Key Phases of Web Design and Development Projects

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Want to Start the Web designing and development projects, Okay. Before that i want to ask  you , Are you aware of  key phases to start an Kickass designing and development projects. If yes then , I appreciate you. if not then  here are  important phases which helps in building the websites quickly and efficiently, such planned process helps in serving the intended purpose of achieving the end product of high quality website as desired. There are numerous steps involved in designing and developing a website, right from gathering information to create an appropriate website according to specific need or business type. It will also include maintenance of the website to keep it current and up to date.


Although the process of web designing and development varies from designer to designer, the basic will remain the same. Here are important phases of web designing and development:


•  Gathering information
•  Decision and Planning
•  Designing and Developing the website
•  Testing
•  Launching
•  Completion
•  Hosting
•  Maintenance to keep it up-to-date




To brief the phases:


Gathering information:


Before beginning with the designing and development phase, it is very important to first gather enough information about what type of website to create, for what purpose, is that for personal need or business need and so forth. In this phase, many factors need to be considered to bring a good feel and look to the website while creating. As the first step, it should involve better understanding of company and owner such as, what business is it, goals, dreams, further focus and more. Moreover, factors like how can the website be utilized for achieving business goals. This phase can be processed by asking numbers of questions to the business or website owner. Besides all, the target audience must also be taken seriously into consideration, as it is very important to design the website according to the taste and current trend of people to easily attract them.



Decision making and planning:


This is an other important phase. Before you begin with, take enough time to think and decide about what you actually wish to accomplish with new website. Determine the need for special functionalists to be integrated in the website, or should the website make interacting with visitors. Style and type should also be taken into consideration. Moreover, number of pages required should be promptly decided.



Designing and Developing the website


This phase will also include the process of designing logo in addition to designing the web pages. However, it absolutely depends on the interest of the website owner. The website can be custom designed according to the requirements. Website can be designed using HTML, and other programming languages like, PHP, SQL or using Joomla, WordPress and others. However, to make custom website pages, the designer must be skilled and talented. There may also arise need for coding the webpages using programmes. This can help a website become interactive and complete. It is also possible to include drop down menus, navigation links and rollover effects for the website. Websites that have more than 20 pages may need “Site Map” creation, which has a simple one-click access to all the web pages of the website.


Website testing:


This is another important phase, which is mostly performed to ensure the search engine readiness of the website. It includes testing of meta tags, page headings, page titles, link text, page body text, ALT image tags and many others. A website must be tested on various browsers for ensuring its functionality and display prompt. It should become accessible in all web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and many others. If the web page content does not appear properly on all browsers, then the code should be adjusted or corrected to make it functional.


Launching of website:


As an important process of website designing and developing, launching is done to make the website appear live online. However, during this process scripts and other interactive programming are tested for verifying good functioning of the website. It is very important to verify at the last stage before launching the website if it is working in a proper way that the visitors can see your websites live on browsers. After launching is done successfully, both hand and automated search engine submissions are done to fix with any issues that may possibly occur. Moreover, complete search engine optimization can be performed in this state too.





At this phase, in case of any need for changes, minor adjustments can be done to the website, which may include, adding or changing text, images, plugins and more. This finalizes or confirms completion of website.





Hosting may include features like online file manager, web based email interface, creation of email accounts, online web stats, website backup utility, PHP BB Bulletin board, forum, website backup utility, MYSQL database management, chat room, add or remove sub domains, FTP access, custom error pages, add-on domains, auto responders and many more.


If required you can also include many optional add-ons like, e-commerce (PayPal), SEO, Branded Email template, Site Search, Flash effects, animation, photo gallery, news, article posting, events calendar, guestbook and more.


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