Well building a website was never an easy thing to do yet the best efforts need to be put in order to build a successful website as having a great website really makes a count in your business.
This is why businesses endeavor to have a well-planned and well-designed website but do you know the right way to do it. Here we tell you how you can make a good website.
As you plan to make a website it's advised to gather the information that is related to the topic on which the website is being made. For instance, once you receive an order to make a website for a company then the first thing you should do is to know the subject upon which the website is required to be made.
Create a list in regard to the features and requirements related to the project you need to add. It is going to comprise a lot of things like you need to know their goals, about their purposes and collect information about the targeted audience and about their subject or contents.
Next, you need is to plan a chart where you will put all the previously gathered information and organize them as you make a development plan for the website. The flow chart encompasses the necessary tasks needed for the project so that in further stages, the chart works as a guide. Next, decide the technology that will be used by you for the project like what Content Management System (CMS/0 to use, like whether there is any need for WordPress or an eCommerce platform like Magento, among others.
However, if you are using any CMS like WordPress or Joomla then it's necessary to ensure the design is compatible with it. You can easily find many good template clubs available such as ThemeForest or TemplateMonster. It all features millions of ready-made templates that you can purchase and use in your web project. It's easy to meet these designing needs by cutting down the template designing cost as well as the overall project time-frame.
Next is the development section where the website will get a life. During this, the web developer is going to start taking individual graphic elements from the named prototype and it will be used to make a running or functional website. You do it by creating it on the homepage and then follow the shell for making the interior pages. This shell works as a template for content pages of the website as that's the main navigational structure of the website. Once the shell is created, the designer is going to take the content of the website so it can be employed throughout the website, whenever required.
Here, features such as WordPress, Magento, Databases, Contact Forms, Online Shopping Carts, Payment Gateways, among others are put together in order to make them live. In this stage, the website is available for viewing; however, it will require the assistance of the web developer, who must work on some other aspects of validating the HTML/CSS code, so that the website turns SEO friendly with some security and improved loading speed.
Testing & Making Life
With the help of your developer, testing needs to be done on every functionalities and aspect of the website in order to locate compatibility issues. The crucial testing is, testing all links and navigation, testing all web forms, testing the payment gateways, cross-browser testing and cross-platform testing for various screen resolutions. Once the issues are resolved the website is ready to go live. However, in case you haven't booked the domain and the hosting, then do it now. With the help of your developer, you can find out the perfect hosting requirement for the website.
Next, the developer is going to upload all the files and databases in the hosting account and once it's fully checked, the website will be launched. Here another crucial section is SEO and when it'd done properly them it can successfully get you lots of traffic or visitors to your website thus making your website appear on top of the search result of search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
Ultimately there is the maintenance of the website that's again a constant process. It's advised to take website backups regularly and update the software, themes and all other plugins.
Final Thoughts: Now you know what all processes and phrases you need to come up with a good and well-planned website. I hope you succeed in coming up with an appealing website.