18 Questions Your CEO Forgot to Ask When Building Your Website.
The Sweet 16: Principles for Building a Successful Internet Business .
How to conduct a Web site competitive analysis.
Designing a great site
Designing a great web site: Ben Hunt’s Web Design from Scratch.
This complete guide covers all the basics, usability, information architechture, planning stages and everything else.
Formula for a perfect web site.
How usable is your web site?
How to Convince a Client They Don't Need a Splash Page.
Don’t Look At Me - YOU Killed Your Website.
Comparison of Shared hosting providers.
Comparison of Dedicated hosting providers.
Analyzing website performance
The most powerful Internet metric of all.
Hope this helps. Feel free to add to this resource listing.