‘A Modern Website Design Kenya: Stages of website design and development’ – Some people would be very surprised of this title. Like they have no idea what someone would be meaning to say there are stages in web design and development. Most business people out there know the category of their and that is all they think matters when they need a website.
Web design and development are two terms that are mostly used interchangeably. Most people use either to mean web development. If we are to use these terms separately, web design comes first, then web development follows. It is by design that a developer comes up with a demo site. This is what gives the client the picture of what he/she is to expect at the end of the project.
For each of the stages involved, a developer must work hand in hand with the client. There is no way a developer will deliver a project at the right time if the client is not cooperative. To begin with, a client must be clear on what they expect (the end result). They must also have a good understanding of their business/company so as to give the developer a comprehensive outline of what is to be included in the website.
One thing that brings conflict in web development is the issue of content. A client will come, say what they want, be sent a quotation, pay up the required amount and get lost. The next time they show up is to ask, ‘how far?’ At that point a developer knows what to do but the resources needed have not been availed to them; that is a role that a client should have played right at the start of the project.
Content is very important- items such as, logo, mission and vision and so on should be provided from the word go. Unfortunately, some clients don’t even reply emails when a developer tries to reach them for content. In short, content is very important when it comes to design and development. When all that is provided, a developer can work speedily.
Basically, stages of website design and development are as follows: initial meetings, information gathering, planning, design, content assembling, developing, testing, reviewing and launching. Though continual, web maintenance should be the very last stage of development. A website should not be left at the launching- it needs some servicing just like a car does. This is where a maintenance plan comes in. For a Modern Website Design Kenya Contact Us today