Modern businesses and individuals require websites, but creating one may seem like a daunting task.
Process time may range anywhere between days, weeks or even months depending on various factors that impact its timeline, such as design, content creation, functionality and hosting decisions.
The Planning Phase
This step involves researching competitors, the type of website you desire and what users require as well as developing a sitemap and wireframe (a basic outline of your site that shows its design and how it flows), which may take up to two weeks.
Your designer will create your homepage and subpage and request feedback during this phase, to save both time and energy in the long run. Stay engaged by offering input. It could save hours!
Size and complexity will impact how long it takes to develop a website, but having an experienced web design firm by your side can help keep the process within a reasonable timeline. However, inexperienced firms may lack effective procedures and techniques which add time and lengthen projects – which is why it is vital that clients choose an established firm who have demonstrated efficient client management in the past.
The Design Phase
Once the planning phase is completed, it’s time to design the website. This involves extensive collaboration with our clients so that each element satisfies their taste, vision, and objectives for this particular project.
The design phase involves creating wireframes and mockups of every page of the web resource in order to identify any issues with layout, functionality or aesthetic appeal before beginning work on its development.
At this stage, it’s critical that you communicate clearly with your team of developers regarding the visual elements and functional features they require from you for their website. Gathering this information early will speed up development process considerably; visual collaboration tools like Creately can also prove extremely helpful during this phase, enabling members of the team to see exactly what each other are working on simultaneously and make any necessary modifications quickly, saving up to 50% of project time with less back and forth between participants.
The Development Phase
Development Phase The development phase is where your website begins to take form, as all of the information gathered during phases 1-3 comes together and comes alive on screen. To make sure it meets their needs and is user friendly. It is vital that this step includes an in-depth examination of target audiences and how they plan to utilize the website, in order to design something user friendly and effective.
Once a site map and wireframes have been developed, construction of the website can commence. Depending on its complexity, this process may take anywhere from minutes to weeks or months; simple sites created using pre-made templates usually can be set up within hours; more complex designs could take 20-40 hours of laborious effort before becoming fully functional websites that resemble what was designed during phase one. At this point it should also be thoroughly tested to ensure all functionalities work as intended.
The Testing Phase
Once planning and design are complete, the next step in building the website should be code development. This stage could take anywhere from a few days to weeks depending on its complexity and the skills of its developer(s).
First step should be the creation of a wireframe – this gives designers a clear vision of your site’s appearance and layout so they can begin creating layouts.
At this stage, it’s crucial that you communicate with the team and offer feedback as necessary to ensure that your website is user-friendly and has a clean design. Once complete, it should be tested by trusted friends and colleagues to ensure its proper functionality; then uploaded onto a live server using file transfer protocol (FTP), ready for public consumption – starting the momentum towards growing traffic to your new digital asset!