Website development process can be classified into different development life cycle steps. Initially, web development is a process of designing a website for world wide web using various programming and designing technology. It helps to format the team effectively and upgrades with a standard and procedure to be adopted for future project reviews and quality maximization. It includes
- Specification and Documentation
- Testing and Deployment
- Marketing and Maintenance
Analysis, one of the important processes of required for a web development project. once, the project/website enters into a team, it needs some of the preliminary requirement analysis. As website becomes major part of the business, it needs complete study and analysis of exact requirements. This can be done through emails, questionnaire, interactive sessions and client meeting etc. It should cover all aspects including existing web development competency, targeted audience other progression required for the business.
Specification and Documentation
Once analysis process gets over for a project, the preliminary specification and documentation should be drawn by covering each and every element of the requirement. Create system functionality document perceiving all requirements of the client. It creates better understanding of should be developed. Also, specify the future project requirements in the documentation. Big projects require further levels of consultation to assess additional business and technical requirements. After reviewing and projects get approved, a written proposal is prepared, outlining its scope including responsibilities, timelines and cost.
Website designing, the prominent process covering the activities directed towards the architecture of the system and function flow. Site design with templates, images, text, prototypes and other graphic functionality forms part of the web design. Ideally, the design of the website speaks about its core business to the customer.
The next phase of the lifecycle is development stage which transforms the detailed design and specification to actual product through various hard code programs. The process includes integration of source code, database files and content into single module or product.
Testing and Deployment
Intense testing of site functions includes cross browser compatibility testing, resolution testing, data processing time, page & code load time, navigations and other modules. Validation of pages through w3c consortium is also included. Bugs will be fixed and rectified. After testing, the finished process is deployed and functions are carried out successfully.
Marketing and Maintenance
Making sure that the website reaches the targeted audience, marketing of the site should be prompted using internet marketing strategies like search engine optimization, email marketing, social network marketing, pay per click (PPC) campaign and so on. Likewise, a web development process is an ongoing one with never ending till the project gets completed. Finally the project maintenance and regular updating should be done to make them user friendly.