The main goal behind the activity of web design and development is basically the same. To make this possible it is essential that the process has to be laid out in a proper and efficient way as both the elements are considered as the backbone of every online operation. When we do web designing and development, we should make sure that our website is able to grab the attraction of its viewers to the maximum. It thereby requires a lot of smart as well as hard work to make it possible.
Below are the steps to make the mission of a website successful.
- STEP – 1 Collect Information:
It is very much important to make sure about the real motto of designing of your own website. We should also be aware of the business we are into. There are various purposes that we can achieve through our own website. Thus to make this happen, we must enough information regarding the business, its goals, its plans, its strategies etc. so as to design and develop a website for the business. The information can also be collected from the other sources like the competitors’ website and thus create something unique from such data.
- STEP – 2 Planning Stage:
After the collection of information, we arrive at the most important stage that is the Planning Stage. Various options of technology that is available in website design and development must be considered by the team. During the planning stage, the sitemap of the website must be created which allow us to list all the main topics that must be made available through our website. The outlines of basic features can be showcased effectively by its user interface.
- STEP – 3 Design Stage:
The design process is an important step in our website development and it is the primary aspect to look out for. The look and feel of our website can be made appealing through our effective website design. We should never forget to remember our target audience and should proceed in a planned way through our design works.
For example, if we are planning a website that would target general mass, then we should make sure that we keep the teenagers and adults in our mind. Title and the images deployed must be catchy enough. But at the same time, it should be acceptable for the adults.
The designers could have their own set of ideas based on the past experiences, but they should be carefully synchronized with the original ideas. In such a case, website owners and web developers should stand on a common ground. Exchange of ideas is much necessary and is inevitable.
- STEP – 4 Content Writing
Content writing and compiling stage overlaps the other stages of website development. The role of the content writing cannot be underestimated. At this step, it is necessary to deliver the essence to the audience with the help of a genuine and fresh content. Content writing involves creating eye-catchy headlines, titles, text editing, writing new text, compiling the existing text, etc. This process takes time and effort, but it’s really worth it. As per the plan, it is better when the website content is provided to the developer before or during website coding.
- STEP – 5 Coding
At this step, you a developer can finally start creating the website and give it a shape. Graphic design of the website has to be laid down with the help of a trained expert that will help to make a website look distinct and can grab the attention of the viewers.
Usually, the home page is the page that is created first. Then all sub-pages are added subsequently according to the website hierarchy that was previously mentioned in the sitemap. Frameworks and CMS should be implemented at the right time to make sure that it is server safe and friendly.
When you use CMS like WordPress for the creation of a site, you can also install the plugins if there is is a specific need for deploying the contact us page form or the social networking buttons.
The other important step is SEO (Search Engine Optimization). it is the optimisation of website using the elements like title, description, keyword that can help your site achieve higher rankings in the search engines. Thus a valid code is pretty important for SEO.
- STEP – 6 Testing, Review and Launch
Testing is the routine part of such process. Every link that are being hyperlinked should be tested to make sure that there are no broken links among them. You should check every script, contents, run a spell-checking and grammar review software to find possible errors.
After you thoroughly check and re-check your website, it’s time to upload the website content to a server. After you deployed the files, you should run yet another, a final test called proof checking to be sure that all the files and functions have been installed correctly.
- STEP – 7 Maintenance and Support
It is important to remember that, a website is more a service than a product. It’s not enough to “deliver” a website to a user at one go. You should also make sure that everything works exactly the way it was expected and everybody everyone is satisfied.
Feedback system must be added to the site to allow you to detect possible problems that are being faced by the audience. The highest priority task, in this case, is to solve the problem at the earliest. If you fail to do that, then you may find that your users would prefer to use our competitors’ website. The last important thing is to keep your website updated. If you use a CMS platform, regular updates will keep your website away from bugs and decrease security risks.
Briefing it Up
Web development is the important part in the creation a beautiful website. Thus to make this possible it is essential to follow the steps mentioned above and thus give your website a new look and feel.