“Everything is designed, but only a few are well designed”. And, those well-designed websites, Web Applications do have some genuine design steps behind the scene. The Website design is much like solving Math problems. While solving the Math problem we divide the problem into parts and with the help of Mathematical formulae, we solve it step by step.
Website, Web Application design is a complex process so we have to complete it in a phase by phase manner. Moreover, the website design process needs different technologies to work together so that it satisfies your client and increases your profitability. The Eight essential phases are as follows.
- Goal Identification
- Scope Definition
- Sitemap And Wire Frame
- Content Creation
- Visual Elements
- Testing And Redefining
1. Goal Identification:
You need to talk with your client about why he/she is going to develop/design the website. Your client may have one or more goals to achieve, you list them in your notebook.
2. Scope Definition
At this step, you will be calculating and estimating the size of visitors, technical resources it may require in the meantime, and over time as its size grows. Also, you should estimate how large it may go over time.
4. Content Creation
This content creation part is so crucial in the website designing process. This step can be regarded as the heart of the process. You should have good, promising, clear, and easy-to-understand content for the website.
5. Visual Elements
This is the stem where your promising content meets the great design. At this step, we will be collecting different resources for the website. The resources may include Images, Videos, Icons, Business logos, Audio, etc. After you have collected everything you will be transferring them into your previously designed wireframe on the UI/UX tool whatever you are using. Then, you will be showing it to your client, recording the suggestion on it. You should be clear that your client is god, what he/she says, thinks is always true like universal truths do.
Once, your client confirms the design next you will be coding or giving your wireframe life. While developing a website (coding) you should be aware of the security, responsiveness over devices, scalability, etc.
7. Testing And Debugging
Now, your website/web application coding/programming is complete and you have it on your hand. It’s time to test it out. Here, you have to test all the possible aspects, you have to check load balancing, website speed. Also, you should consider extreme cases like what if there are more visitors than we estimated previously. When it passes all the checks, then only it will be ready for launch. If any errors do appear, you will be right through debugging and getting it robust.
Ahh, it’s the big day. It’s time to launch the website, you get it to a live server and deliver the website to your client.