Web Design ProcessSIX Stages for the website development process
⇒ Information Gathering & Analysis
The first step in designing a successful web site is to gather information. Many things need to be taken into consideration when the look and feel of your site is created. To be a successful website designer one has to take certain things into consideration like purpose of the website, Goals, Target Audience and Content
. Interviews with the clients . Mails and supporting docs by the client . Discussion Notes . Model Sites/Application
. Work plan . Cost Involved . Team Involved . Supporting Documents . The Approval
⇒ Specification Building
Using collected information from phase 1 web designer prepare complete website flow or sitemap. The sitemap contains main topics or areas of the website as well as sub-topics, if applicable. A good user interface creates an easy to navigate web site, and is the basis for this. During the planning phase, web designer will also help you decide what web technologies should be implemented. Elements such as interactive forms, ecommerce, CMS (Content Management System), flash, etc. are discussed when planning your web site.
. Reports from the analysis team
. Complete Requirement Specifications
⇒ Layout Designing
After building the specification, work on the Layout designing is scheduled upon receipt of content materials, images and graphics you wish to include. Here normally the layouts and navigation will be designed as a prototype.There can be a lot of suggestions and changes from the customer side, and all the changes should be freezed before moving into the next phase. The revisions could be redisplayed via the web for the customer to view.
. Requirement Specification
. Site design with templates, Images and prototype
⇒ Website Development
Development is bulk of the programming work. Web Developers have to organize code, content, refer to the planning details as the full website takes shape. Using the languages of HTML or XHTML, you can build the website along with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) which determines the style of your website.
. Approved Layout Design
. Complete Website with Flash Animation wherever it is required
⇒ Testing and Upload Website
After website development phase web design and development experts check all the functionalities and check points in the website. They check all images, visual effects, videos, internal linking, broken links and content of the website. After doing proper Quality Checking they upload the website.
. The website . Requirement Specifications . Supporting Documents . Technical Requirements .Technical Documents
. Frequent interaction with the developers and designers and Complete the Website . Testing Reports
⇒ Keep website SEO Friendly
- Below are few check points to check whether your website is SEO friendly or not?
- Does your website have proper Navigation and Internal Linking?
- Does your website follow latest W3C standards?
- Does it offer better user friendly experience?
- Does your website contain proper Meta tags?