Posts Tagged ‘Development’

Web Design and Development Process

February 4th, 2021

Designing and developing a website is a tedious with numerous steps to work on. The process may vary from one designer to another, but the basics will mostly be the same.

Data gathering, analysis and definition
Planning the site structure
Structuring and selection of the design
Development
Test, refine, and launch
Maintenance
Data Gathering, Analysis and Definition

This is the most crucial step of the process; the ideas that the designer gathers from you – the owner of the website – will go a long way to help create the website based on your specifications. The worst problem a designer would probably encounter would be to work with clients who do not supply the necessary details, and then blames the designer if the website’s design did not exceed or even pass their expectations. It is always best for you and the designer to cover this ground through proper documentation – going through a “client survey interview would” be the best thing to do. You could either fill-up a form or go over the questions while brainstorming with the designer. Those details will be summed up in a client’s brief that your designer would create to define what the project is about, the goals, the target audience’s profile and perception, message to convey and the competitive edge – this together with the survey would be used to bring an imaginary audience into life. After going through these processes, the designer would have to draw a timeline for each phase of the project so that each milestone would be recorded and achieved in a timely manner.

Planning the Site Structure

When planning the structure of the site the designer must collaborate closely with the client on the content. Brainstorm with him/her to create a list of all the contents that the website must have. Then, he will spend time going over the list in order to trim it down to what are most applicable to the target audience and goals giving sufficient thought to how the site will grow in order to leave room for further development. After categorizing the content of the site, you need to go over the changes with him to see if they meet your approval. Next, would be the creation of a sitemap based on the content. A sitemap is a visual imagery of the outlined structure and content of the site. Lastly, is the creation of the wireframes. A wireframe is an illustration of the different pages and the content of each page – it includes the different elements like images and navigation. It also contains footers and other instrumental elements.

Structuring and Selection of the Design

Now, it’s time for a clearer view of what your designer is working on. As with the other steps, you need to work closely together. A thorough analysis of the materials on hand, while going over the points you want clarified and changed is necessary before giving your designer autonomy over the creation of the design. At this time, he can already surmise the different aspects he must work on. This part of the process needs time and patience from you and the designer because you would have to go over several drafts of the visual forms before you can get the final design.

Development

This is the creation and development stage of the website. As this point, your designer will piece together all of the individual visual elements in order to confirm, and refine a technically functional plan which you need to review and check in order to know if it will be finished on time and within the budget or if you need to make some adjustments. After going to the first phase, then the creation and the integration of the site will start which is the 2nd phase of the development process. It is absolutely necessary to receive updates and give feedback while the site is continually developing in this stage.

Test, Refine, and Launch

This is when your web designer will apply the finishing touches to your website and test if before going live. It is imperative to conduct a quality assurance test of the content, validation, accessibility, validity, load testing, connection speed, scripts, usability, links, Search Engine Optimization, and security. There are 3 levels of priorities at this point. The first one are those which need to be fixed before a website can go live, followed by those which could help improve it, but you can afford to go live without, and last, would be those ideas for future consideration. When you give the final green light, the site will be uploaded to the server using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol Program.) Subsequently, a last test run will be done to check that everything is running as they should before launch. Then, your website is now set to go live!

Maintenance

How to Find a Hungry Crowd For Your Product Creation and Development

January 4th, 2021

For any type of business to succeed product creation and development has to be a part of their overall business plan. For most people through finding and creating products that people want can be tough if you do not know how to go about it. By not having a formula or plan in place you will find yourself just spinning your wheels and your business struggling to try to stay above water. We have some tips to help you with product creation and development so you can market them to your customers and others who maybe looking for your services.

One of the main keys of product creation is finding out what people want. This is not as hard as it may seem. Finding what people want will take you a little bit of work, but it can be done with just some proper research. Many people tend to think you have to pay a company thousands to do the research for you. That is just not true unless you’re rich and can afford to toss money around. All the leg work can be done by yourself quickly and efficiently once you know the steps you need to take. Now let’s get into those steps to your first product creation and development.

On the Internet your best friend to help you create products for your customers will be forums. There are millions of different types of forums on all kinds of subjects. This means no matter what type of product you want to create there probably is a forum about it. The main reason we use forums is because people post questions and problems they have. By visiting these forums you can see what needs they have and get to work on a product to fix the problem. Two of my favorite places to visit are www.big-boards.com and The Warrior forum located at www.warriorforum.com. Big-boards is a listing of forums update daily showing the largest ones around. The Warrior Forum deals mostly with Internet Marketing, but has so much information you will want to visit it daily. Most people just try to guess what people need and that is a big mistake with product creation and development. You must actually see what people need so you can create what they want. Most people buy products because they solve a problem they have.

Developing your products is something you should take very seriously. Ask questions in forums, this will help you understand the needs of your potential clients. Quiz your customers past and present on what they need. By compiling all this information you can create products that people want and need. If you do this your business will continue to prosper no matter what type of economy were in.