There are many websites with good content, but with poor UI/UX design. Your website is the virtual “front-desk” personnel of your company. People will look at your website while doing their research about your company.

It is very imperative that you take into consideration these processes before developing your website and if you are a web developer, these processes will be useful for you as well. ‘Nuff said! Now, let’s do a deep dive in!

1. Information Gathering/Research

Most people ignore this critical step in the development process. To ensure that your web design is on the right path, gathering information about the business is necessary. Know the goals of the business. Do you want to sell products and services? Or do you want to improve branding and work on online visibility? Now research your target audience. Are the audience teenagers or children? Or are they adults people? All the things are necessary to make web development successful.

2. Design Planning

After you have gathered sufficient information about the business, it’s time for the creation of sitemaps and wireframes. A sitemap is made with the information collected in the first stage. The primary motive of a site map is to create a website user-friendly and create a structure of a site. A wireframe provides a visual description of a site. Other than that, decide what functions and feature you want on a site. This function includes login, email subscription, admin, live chat, and so much more.

3. Website Design

Your web design is a key part of the success of your online business. The web design is created according to the target audience. A website that you are designing for school is entirely different from what you are designing for goods. Other things to keep in mind are a theme, colour contract, where to place text, images, videos, etc. The design layout will structure your page in a systematic manner so that it would look appealing.

4. Website Development

In this stage, the design of your website is now under developers to run the codes on it. A web developer will use codes on the site to make it function and run smoothly. It is the most crucial step in development as the graphic design in the previous stage comes to life. As per sitemaps, a home page is first designed than the other pages.

5. Content Creation

After the development process, now it’s time to write the content on your website. Excellent and engaging content is necessary to grab the attention of the people. The content should be modified for the website with headings, subheadings, tags, etc. so that people can find what they are searching for.

6. Website ‘Beta’ Testing

It is another routine part of the web development process. Every page and link are tested before launching the site to make sure nothing is broken. Check every form, script, and run spelling check software so as to find possible typing errors. Use code validators to make sure if your code follows the current web development standards. In this stage, your site is tested for several things including.

Resources: Grammarly for spell checking and W3C for code validation

7. Website Maintenance

Once a site is launched, doesn’t mean the end of services. To avoid further inconvenience, most developers are happy to provide maintenance services. There are many tasks to be carried out by the company such as giving customers the source code and project documents, working on feedback and the post-development support. This step holds equal importance because the main purpose of the site starts once it’s live for people.

8. Choosing CMS

WordPress is the best content management system (CMS) for your website. It is less expensive and easy to maintain. WordPress website development is not an easy task. It scares most people to manage and develop a website. Hiring a WordPress developer for your business is an ideal solution. The best thing about web developers is that they will create a unique, creative and aesthetically beautiful website for your business.

Final Insights

You read to the end, Awesome! I am sure you now know what you need to do to get started with building your website. Before you go, note that  LBDIGITAL is always available for you if you need help with creating a website

We will help you build a top-notch, mind-compelling website that doesn’t only make your website convert but make your users have an amazing experience too. Reach out to us and we will respond to you swiftly to build that dream website of yours.

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