Several Steps for Web Designing and Development
1. THE FOCUS OF THE WEBSITE
This is the first thing you want to define clearly before any other step is taken. You need to decide what the main purpose of the website is - what you want to focus on in terms of a subject.
It is important that you define this step as clearly as possible because a website's focus has a major impact on the whole project; this is the 'foundation' of the site.
2. SPECIFIC WEBSITE FEATURES
This builds off of the first step, where now you look at actual features that you need to
3. MAP OUT THE MAJOR SECTIONS OF THE WEBSITE
With the first two steps completed, you're ready to actually start mapping out the major sections of the website; drawing out quick diagrams of the website is a useful way of doing this.
A diagram can easily show the hierarchy of a website and how the various sections are related to each other.
4. WRITE OUT YOUR FINAL CONTENT
This part is usually left to the end , then people wonder why they have to go back and rethink the structure of the site.
All websites are driven by content it's the content that makes a site effective and successful. As such, this part of the process is arguably the most important, so you need to pay attention to it.
5. FIND A STYLE / LOOK FOR THE WEBSITE
At this stage of the process, you are ready to start looking at the visual aspect of the site – the design.
6. BUILD THE WEBSITE
Yes, I know it seems impossible but you can finally start building the actual site at this point!
With the above questions answered and steps completed, you'll find the process of building the website is much easier and you will have reduced the chance of having to go back and redo things.
7. EVALUATE THE WEBSITE, MAKE THE REQUIRED CHANGES / UPDATES
Once you've built the website, you should walk away from it for a day or two. This will allow you to come back and evaluate it with fresh eyes. It might also be a good idea to get someone who has not worked on the site, to take a look as well.
8. GO LIVE – REGISTER A DOMAIN, FIND A HOST, UPLOAD THE WEBSITE
If you've passed steps 1 to 7, you know you're ready to show the world the website. All that is left to do is go live:
• Register a domain
• Find a hosting company
• Upload the website