There are numerous steps in the web site design and development process. From gathering initial information, to the creation of your web site and finally to maintenance to keep your web site up to date and current. The exact process will vary slightly with each website we create but the basics are generally the same.
Phase 1 - Information Gathering
The first step in designing a successful web site is to collect information. Many things need to be taken into consideration when the look and feel of your site is created.
This first step is actually the most important one, as it involves a solid understanding of the company it is created for.
It involves a good understanding of the person the website is for, what their business goals are and how the web can be utilized to help you achieve those goals.
Certain things to consider are:
- Purpose - What is the purpose of the site?
- Goals - What do you hope to accomplish by building this web site?
- Target Audience - Is there a specific group of people that will help you reach your goals?
- Content - What kind of information will the target audience be looking for on your site?