What is a Customized Web Design?
In customized website development, we offers you the flexibility in creating a wholly unique design for your loved website. If you have a urging ideas or just want to make your website stand out of the crowd, here is where you starts!
Website Development Process
This is our approach to customized website development which have been proven to be an effective solutions for Web Design projects. It essentially is a documented outline of the steps needed to be taken from start to finish in order to complete a typical website. The process divides and categorizes the work and then breaks these high-level sections into tasks and resources that can be used as a road map for each project.
The planning stage is arguably the most important, because what’s decided and mapped here sets the stage for the entire project. This is also the stage that requires client interaction and the accompanying attention to detail.
- Requirements analysis
This includes client goals, target audience, detailed feature requests and as other relevant information. Even if the client has carefully planned his or her website, we are still willing to offer useful suggestions from our experience.
- Project charter
The project charter sums up the information that has been gathered and agreed upon in the previous point. These documents are typically concise and not overly technical, and they serve as a reference throughout the project.
- Site map
A site map guides end users who are lost in the structure or need to find a piece of information quickly. Rather than simply listing pages, including links and a hierarchy of page organization is good practice.
- Contracts that define roles, copyright and financial points
The contract includes payment terms, project closure clauses, termination clauses, copyright ownership and timelines.
- Gain access to server hosting and domain
Typical information to obtain and validate includes FTP host, username and password; domain login account; control panel log-in information; database configuration; and any languages or frameworks currently installed. (No worry if you dont understand this stuffs)
- Determine required software and resources (stock photography, fonts, etc.)
In determining any third-party media needs, we will identify where we might need to hire sub-contractors and any additional software would be required. Add all of these will be added to the project’s budget.
The design stage typically involves moving the information outlined in the planning stage further into reality. The main deliverables are a documented site structure and, more importantly, a visual representation. Upon completion of the design phase, the website should more or less have taken shape, but for the absence of the content and special features.
- Wireframe and design elements planning
This is where the visual layout of the website begins to take shape by using information gathered from the client in the planning phase
- Mock-ups based on requirements analysis
Designing mock-ups in Photoshop allows for relatively easy modification. it keeps the design elements organized in layers, and enables us for slicing and coding later on.
- Review and approval cycle
A cycle of reviewing, tweaking and approving the mock-ups often takes place until (ideally) both sides are satisfied with the design. This is the easiest time to make changes, not after the design has been coded.
- Slice and code valid XHTML/CSS
It’s coding time. Slice the final Photoshop mock-up, and write the HTML and CSS code for the basic design. In this part, we try to get the visuals together on screen first and functionality will be added later on.
Development involves the bulk of the programming work, as well as loading content. We keep coding organized and commented, and referring constantly to the planning details as the full website takes shape.
- Build development framework.
This is when unique requirements might might drive us to diverge from the process. Now is the time to implement the backend framework such as Wordpress, Woo Commerce, Magento etc... and get the basic engine up and running.
- Develop and test special features and interactivity.
Here’s where the fancy elements come into play. We prefer to take care of this before adding the static content because the website now provides a relatively clean and uncluttered workspace. we are likely to get forms and validation up and running at this stage as well.
- Fill with content.
Essestially, the content provided by the client or writer is loaded into the website. On-site Search Engine Optimization on content might also take place here.
- Test and verify links and functionality.
Here is a good time for a full website review. We will walk through every single page which have been created—everything from the home page to the submission confirmation page—and make sure everything is in working order and that nothing has been missed visually or functionally.
The purpose of the deployment phase is to prepare the website for public viewing. This requires final polishing of design elements, deep testing of interactivity and features and, most of all, a consideration of the user experience. An important early step in this phase is to move the website, if need be, to its permanent Web server. Testing in the production environment is important because different servers can have different features and unexpected behavior (e.g. different database host addresses).
Polishing a basically completed design can make a big difference. Here, we can identify parts of the website that could be improved in small ways. After all, we want to be as proud of this website as the client is.
- Transfer to live server
This could mean transferring to a live Web server, “unhiding” the website or removing the “Under construction” page. Our last-minute review of the live website happens now. We make sure that the client knows about this stage and be sensitive to timing if the website is already popular.
- Final cross-browser check (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, iPhone, BlackBerry)
We check the website in multiple browsers one last time.
This phase includes packaging source files, providing instructions for use and any required training. After website go live, we still keep it under our eye for a month to make sure the issues is attended shortly if any undesirable situation occurs. We are also available for future maintenance and are committed to ongoing support. However, maintenance charges will be required if the further support was unrelated to the previous development of the website.
- Hand off to client
We make sure the client is satisfied with the product and that all contractual obligations have been met.
- Provide documentation and source files
Provide documentation for the website, such as a soft-copy site map and details on the framework and languages used. This will prevent any surprises for the client later on, and it will also be useful should the client ever work with another Web developer.
- Project close, final documentation
Client sign off the last check of the contract and our contact information for support is shared. The project development is officially closed. In around a month, we will drop by the website sometimes to make sure thing goes smoothly.