Web Development Process Steps
Websites are like a published product for any business and similar to any new project, even a website needs planning. This planning is the web development life cycle. A blend of right circumstances, right people, right tools and enough effort can help make it happen and within a speculated time (as no one would like to wait for months for getting a website developed).
Lets’ see what steps a WDLC aka Web Development Life Cycle follows…
Planning and Information Gathering.
Begin with planning; remember that’s the first step to anything. No planning means no protocol, and means not knowing, what to do next, when done with one thing. Plan carefully, as a website can make or break your business’s reputation!
Web Site Fundamental and Site Specification.
Get a domain name or a web address
Load content pictures, charts, products and price listings and anything else you want the customers to see.
Customer security must never be overlooked; especially if yours is an e-commerce business where customers share their personal info, for who on earth would like to see their confidential information going public.
Decide a layout.
Trail Product Designing.
Who all are needed- a programmer, a developer, and a customer
Discuss, analyze, research because as much as you tell, those much are your chances of getting in return. No say, no results.
Speak out, after all, it’s your money, discuss your objective, where you are now, and where your vision to be 6 months from now?
Choose multimedia structures, which you wish should be a part of your site
Comply with legal terms, why get into troubles later?
Discuss about links, navigation bar, graphics, color scheme, theme and keep asking as it will cost you nothing, but time.
Content planning is crucial, so don’t hurry for no reader loves coming to a site that’s designed beautifully, but lacks the readability actor. Check for accuracy, completeness, relevancy, errors (no matter any type are harmful).
++ People don’t just use chrome, choose a multi-browser site
Don’t force your readers to wear their reading glasses, offer them an easy readability
Don’t use colors just because it’s your favorite, choose something that goes ideally with your websites’ layout.
Final Testing and Lanching.
A usable site is important, don’t do it just because everyone else is doing.
Ask for a sample; why make changes in the entire website when you can see it going one by one
Check for the publishing site, hosting service (as nobody likes visiting a site that shows “404” or “503 forbidden” error)
Check functionality, downloading time, navigability, working links
Get SEO or SEM services to help potential customers find your businesses, once it’s up and running.
Ask for the follow-up, who will do it and after how long.
Maintenance and Updating.
Building and forgetting are not needed, as when you plant a seed, just planting it in the soil will not give you fruits; taking care, watering, providing necessary nutrients would cause fruiting. Similar is for your website, which will flourish only if proper maintenance is offered.