The Website Development Process – How does it work?
When a new business contacts for a website quote, one of the initial questions they often ask is, “What happens next?”
It’s completely understandable because building a website can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t have much experience with it. But don’t worry, I’m here to guide you through the process and make it as straightforward as possible. So, let’s dive in and explore the steps involved in creating a fantastic website that will help your business thrive!
Step 1: Set your goals and share your vision
Before reaching out to a web developer, take a moment to think about what you want to achieve with your website. Having a clear idea in mind will help them bring your vision to life. So, discuss your objectives and make sure that you will be on the same page.
Step 2: Find the perfect developer for you
Now it’s time to find the right web developer who can help bring your online goals to fruition. A quick Google search for web designers or developers in your local area is a great place to start. Remember, supporting local talent can be a fantastic way to contribute to your community! Take a look at their portfolios and see if any of their previous work resonates with you. If you find someone who feels like a good fit, reach out and request a free quote. Don’t worry, things don’t get too technical at this stage.
Step 3: Craft a design proposal together
Once you’ve found the perfect developer, they will start working on a design proposal. This is where they will need to delve deeper into your website’s details. You’ll be asked some questions or provided with a questionnaire to better understand your needs. Remember, this is your website, so feel free to voice any concerns or ideas you have. You will go through a few iterations until they get it just right!
Step 4: Building the framework and adding content
Once the design proposal gets the green light from you, the developer will start building the framework of your website. This is an exciting phase because you’ll get to see a live version of your site taking shape. You’ll also have the opportunity to provide input along the way. It’s important to ensure that your website includes key components like a user-friendly Content Management System, tools for SEO, robust site security, clear Call-To-Actions, and visitor tracking capabilities. Simultaneously, you will need to work together to create compelling content that captures the essence of your business.
Step 5: Let’s put it to the test
With the framework and content in place, it’s time to put your website through its paces. It should be tested it on various devices and screen sizes to ensure that it looks and functions flawlessly. It’s also a good idea to involve your friends and colleagues to get their feedback. Their fresh perspective will help fine-tune the website before it’s officially launched.
Step 6: Ready, set, go live!
Now comes the exciting part—launching your website to the world! Once it’s out there, a good developer will keep a close eye on its performance and gather feedback from your target audience. Remember, the launch is just the beginning. You should continue to work together to make any necessary adjustments and improvements to ensure your website brings in the business you deserve.
Rest assured, as a developer, I am here to make the website creation process a breeze for you. Together, we’ll can build a fantastic online presence that showcases your business in the best light possible.