Website creation is a time-consuming and relatively long process that takes place in several stages, as the customer’s idea becomes a real functioning website or an online store.
Website creation is a process in which several specialists usually participate. For a project to be successful, it is necessary, at least, to determine:
-what tasks are assigned to the site,
-on what visitors the website is designed,
-what do you want to convey to them;
-what functionality do you want to put into your website, i.e. how it will work;
-who and how will maintain the functioning of the site, update information, how is it planned to expand it?
The process of developing a website can be divided into the following stages:
-Planning the structure of the future site (sections, navigation, etc.)
-Development of site design,
-Layout of the developed layout,
-“Layout of the layout” in the content management system developed by us,
-Installation of software modules responsible for the enhanced functionality of the site,
-Filling your website with text and images,
-Testing the site for compliance with the technical task and placing the finished project on the Internet.
Let’s look at each of these stages in more detail.
1. Marketing planning
At this stage, the very foundations of the created site are found out. What should the site do? What are its main tasks? What do you want to achieve with it? What do you want this site to convey to your visitors? These and other numerous questions help to determine what the site will be like.
2. Technical planning
This is a stage that is often undeservedly neglected (Especially if the deadlines are tightened). But it’s been known for a long time – every hour spent on planning will save three or four hours at the development stage. Here you should pay special attention to how navigation should work (How does the visitor get to this page from the main?). Do not forget about the software functions (the user clicked on this button – what should happen?).
3. Website design
One of the most difficult stages. First of all, because most of us are accustomed to evaluate the design separately from the site itself, as the picture or music in the song is judged separately from her words.
Here it is worth remembering the goals that you set before the site (the goal to impress everyone with a beautiful picture?). Does the design speak about what your company offers? Does it correspond to your corporate style? (You do have a corporate style?). Does it clearly show your difference from competitors? Will the design in the future effectively move the site? And this is only part of the questions that must be asked.
A layout is a translation of a project, up to this point, existing as an image, in the HTML code. Here are some features. A well-designed site will work the same in all major web browsers and the most common permissions (or can you afford to lose customers?).
5. Content management system (CMS)
A serious task is the choice of software “engine” that allows you to update information on the site without unnecessary complications. (If you can assign the task of updating your secretary, and she will cope with this without the help of your programmer – then everything is OK). In addition, sometimes you have to change the structure of the site – for example, move the section or create a new one. This process should also not cause difficulties. Following open standards is also very important – do not “chained” yourself to someone’s closed technology.
6. Filling the site
In the case of using CMS, the filling process becomes quite simple. Of course, it does take some time. The only thing worth paying attention to is the readiness of the texts themselves. Very often this stage is the cause of the most significant delays, so it’s best to take care of this in advance.
7. Testing and re-laying
Despite the fact that testing takes place at each stage of the project, final testing is necessary. What should I check? Here are some of the most important points. Does the site work in all modern browsers? Are all the necessary materials posted? Do all the software components work together smoothly and clearly?And now, when the testing is over, the moment of the site placement comes.
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