Recent years has seen a huge influx of websites being added to the World Wide Web, with new ones being released with every passing day. If you are a business owner who wants to make your presence felt in the online world, you’ll no doubt wish to get your own website launched as soon as possible and bring it to the attention of your prospective customers. But wait! Can you really launch a website and get web design done overnight? Or is there an actually development process that takes place? Well, the right way to design and develop a website is by following expert-defined steps from initial information gathering down to maintaining your site. While the actual process varies depending on who you choose to design your site, the basics remain the same.
Without the right information, your in-house or outsourced web developer will not be able to get your website up to your satisfaction. Apart from just the look and feel of a site, the purpose, goals, target audience and content need to be understood so that the site can fill requirements to perfection.
This stage involves creating a sitemap and a blueprint of how the website is going to be developed. This will serve as a guide to develop the website, define the tools (especially if open source web development is opted for) and technologies that will best fulfil requirements and list all main sections and areas of the site.
Here is where the look and feel of the site is determined. The target audience and brand are considered at this stage and a prototype is first created before the actual development takes place. choosing open source development(WordPress) since this already forms a strong foundation for your site, but if you require it done from scratch.
Once a site goes live, this is not the end. New content is to be added to attract customers and changes may need to be made to the design to make it more appealing to a changing customer base. All of this requires updates and maintenance.
Nothing works perfectly the first time around so the website now needs to be tested for issues. Multiple rounds of testing are usually carried out before the site is finally delivered and goes live.
At this stage the actual site is coded or created. Graphics, content, forms and information are put together, and all functionalities are created.
It attracts the right kinds of visitors. Guides them to the main services or product you offer. Collect Contact details for future ongoing relation.
Rather than just running to a web design agency to get your website created or redesigned, you need to start off with a brief discussion and requirement analysis. This will help you get a clear picture of what is involved and will reduce multiple iterations. After all, if there are constant changes in requirements, there’ll be needless delays in delivery and you’ll also annoy the designer. Determining the criteria and requirements will result in less future trouble because you’ll have a fully functional site that meets your business goals.
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