7 Phase Website Design Process
Whether you are thinking of having a Website Developed for the first time or maybe you just need a new better one, in any case you should know at least some of the most critical fundamentals about web design. Take only 3 minutes to learn some of the critical things you need to look at today in this post.
First of all let’s face your website is the core of your online and offline marketing activities (SEO, PPC, Social Media, Email Marketing, Outbound Marketing) If you look at all your marketing channel and techniques, what they actually do today is bring visitors (potential customers) to your website, and the main purpose of your website design is turn these visitors into customers. In marketing terms this is called conversion. A bad website will cause you to waste money on other marketing methods, because you don’t need more visitors if you cannot turn them into customers. So the better your site is the more visitors you can turn into paying loyal customers and does not really matter whether you sell consumer products online, provide local services, or build houses.
Many people in the industry call themselves web designers but they really are just a bunch of geeks with some basic coding knowledge. Of course, without much planning they will quickly create a website for you with lots of information, photos, and contacts but the question is, is that the way to turn your visitors into paying loyal customers….is that what you need? And the answer is simple… it’s NO!
What you have to do is look for someone serious about web design and development. This is where secret scoop comes in this is how we make websites We follow the 7th phase web design process.
Phase 1: Analysis
The first step is always about information gathering, identifying information like:
- Website Purpose
- Website Goals
- Target Audience (Customer Persona Funneling)
Phase 2: Planning
Planning should include a
- Definition of a Sitemap,
- Website Structure and
- Technologies to be used
Phase 3: Design
Not only should design focus on wire-frame modes and Visual style but also the usability of the user interface (UI) for the best possible user experience (UX).
Phase 4: Content
A very important part of the process is choosing the right text, photos, and videos that should be optimised not only for your visitors but also for search engines (SEO).
Phase 5: Development
Here we actually develop the website using Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML), the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) and some advanced coding, Databases and other technologies to give you a fully functional, fast loading and responsive (for mobile devices) beautiful website.
Phase 6: Testing
Your website has to be tested for all technical features, like coding and scripts, compatibility with major browsers, and also check if the website really fulfills its purpose.
Phase 7: Deployment and Maintenance
After launching the site, we monitor and watch for possible bugs and deficiencies. Also we manage any future updates and developments for you.
As you might realise now web design and development of a really functional website is not such an easy process. But if you share our passion for a high-quality website let’s get in touch. Leave a comment and share our passion …