Defining site goals is probably the most important phase of any design project where we define the goals, set up the overall structure, decide on content and assign roles and the different deliverables throughout the project.
Now that we have a bigger picture of the site in mind, we can start designing. All content for the individual pages, always keeping search engine optimization in mind to help keep pages focused on a single topic. It’s vital that you have real content to work with for our next stage. Tools like style tiles, moodboards, and element collages can help with this process.
The production stage is a point where the actual website is created. After the design and layout of the site is completed, the site goes into the engineering part of the work. Here, we will take all of the individual graphic elements from the prototype and use them to create the actual, functional site.
By now, we’ve got all your pages and defined how they display to the site visitor, so it’s time to make sure it all works. Combine manual browsing of the site on a variety of devices with automated site crawlers to identify everything from user experience issues to simply broken links.
Once everything’s working beautifully, it’s time to plan and execute your site launch! This should include planning both launch timing and communication strategies — i.e., when will you launch and how will you let the world know? After that, it’s time to break out the bubbly.
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