Our 8 Step Website Development Process
We always keep in mind that each website development process doesn’t start with coding and doesn’t end after the day you finally launch your website.
The first step of our website development process is that of discovering and researching. The most important task at this point is to get a clear understanding of your future website purposes, the main goals you wish to achieve, and the target audience you want to attract to your site. Our website development questionnaire helps to develop the best strategy for further project management.
The main reason behind the sitemap creation is to build a user-friendly and easy to navigate website. The sitemap should describe the relationship between the main areas of your website. Such representation can help understand how usable the final product will be. You can judge how easy it will be for the end-users to find the required information or service if they start from the main page.
Step three of the website development process is the design phase. This is when your website starts to take shape. All the visual content, such as images, photos, and videos are created at this step. Once again, all the info that was gathered through the previous phases is crucial. The customer and target audience must be kept in mind while we work on a design.
Step four is that of content writing and assembling it on respective website pages. This step usually overlaps with other steps of our website development process. Content writing involves the creation of catching headlines, text editing, writing new text, compiling the existing text, etc. Its vital at this stage to identify and use the correct ‘Key Words, Meta-Tags and Meta-Descriptions for all pages and images. This will make a massive difference in your SEO – Search Engine Optimisation so that you will be found and ranked organically on Google and other Search engines.
During Step five, we can finally start creating the website itself. Graphic elements that have been designed during the previous stages should be used to create an actual website. Usually, the home page is created first, and then all sub-pages are added. We create a website hierarchy that was previously created in the form of a sitemap in Step two. We will implement all this on a ‘Staging site’ that you also will get access to view the developments. However, this won’t be accessible to the public at large.
Step six of our Website development process is to test, review and launch the website. Testing is probably the most routine part of a process. Every single link would be tested to make sure that there are no broken ones among them. We will check every form, every script, run spell-checking software to find possible typos. Use code validators to check if your code follows the current web standards.
What’s important to remember is that a website is more of a service than a product. It’s not enough to “deliver” a website to a user. We will make sure that everything works fine, and everybody is satisfied and always be prepared to make changes. It is critical to ‘test’ and ‘measure’ all developments to see what is working and what needs for work to improve results. We will also connect your website to your Google Analytics and Google Search Console accounts for reporting and reviewing purposes.
At this point as we take care of all the little tasks related to closing the project. Packaging source files, providing instructions for use and any required training occurs at this time. We always monitor and check everything is working fine and what are the results from Google Search and any paid advertising you choose to conduct. We provide all our clients who host their websites with us a monthly report on their website rankings and performance of keywords.