Nariel web development – 5 stages of the web design life cycle
Once all the necessary information is compiled, a site map for the prospective site can be created. The site map includes the main topics, subtopics, and overall ecosystem of the website.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Nariel Web Development – 5 stages of the web design life cycle
Today, you can create your own website or blog on a content management system within minutes.
However, professional websites are still best made from scratch, and this can be a lengthy and confusing
process, especially for those with no experience with web design. In simple terms, the web design cycle
can be broken down to five stages mentioned below.
1. Research and information gathering
In this step, all the necessary information is researched and gathered, like the client requirements,
purpose of the website, and expectations from the completed website. You also need to look into the
kind of people who would be accessing the site and what content should be added to it.
2. Website planning
Once all the necessary information is compiled, a site map for the prospective site can be created. The
site map includes the main topics, subtopics, and overall ecosystem of the website. It will be used in
later stages as a guide to create the final website.
3. Website development
This is the main stage and possibly the longest. It involves reviewing information with the client and
developers and determining how the final site would look like. Much of the information gathered in the
first stage will be used, along with the suggestions and preferences of the client. It is common for more
than one prototype website to be designed at this stage for clients to choose from.
4. Web design development
At this point of the design cycle, the client and developer should have reached to an agreement about
the various elements of the website, like the logo placement, color, and design. The developers and
designers then start making the final version of the website. It usually starts with the home page, but it
can change with each company. Templates for additional pages may also be made, with code
compliance, accessibility, and functionality in mind.
5. Site analysis and release
Once the final site is made, all the elements are analyzed by both developers and clients. Site
compatibility is tested with different browsers, along with code validation and other aspects of the site.
After all these tests are done successfully, the website is uploaded to a hosting service and handed over
to the client.