Posted on : Jul 11, 2017
A powerful website has become the crowning glory of a successful business. It has become one of the most convenient ways to hunt potential customers and get your business going. Hence more and more people are looking forward to making a strong online presence through a well-fabricated website. Getting a website created is a one-time investment that will yield you fruitful results in the long run. The glory of a website stands strong with the support of many skilled professionals holding on to the prominence of a well defined website.
The ladder to success always begins with the first step. Creating a website too has a plethora of steps that needs to be followed carefully to reach success. Let me take you through the basic steps that will lead you to the inevitable journey that a website goes through before hitting the limelight.
1. A meeting that brings out the fruitful results
Before you start with the website creation process it becomes necessary to have a meeting with all the concerned people who would be generously contributing to the creation of a website. Meet up with all the concerned people that include the client, designers, developers and many such pivotal assistance and decide as to who will do what.
2. Research, research and some more research
Why a website? What purpose will it serve? How will it help the audiences? For which type of audience the website is being made? How long will it take to complete? How much assistance will it require? And many such questions need to be answered before the wheels are set to roll.
3. Sketch out your thoughts
Once the above-mentioned questions are answered the next step is to get the designs ready. Use the Sketch App for an experience that is out of the world. The sketch is one such invention that personifies the digital era where a designer can now vent out his ideas on the digital platform before it goes into the next stage. When you sketch your design before actually beginning with the website development process, you end up saving your time in rectifying the errors as early as possible so that you won't find any difficult at a later stage. Also if the Sketch is crystal clear, the Sketch to HTML conversion would be a smooth journey.
4. Strategize the content
After you are done with the designing aspects the next step should be to plan out the contents that will be appearing on the website. A good content proves to be the perfect cherry on the cake. You can get a good content writer to plan out the contents of the website.
5. Sketch to HTML
Once the contents and the designing process has been completed the next step would be to bring the static designs to a well-defined website. This could be done by the Sketch to HTML conversion process. Always start with the homepage first, then proceed with the internal pages. Also, make sure to get the client's approval at every stage so that you do not face any problem in the future. This will considerably reduce the time taken to rectify the error in bulk at a later stage.
6. Put the website for testing
Once the designing and development process has been completed the next step would be to test the website for bugs and rectify them on a timely basis. Everyone loves to explore a hassle free website, hence it becomes necessary to give a great user experience to the clients as well as the audience with an error free website.
7. Get timely feedback
It is necessary to get a feedback from your client everytime you cross a milestone, whether it is related to designing the home page or the web content or developing any particular web page. Move ahead once you get a green flag at every stage.
8. Let the world see your work
After you are done with the designing, developing and the quality analysis, the next step is to go live. Roll out your work for the whole world to see. Get your website reviewed and rake in some feedbacks as they will help you to know how your work is being accepted.
A website has become one of the mandatory features of a business that wishes to grow and expand. Website creation is not a single process, nor can it be achieved overnight. It is a journey that needs assistance, growth and stability at every stage. All these together form the durability of a website. Above-mentioned are just the basic steps that when maneuvered with dedication will bring out the best results.
Ajay Panchal is a senior SEO executive at Techno Infonet. He has an extensive experience in the field of SEO. Helped many clients to grow their business through SEO.