The work of developing website requires technical knowledge. It has become more easy for Web Designer/Developer to develop website now a days due to facilities like Content Management System, Advanced Theme Templates and Page Builder, but if you’re non technical business person it’s difficult for you to decide what could be the best for your website.
In this Article you will learn why website is important and what are the steps you must know, will make easy for you to develop website with Web Designer/Developer, also focused only on website development without using any coding languages.
So here are 8 steps for Website Development:
1. Motive of Website
Before Website Development the motive of website must be clear. Now a Days Website is important but knowledge of what we are desiring from website will make our further process easy. For what you are desiring website – Do you want to sell products and services? Or do you want to improve branding and work on online visibility? Or do you want to provide information and gather some funds for your NGO? Know the business goals. All these things are necessary to make a web development successful.
2. Content Planning
The motive for which you’re developing website and by visiting similar websites you will get to know importance of content planning. Sometimes in some websites you will find the dummy content the reason behind this is the number of developers are many but preparing content according to motive of websites are very few. That’s why when you are planning for your website it is also important to plan for which, how much and type of content is required for different pages for your website.
Website is static as the content of this cannot be change easily. In Blog you can add as many as different articles you want to. There are many platforms to write blogs like in WordPress/Blogger or also you can simply post on social media too but the motive behind to write a blog is related to your business then website is must. In website there could be department of blog also in which you can add articles too, Example Hospital website contains of pages like about us, services, infrastructure, etc., but with this giving knowledge/information like reasons for diseases, symptoms, etc., so develop smartly.
A domain name is your website name. It is the address where Internet users can access your website. It’s an essential part of having a website, so next step after motive and content planning is domain, but it’s only part of the equation. In order to launch a website, you’ll also need content and a hosting service to store your files so they can be accessed on the internet. Remember that owning a domain does not mean hosting is also included. You will need experienced company for the domain registration. Another way is you can purchase domain and hosting both and then you will only need develop website.
5. Website Hosting
In simple language hosting means creating space in cloud server for storing your important files. To buy hosting there are different plans. Choosing the right hosting plan will mean having access to the right allocation of resources to keep your website loading quickly and reliably for your visitors. Think about how many businesses these days operate primarily online; their sales and business leads come from their website. If someone lands on a website and there’s a problem it takes too long to load or doesn’t appear at all potential customers won’t wait around. They’ll bounce off that site in search of a one that works correctly and can deliver what they are looking for, seamlessly. There are many companies who can provide hosting service from cheap to costly but the important is there performance and support.
6. Choice of Platform
Reaching till above steps the next step is to decide which platform will be best for your website. Now a days well known CMS are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal. If you are looking for professional website the WordPress is the best option for current situation. After choosing platform you should also keep in mind that design of your website should be responsive. Responsive means website opened on a big screen like desktop or on a small screen like mobile, the user should experience same in both.
Now we are moving forward to more technical phase. Before choosing platform there must be image in your or developer’s mind how your website will look and it’s structure. Preparing website in this outline is called as wireframing in technical language. First wireframe your website in Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch and then prepare prototype by giving touches like colour, images. In this way, webpages build in this flow is called as UI/UX in technical language. Choose developer or Company wisely who can give best wireframing to your website.
8. Web Development
Every website has two parts Frontend which means the look of website which is visible and Backend which means what you see in frontend is possible due to coding. Coding is very difficult part and it is impossible to code without any knowledge and experience. From Platform like WordPress with the help of it’s themes, templates, and page builder a professional website can be developed. For coding you will need experienced developer/company if you don’t have any knowledge for coding for best outcome of your website.
These 8 steps for Website Development is a nice process, if you implement this by developing yourself or with the help of experienced developer/company you will surely get the Best Results. If you are planning to develop website then we at Softnoesis will provide you best service and also good maintenance/support after service, you can reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org