• Starting out.
If you are determined to make your own business website that is based on social gaming, then the first you need to do is pick your inspiration, such as Moshi Monsters. However, this must only serve as inspiration and you must be very careful not to steal anything or impinge copyright laws.
• Website design.
What you will be doing is creating a freelance website, which means you are not attached to a particular company. This comes with the perk of being able to hire your own website designers, programmers and developers. These people will be able to, under your guidance, design a website framework and then help you fill in the blanks to create your perfect website.
• Characters and layout.
Websites such as Moshi Monsters and other websites like it appeal to people because they are interactive, they are easy to use and consist of a lot of bright colors. This is where Moshi Monsters should serve as inspiration to you so that you can examine the features of the website and the characters so that they may spark ideas of your own.
When you have your first consultations with the website designers, they will ask you for the names of websites that you like the look of and ones you don't. They will then use these to create a website that you love.
If you want to do this project right, then you will have to consider buying software such as Flash and Dreamweaver from Adobe. Both of these can be expensive but if you are seriously considering web design as a career then it is a purchase that you will have to make. On top of this, you will probably need a powerful and fast computer that will be able to run these programs quickly and effectively with no problems.
Remember, starting up any business is an investment, so be prepared to make some big purchases.